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  1. Research // 03.07.2001

    ZEW Financial Market Survey: Financial Experts Expect a Takeover Wave in Germany

    Company takeovers are likely to increase considerably from 2002 onwards. This is the result of the monthly ZEW Financial Market Survey by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim. The survey…
  2. Research // 28.06.2001

    Eastern Germany: High Income Gains from the German Reunification

    On the one hand, 19 per cent of Eastern Germans who were aged 25 or older in 1990 experienced material loss as a result of the German reunification. In the period from 1991 to 1998, they achieved on average a…
  3. Research // 20.06.2001

    Innovations in the Services Sector: Rationalisation is not a Priority

    The innovation activities of German service providers are by no means primarily aimed at reducing costs. Businesses consider it much more important that they develop new processes and behaviours in order that…
  4. Research // 19.06.2001

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Hopes for a Quick Recovery in Germany Don't Come True yet

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment derived from the ZEW Financial Market Survey has decreased again in June after it had increased in April and May. It currently lies at minus 8.1 points.
  5. Research // 08.06.2001

    Investments in Switzerland: Low Tax Burden in Interregional and International Comparison

    Despite the latest tax reforms in Germany and France, Switzerland continues to offer advantageous tax conditions in comparison to its neighbours. This is the finding of a study carried out by the Centre for…
  6. Research // 01.06.2001

    Wave of New Technology-Intensive Service Providers

    The proportion of all new businesses founded in Germany which are technology- and knowledge-intensive businesses in the manufacturing and service sectors has risen from a good 13 per cent in 1998 to…
  7. Research // 23.05.2001

    Innovation Behaviour in the German Economy: Germany Ranks Highly in Terms of Market Innovations

    Market innovations play an important role in boosting Germany's competitiveness. It is therefore extremely welcome news that in 1999 more than 40 per cent of businesses in the German manufacturing industry…
  8. Research // 22.05.2001

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Low Seems to Have Been Overcome

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany, determined on the basis of the ZEW Financial Market Survey, has remained unchanged in May, following an increase in April. The Indicator now lies at a value…
  9. Research // 15.05.2001

    Information and Communication Technologies: Demand for University Graduates

    In the past few years Germany has managed to reduced its deficit in comparison to the USA and other northern European countries, in terms of its implementation of Information and Communication Technologies…