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  1. Research // 20.03.2000

    Key Objectives of German Tax Reform at Risk

    The intended tax reform by the government falls short of the mark. The government in Berlin intends the reform to strengthen the competitiveness of German businesses as well as the attractiveness of Germany as…
  2. Research // 14.03.2000

    Production-related Service Providers in East Germany: Structural Deficits Have Negative Effects

    The innovation activities of the East German services sector on the whole and specifically the production-related services sector continues to adapt to West German structures. According to a current study by…
  3. Research // 28.02.2000

    Shortage of Skilled Workers Hinders Innovation

    Despite the persistently high level of unemployment in Germany, there is a great demand for well-qualified skilled workers. One out of every seven service providers has trouble to engage in innovation…
  4. Research // 10.02.2000

    Portfolio Investment in Central and East Europe

    The equity markets of the former communist countries in Central and East Europe are approaching western standards, even though at different paces. According to western portfolio managers, Hungary, Poland, and…
  5. Research // 24.01.2000

    Stock Markets of Eastern Europe more Attractive

    East Europe is on the rise. These are the findings of a study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim among financial market experts.
  6. Research // 19.01.2000

    Fresh Impetus for Business-related Service Providers

    Finally, 1999 has finished positively for business-related service providers: with a seasonally adjusted annual sales growth rate of 4.9 per cent in the final quarter of 1999, economic figures for…
  7. Research // 14.01.2000

    "Pension at 60" Hardly Reduces Unemployment

    Report of the Centre for European Economic Research on employment effects of early retirement. The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim analysed the costs and employment effects of a "pension…
  8. Research // 13.01.2000

    Start-ups to Quickly Enter the International Market

    At yesterday evening's press conference, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and the London Business School (LBS) presented the findings of their study on the rapid internationalisation…
  9. Research // 21.12.1999

    The Revision of the Electricity Feed Act is a Temporary Solution

    The draft bill of the government parties for a German Renewable Energy Act addresses many criticisms of renewable energy associations and power supply companies concerning the current Electricity Feed Act…