1. 19.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator | Business survey

    Following the drop in economic expectations by 40 per cent last month, the indicator has continued its downfall in October declining by 50 per cent. The indicator has thus fallen from 40.8 points in September to currently 20.4 points. This indicates that the German economy is expected to lose momentum.

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  2. 17.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business related service providers

    The number of start-ups in the business-related services sector has increased by about twelve per cent as compared to the previous year. The same goes for East Germany (including Berlin), where the number of new businesses has increased considerably by six per cent. The economic sector thus clearly contrasts with the overall development throughout Germany.

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  3. 11.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    James J. Heckman | ZEW
  4. 04.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Unappropriated earnings | Optional inclusion | Stock option

    In accordance with the US-American Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US-GAAP), employers are not required to state personnel expenditure in full in the balance sheet when remunerating employees with share options. This signifies that the reported net income for the year is higher than is actually the case.

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  5. 27.09.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research

    The outcome of the US presidential election will have a greater effect on the US stock market than on the US bond market. This is the result of a study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, among 400 financial experts in September 2000. At least 40 per cent of the survey participants expect the elections to also have an impact on the German stock market – depending on the outcome.

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  6. 14.09.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Conferences

    A premature expansion of the EU towards the East entails economic risks. Particularly the accession of Eastern European states to the Euro Zone should not be done precipitately. This was the prevailing opinion at a conference on "EU Enlargement towards the East and Financial Markets" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim.

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  7. 28.08.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Women | KMU

    Family members, primarily wives who help run their husbands' businesses, play an important role in the success of an enterprise. It is particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which benefit from the paid or unpaid work of these women.

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  8. 22.08.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    East German companies | Innovation | Innovation activity

    Innovation activities of enterprises in manufacturing industry and mining in the New Länder hardly differ from those of enterprises in the old Länder. Any differences can be mainly attributed to the varying structure of company sizes.

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  9. 11.08.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Financing | Capital Market

    The productivity of businesses in Central and Eastern Europe has increased considerably over the past few years. According to a recent ZEW study, this development is related to the increased tendency of Central and Eastern European businesses to tap international capital markets to finance their investments.

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  10. 24.07.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Innovation | Distributive service providers | Innovation activity

    East German companies in the trade and traffic industries, the so-called distributive service providers, are significantly more innovative than companies in West Germany. The share of innovative companies as well as the share of innovation expenditures relative to turnover is larger among distributive service providers in East Germany than among distributive service providers in West Germany.

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