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08 Feb, 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,...


30 Jan, 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...


24 Jan, 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...


23 Jan, 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),...


09 Jan, 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...


26 Nov, 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...


19 Nov, 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,...


13 Nov, 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...


24 Oct, 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...


22 Oct, 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...


06 Oct, 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...


01 Oct, 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...


28 Sep, 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...


26 Sep, 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...


17 Sep, 2012, 09:00 ET Germany Prioritizes Medical Biotechnology with New Initiatives

The new round of funding by Germany's Ministry of Education and Research will provide EUR 40 million for biotechnology research. At the same time,...


09 Sep, 2012, 11:15 ET German-American Economic Ties Strengthened by Machines

The German and American machinery industries are more interlocked than ever. Demand for German machines in the USA, Canada, and Mexico have grown...


09 Sep, 2012, 11:15 ET German-American Economic Ties Strengthened by Machines

The German and American machinery industries are more interlocked than ever. Demand for German machines in the USA, Canada, and Mexico have grown...


14 Aug, 2012, 08:00 ET German Games Market Grows Slightly in 2012

Germans spent over EUR 845 million on games in the first half of 2012, according to the latest data from German Trade Association of Interactive...


31 Jul, 2012, 09:30 ET Germany Relaxes Visa Rules for Entrepreneurs and Skilled Workers

Starting tomorrow, many foreign investors and their foreign employees will have an easier time obtaining a residence permit in Germany. Two key...


25 Jun, 2012, 09:00 ET Germany Turns the Spotlight on LED Technologies

With an expected double digit annual growth through 2018, the German LED lighting sector is expanding rapidly. The new energy era in Germany has...