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Feb 13, 2013, 06:18 ET

Bringing Outsourcing Home

India is the world's offshoring hub. A country spilling over with quality graduates - many of them in IT - and English skills honed from a very...

Feb 12, 2013, 08:50 ET

E-special Delivery

In matters of logistics, Germany is often the first country that springs to mind. After all, this is where even the buses run on time, where...

Feb 08, 2013, 08:30 ET

Backing the Right Horse

We have come a long way since Snake. The days of thumbs stabbing at their phones to manipulate a cumbersome viper towards its supper. These days,...

Feb 08, 2013, 08:30 ET

Edge of Darkness

Germany is facing a unique problem on its streets. An EU directive decreed that from September 2012 onwards no more filament light bulbs could be...

Jan 30, 2013, 08:00 ET

Autobahn Goes Electro Once Again

It's more than a touch ironic that it was a German band which created the electronic music classic 'Autobahn' in 1974. Wind forward nearly 50...

Jan 24, 2013, 09:00 ET

Managing Germany's Decentralized Power

The greatest challenge facing the energy companies in Germany right now is not making sure that sufficient power is produced, but rather directing...

Jan 23, 2013, 09:00 ET

Power - With New Intelligence

150m Euros available to Smart Grid Researchers and Developers A new joint funding initiative between the Ministries of Economics (BMWi),...

Jan 09, 2013, 08:00 ET

Germany in Good Shape Ahead of Tough Year

As the Eurozone faces up to various stern tests of togetherness, economic durability and toughness in 2013, Germany's economy is preparing to be...

Nov 26, 2012, 07:00 ET

Silicon Valley Looks to Germany

 Google intends to invest one million euros in a new startup hub in Berlin. The U.S investor Kennet has recently contributed 15 million...

Nov 19, 2012, 08:00 ET

15 Percent Increase in the Outsourcing of Financial Processes in Germany

The documents for tax returns have been sent, documents are sorted and there will be a recalling of invoices paid: It's all done automatically,...

Nov 13, 2012, 12:20 ET

World's Largest Power-To-Gas Plant Opens in Stuttgart

The development of renewable energy in Germany has taken a leap forward with the inauguration of a power-to-gas plant in Stuttgart. With an...

Nov 13, 2012, 09:00 ET

A 300 Million Euro Boost for Biomedicine in Berlin

Two of Berlin's largest biomedical research centers are merging to form the Berlin Institute of Health (BHI), a joint venture that will receive at...

Nov 12, 2012, 09:00 ET

Germany Pushes Expansion of Electromobility

Berlin wants to expand its role as the showcase metropolis for electromobility. The charging infrastructure within the capital is to increase from...

Oct 24, 2012, 09:00 ET

Germany Will Be Home to Europe's Largest Battery Factory

Europe's largest battery cell factory is under construction in the German state of Saxony. The Federal Government is optimistic that the...

Oct 22, 2012, 09:00 ET

Germany: Top Exporter, Pioneering Role in the Energy Revolution, Open to Investors

German exports rose unexpectedly in August - in a positive sense. Exports jumped 2.4 percent, far outperforming expectations for a drop of 0.5...

Oct 06, 2012, 08:00 ET

Germany Trade & Invest Shares the Latest Business Opportunities at This Year's Battery+Storage 2012

The energy revolution in Germany is in full swing, including within the field of electromobility. Despite existing challenges, the Federal...

Oct 01, 2012, 09:00 ET

Germany Launches New Energy Efficiency Program for Small Businesses

Germany's new program to help small and medium-sized businesses implement new energy-efficient technologies takes effect today. Cost-efficient...

Sep 30, 2012, 09:00 ET

Booming German IT Industry Attracting International Talent

Job seekers from currently struggling European economies are flocking to Germany's IT industry. Nearly 20 percent of German IT companies have seen...

Sep 28, 2012, 09:00 ET

Billion Dollar German Seaport Project Completed

Supply chain and logistics businesses set to profit, say Germany Trade & Invest experts at this year's Council of Supply Chain Management...

Sep 26, 2012, 09:58 ET

US Companies Remain Top Investor in Germany

AmCham Germany: American subsidiaries praise well-educated workers, increase sales by exporting from Germany Despite the ongoing turbulence...