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  1. Research // 27.05.2002

    Increasing Systemic Risk for EU-Banking

    The danger that a collapse of a bank will trigger further breakdowns is not confined to single states anymore. Rather increasing integration of financial markets has created transborder systemic risk in the EU.…
  2. Research // 14.05.2002

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Scepticism on the Rise

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany declines in May. With +66.3 points the index now stands -4.3 points below the value of the previous month (+70.6 points).
  3. Research // 02.05.2002

    ZEW Financial Market Survey: Analysts Question Effectiveness of Tobin Tax

    Introducing a tax on foreign exchange transactions has no positive effect on the currency fluctuations which are associated with flexible exchange rates.
  4. Research // 29.04.2002

    ZEW Study on the Reform of Price Measurement Methods: Transparent Statistics Help Economic Policies Hit their Targets

    Is the growth rate in the United States in reality not much higher than the German growth rate? Is it possible that the German inflation rate is at a lower level than official statistics indicate?
  5. Research // 24.04.2002

    Service Providers in the Information Industry Often Provide Training in New IT Professions

    Service providers in the information industry place great value on training in new IT professions, such as IT specialists or IT-system electronics technicians. In total, around 40% of all turnover in this…
  6. Research // 24.04.2002

    Service Providers in the Information Economy Have an Optimistic Outlook

    In the first quarter of 2002, the annual growth rate in turnover of IT-related service providers grew by 3.5 per cent. Businesses also expect to see a positive development in returns and turnover in the second…
  7. Research // 16.04.2002

    Further Training Pays Off for Companies

    Providing further training is worthwhile, increasing a company's productivity. Company productivity rises by on average 0.3 per cent when the number of employees participating in furthering training programmes…
  8. Research // 16.04.2002

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Stabilization at a High Level

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment has slightly declined by -0.6 points in April. The index now stands at +70.6 points after standing at +71.2 in the previous month.
  9. Research // 26.03.2002

    Enron Accounting Scandal How vulnerable are DAX stocks?

    The bankruptcy of the US energy giant Enron shook global financial financial markets. According to the findings of a survey conducted by the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), at least three…