Economy of Germany
Germany is the largest national economy in Europe, the fourth-largest by nominal GDP in the world, and fifth by GDP (PPP). Since the age of industrialisation and beyond, the country has been a driver,...
The Booming Meat Industry - Germany the world's second biggest pork exporter | Made in Germany
The Tönnies factory reflects the boom in business for Germany's meat industry. The family enterprise's workforce has grown from sixty in the early 1970s to over 8,000 today, generating annual turnover...
Excitement mounts over Nazi treasure train as Polish officials buy in
For decades the whispers persisted among the factory workers and lumberjacks of southwest Poland that a Nazi train laden with plundered gold, jewels and artworks had been hidden beneath the Owl Mounta...
Europe Has Made Greece A Terrible Offer, And The Greek Government Thinks It's 'Very Bad'
Greece isn't thrilled with the latest offer it's been presented by the Eurogroup. And, of course, they shouldn't be: The offer is indeed terrible (as well as insulting). Headlines from Bloomberg on Su...
Economic history of Germany
Germany before 1800 was heavily rural, with some urban trade centers. In the 19th century it began a stage of rapid economic growth and modernization, led by heavy industry. By 1900 it had the larges...
Economy of Nazi Germany
World War I and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles with its severe reparations imposed on Germany led to a decade of economic woes, including hyperinflation in the mid-1920s. Following the Wall Stre...
Wirtschaftswunder
The term  Wirtschaftswunder  (German for "economic miracle") describes the rapid reconstruction and development of the economies of West Germany and Austria after World War II (adopting an O...
Economy of the German Democratic Republic
Like other states which were members of the Comecon, the German Democratic Republic (GDR – East Germany) had a centrally planned economy (CPE) similar to the one in the former Soviet Union, in contras...
Eurozone
The eurozone ( pronunciation ), officially called the euro area, is a monetary union of 19 European Union (EU) member states that have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency and sole ...
New federal states
The new federal states of Germany (German: die neuen Bundesländer) are the five re-established states in the former German Democratic Republic that acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany with ...
Mittelstand
Mittelstand refers to small and medium-sized enterprises in German-speaking countries, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Economic and business historians have been increasingly giving Mi...
Tourism in Germany
Germany is the seventh most visited country in the world, with a total of 407.26 million overnights during 2012. This number includes 68.83 million nights by foreign visitors, the majority of foreign ...
Energy in Germany
Energy in Germany is sourced predominantly by fossil fuels, followed by nuclear power, biomass (wood and biofuels), wind, hydro and solar.The German economy is large and developed, ranking fourth in t...
Transport in Germany
As a densely populated country in a central location in Europe and with a developed economy, Germany has a dense and modern transport infrastructure.The first highway system to have been built, the ex...
Science and technology in Germany
Germany's achievements in science and technology have been significant and research and development efforts form an integral part of the country's economy. Germany has been the home of some of the mos...
German inventors and discoverers
This is a list of German inventors and discoverers. The following list comprises people from Germany or German-speaking Europe, and also people of predominantly German heritage, in alphabetical order ...
Mining in the Upper Harz
Mining in the Upper Harz region of central Germany was a major industry for several centuries, especially for the production of silver, lead, copper, and, latterly, zinc as well. Great wealth was accu...
Banking in Germany
Banking in Germany is a highly leveraged industry, as its average leverage ratio (assets divided by net worth) as of 11 October 2008 is 52 to 1 (while, in comparison, that of France is 28 to 1 and Uni...