cyclical Analysis

After VAT cut: demands for fundamental reform

Berlin The federal government reacted to the economic consequences of the corona crisis with a historic measure: It lowered the value added tax for the … Read more

“Lebanon suffers from poor leadership”

Volker Perthes Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes (61) is director of the Science and Politics Foundation (SWP) in Berlin. (Photo: SWP) Berlin The explosion in Beirut, … Read more

Optimism is spreading again in the digital industry

Data glasses for manufacturing For many companies in the IT industry, the business outlook has improved again. (Photo: Daniel Reinhardt / dpa) Düsseldorf The German … Read more

The return of bad loans

London Antonio Horta-Osorio missed the timely jump. In recent years, he has been celebrated for the successful turnaround of the Lloyds Banking Group. Profits bubbled, … Read more

Ifo boss Fuest warns of stagflation

Clemens Fuest The Ifo President fundamentally doubts the effectiveness of government measures. (Photo: dpa) Berlin The head of the Munich Ifo Institute for Economic Research, … Read more

China maintains investment hurdles for foreigners

Unequal relationships Investments between China and Germany are still very one-sided. (Photo: dpa) Munich According to a new study on investments in China, German companies … Read more

Altmaier expects an economic upturn from October

Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) According to the Federal Minister of Economics, the situation on the job market will ease towards the end … Read more