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  1. Comment // 01.02.2017

    "The Fed Sends a Clear Message Against Donald Trump's Economic Policy"

    The US Federal Reserve System (Fed) left its key interest rate unchanged, in a range of 0.50 percent to 0.75 per cent, in its most recent policy meeting. In December 2016, the US central bank had raised its…
  2. Comment // 15.12.2016

    "The Fed Raised Its Key Interest Rate, Europe Won’t Follow Suit in 2017"

    The US Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by 0.25 per cent, to a range of 0.5 to 0.75 per cent. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance" Research Department…
  3. Comment // 01.12.2016

    "Germany Needs a Tax-Funded Guaranteed Pension Scheme"

    Yesterday, the federal government published its "Old-Age Security Report 2016". According to the report, it is crucial that people in Germany make additional private retirement provision for old age, since the…
  4. Comment // 25.10.2016

    "The Number of ICT Employees in Germany Rose Considerably"

    According to data released today by Eurostat, the European Statistical Office, the number of information and communication technologies (ICT) specialists in the EU rose by almost 1.5 million people in the…
  5. Comment // 22.09.2016

    "Inheritance Tax Remains Unjust Despite Compromise"

    After a lengthy political dispute over a required reform of the German inheritance tax system, the mediation committee of the Federal Government and the Länder has reached a compromise. Professor Christoph…
  6. Comment // 15.09.2016

    "Germany Has Gained a Leading Position in Developing Higher Education"

    Today, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the 2016 edition of Education at a Glance, comprising the OECD’s annual indicators on education. Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer, deputy…