1. 06.02.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Takeover | Merger | Business concentration | EU Commission

    The European Commission has blocked the proposed rail merger deal between the German company Siemens and the French group Alstom due to competition concerns in the markets for railway signalling systems and high-speed trains. The president of the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim and chairman of the German Monopolies Commission, Professor Achim Wambach, comments on this matter.

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  2. 31.01.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    United States | Monetary policy decisions | Central bank
    Friedrich Heinemann comments on Fed's interest rate policy

    In its latest statement, the US Federal Reserve has initiated its move away from a policy of constant interest rate hikes. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that the central bank would take a “patient” approach toward further interest rate changes. The Fed has also made it clear that the shrinking of its balance sheet could come to an end over the course of this year. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, comments:

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  3. 24.01.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Central bank | ECB | Monetary policy decisions
    Friedrich Heinemann is head of the department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance" at ZEW.

    As expected, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has not made any changes to its interest rate policy in its first policy meeting this year. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, offers his view on the ECB's decision.

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  4. 16.01.2019 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Brexit | United Kingdom
    Friedrich Heinemann comments on the failed Brexit agreement.

    The vast majority of MPs in the UK Parliament has rejected the Brexit deal agreed between Theresa May and the European Union. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, offers his view on the Brexit vote.

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  5. 19.12.2018 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    Central bank | Monetary policy decisions | United States

    As expected, the US Federal Reserve announced its latest decision to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 2.25–2.50 per cent. The move marked the fourth increase this year. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department at the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), offers his view.

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  6. 13.12.2018 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    ECB | Public Debt

    At its meeting today, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) officially announced the end of its asset purchase programme at the close of 2018. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), comments on the ECB’s decision.

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  7. 04.12.2018 · ZEW (fhe)
    Comment
    Eurozone | Monetary union | Reform | Minister of Finance

    At their most recent meeting, the European finance ministers have agreed on a reform proposal for the monetary union. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), comments on the reform deal.

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  8. 26.11.2018 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    mobile phone network | Network operators | Monopolies Commission
    The next generation of cellular mobile communications, 5G, plays a central role for Germany in order to maintain competitive.

    The Advisory Council of the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) has approved the proposed auction rules for the allocation of 5G frequencies in spring 2019. Professor Achim Wambach, president of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, and chair of the Monopolies Commission, comments on the award conditions which will determine the allocation procedure.

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  9. 14.11.2018 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Defence economics

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have called for the creation of a “real, true European army”. In a joint study conducted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, researchers had already emphasised the economic benefits of a combined European army. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the ZEW Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” and co-author of the study, comments on this matter:

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  10. 08.11.2018 · ZEW ()
    Comment
    Central bank | Monetary policy decisions | United States

    The US Federal Reserve announced its latest decision to leave the federal funds rate in a target range of 2.00–2.25 per cent and made no update to their forecasts. Professor Friedrich Heinemann, head of the Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, offers his view on the matter.

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