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Sep 23, 2011, 09:00 ET

Bricks or Clicks? Retailers Descend on Germany to Find Out

Germany is by far Europe's e-commerce leader, according to a new study. But at the same time, many retailers are following Apple's success with...

Sep 06, 2011, 09:00 ET

Germany Dedicates Billions to Healthcare Research

Germany has allocated over EUR 5.5 billion (nearly $8 billion) in federal grants to support healthcare research over the next four years. The...

Sep 02, 2011, 09:00 ET

Solar Industry Reaching out to German Soccer Fans

With German soccer season in full swing, international solar companies are aggressively marketing to the country's die-hard soccer fans. On...

Aug 18, 2011, 09:00 ET

Germany Marks 100 Years of Air Cargo

On August 19, 1911 a plane carried the newspaper "Berliner Morgenpost" from Berlin to Frankfurt/Oder, which was the first ever flight to primarily...

Aug 17, 2011, 09:00 ET

German Gaming Industry Revenues Surpass Music and Cinema

  Gamescom 2011 Gaming industry revenues in Germany have overtaken both the music industry and cinema-going. Taking in EUR 1.86 billion in...

Jul 11, 2011, 12:00 ET

Germany's Solar Market Saves Customers Money and Time

  Germany's solar market is the most efficient and cost effective in Europe, according to a recent survey by PV Legal. While the average...

Jun 21, 2011, 09:50 ET

German Machine Production Driving Global Growth

  Machine building in Germany is approaching record revenue levels achieved before the crisis. This boom is driven largely by exports to...

Jun 09, 2011, 09:00 ET

US Food Exports to Germany Climb

Food exports from the USA to Germany increased nearly 15 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to the latest industry figures. Driven by strong...

Jun 08, 2011, 09:00 ET

German Auto Industry Equipping for the Future

German automakers are investing in the future at an astonishing pace: BMW investments in China have recently doubled and construction of a new...

Jun 07, 2011, 10:00 ET

German Nuclear Exit to Boost Renewables, Energy Grid Investments

Germany's government last week confirmed a complete nuclear phase-out by 2022, paving the way for an accelerated shift to renewable energy. This...

Jun 07, 2011, 09:00 ET

Record-Breaking German Solar Demand Fuels Green Job Growth

Germany's solar photovoltaic (PV) industry now employs more workers than steel production in the USA. With over 100,000 "green jobs" in PV alone,...

Jun 06, 2011, 09:00 ET

Canadian Fuel Cells to Power German Autos

Daimler has announced that it will outfit its hydrogen fleet with fuel cells produced in Canada. Global engagement in this industry is steadily...

May 26, 2011, 11:26 ET

Germany Catches European Competition in FDI Race

Germany's attractive investment conditions are paying dividends. The number of foreign direct investment projects has tripled in five years,...

May 19, 2011, 12:00 ET

Germany Planning Energy Autobahn for Offshore Wind

Germany is planning an energy superhighway from north to south to connect its growing wind energy supply with high energy demand regions. Both...

May 13, 2011, 09:00 ET

Turbulent Oil Prices Can't Halt German Freight

German exports rose to an all-time high of EUR 98.3 billion in March, according to new data released this week. Germany's logistics industry is in...

May 10, 2011, 09:07 ET

American Executives Praise German Business Environment

American business executives ranked Germany the top business location in Europe for the third year in a row. For 2011, 87 percent of top American...

May 09, 2011, 09:00 ET

Amazon Investments Confirm Germany's Lead in European Logistics

- Transport Logistic Online retailer Amazon recently announced the construction of a new 110,000 m2 logistics facility in southern Germany, one...

May 06, 2011, 09:00 ET

Germany's Labor Market Looks East

On May 1, Germany's labor market opened its doors to the eight eastern European countries that joined the European Union in 2004. This will further...

May 06, 2011, 03:00 ET

Duitse arbeidsmarkt richt blik op het Oosten

Op 1 mei opende de Duitse arbeidsmarkt zijn deuren voor de acht Oost-Europese landen die in 2004 toetraden tot de Europese Unie. Dit zal...

May 05, 2011, 09:00 ET

German Manufacturing Goes Green

German industrial biotechnology is driving the shift away from fossil fuels. Over EUR 1 billion went to biotechnology R&D in Germany in 2010...