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Stock markets, the economy and economic cycles as a reliable engine

Seldom before have developments in the stock markets, the economy and economic cycles influenced the development of society as a whole. Eachphase of the economic cycle produces new trends and evolving economic theories. Even the field of research responds directly to economic fluctuations. There is no questioning the fact that positive developments within the economy, booming economic cycles and solid stock markets have a positive impact on the development of society.

For this reason, entire branches of research are engaged in analyzing the economy, developments in the stock markets and economic cycles. With great interest, researchers continuously observe the individual phases of the economic cycles. Interestingly enough, the detailed examination of the economy, economic cycles and the stock markets in regular intervals is precisely what teaches us that prior conclusions and scientific findings regarding the stock market and economic cycle developments must be constantly corrected and enhanced.

When the stock market, and thus the economy as whole, experiences far-reaching, long term changes, experts never fail to reanalyze and reexamine heretofore irrevocable theories about stock markets and economic cycles

Triad serves as the engine of perpetual motion

The theory of perpetual motion is generally considered physically impossible under the laws of physics. If society is viewed in terms of perpetual motion though, it doesn't take long to realize that this triad, which consists of the stock markets, the economy and economic cycles, is a fixed component of the whole.

During the course of a detailed observation, one thing that quickly emerges is that this triad is much more than what an initial glance could reveal. The three parts of the triad, stock markets, the economy and economic cycles , are subject to periodic shifts. These cyclical changes not only influence one another. Radical shifts in stock market prices always correspond directly to changes in segments of a country's economy. In turn, this always impacts economic cycles.

If only one part of the triad undergoes change, this also affects the harmonious interaction of the stock markets, the economy and economic cycles. In turn this leads to changes within the respective society. All too often, the radical shifts of the past decades have dramatically demonstrated where they can lead to.

The economy, stock markets and economic cycles are also sensitive

We are conversely reminded that society is also subject to constant change. Attitudes, emotions and values are in a constant state of flux. Each of these changes has a direct impact on the economy. Negative sentiments directly influence the development of the stock markets and thus a country's entire economic cycle.

A country's overall political environment can have a devastating impact on its economy. Society pays for its mistakes and failures through a slow-down of the economy. Stock markets are likewise sensitive.

It comes as no surprise then that an entire armada of experts focuses their attention on the stock markets, our economy and how economic cycles develop. The economy is tied closely to the stock markets. The stock markets in turn drive economic cycles, which then influence the economy.

Theseamless interaction of the stock markets, the economy and economic cycles has yet to lose its fascination.

Business and Finance

This area provides up-to-date and interesting developments from the world of business, economics and finance.

A wealth of information is available on topics ranging from stock markets, consumer climate, labor market policies, bond markets, foreign trade and interest rate trends to stock exchange news and economic forecasts.

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KfW to offer green bonds in second half of 2014

  - EUR 36.5 billion funded in capital markets in the first half of the year
   - KfW supports internationalisation of the RMB and of Frankfurt as a financial center
   - Funding volume for 2014 revised to EUR 55-60 billion

KfW is launching a new product in the capital market for its funding activities in the second half of 2014: As one of the world's largest providers of...

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New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis

Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis

Widespread finger–pointing in the fallout from the 2008–2009 financial crisis is only exacerbated by the continuing legal battles between the big banks and...

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Shale development generally helps local government coffers

Revenue gains usually offset cost of new roads, utilities

Oil and gas development from shale fields has generally helped the public finances of local communities, providing new revenues and resources that usually --...

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New Report by BCG and HHL on Diversified Companies

New Report by BCG and HHL on Diversified Companies Diversified Companies Can Shrink the Conglomerate Discount—or Even Turn It into a Premium—Through Better Capital Management and Portfolio Streamlining, Says Report by BCG and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

By combining better capital management and a strategic approach to portfolio streamlining, diversified companies can actively address the “conglomerate...

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Is your R&D department equipped for the future?

“R&D Management 2020” innovation network to launch in May 2014

What steps must research and development (R&D) departments take today to set themselves up to deal with the challenges of tomorrow? In a collaborative project...

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Global financial crisis delays the high investment potential of European High North

The newly released Arctic Business Forum Yearbook sums the investment potential of the European High North up to 144 billion euro by the year 2020. However, the global financial crisis has slowed down the investment projects in this area that includes the northern regions of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions in Russia.

Some investment projects in the European High North are postponed and some are totally turned down.The energy sector is facing new challenges and changes. The...

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The transformation to a networked factory

MetamoFAB guides manufacturing companies on the path to Industry 4.0

How can companies evolve their manufacturing activities in the direction of a smart, networked factory in line with Industry 4.0? In the MetamoFAB project,...

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Inducing climate-smart global supply networks: Nature Commentary

Extreme weather events like super-typhoon Haiyan and hurricane Sandy can have major negative impacts on the world economy.
So far, however, the effects on global production and consumption webs are missing from most assessments. This is a serious deficit, argues Anders Levermann... 06.02.2014 | nachricht Read more

Not so ‘evil’: Finance study makes case for hedging

The overuse of financial contracts known as derivatives – which were designed to help companies hedge against risk – was widely blamed for triggering the economic crisis of 2008.
None other than Warren Buffet has attacked derivatives as “time bombs – both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system.”

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New patent mapping system helps find innovation pathways

What's likely to be the "next big thing?" What might be the most fertile areas for innovation? Where should countries and companies invest their limited research funds? What technology areas are a company's competitors pursuing?
To help answer those questions, researchers, policy-makers and R&D directors study patent maps, which provide a visual representation of where universities,... 15.01.2014 | nachricht Read more
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Im Focus: From Finding Nemo to minerals – what riches lie in the deep sea?

As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world’s largest environment.

“This is the time to discuss deep-sea stewardship before exploitation is too much farther underway,” says lead-author Andrew Thurber. In a review published...

Im Focus: A transistor-like amplifier for single photons

A team of scientists at MPQ achieves a twentyfold amplification of single-photon signals with the help of an ultracold quantum gas.

Data transmission over long distances usually utilizes optical techniques via glass fibres – this ensures high speed transmission combined with low power...

Im Focus: New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet

Stunning new observations from Frontier Fields

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations...

Im Focus: NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast

Vibrate a solution of rod-shaped metal nanoparticles in water with ultrasound and they'll spin around their long axes like tiny drill bits. Why?

No one yet knows exactly. But researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have clocked their speed—and it's fast. At up to 150,000...

Im Focus: Mixing it up: Study provides new insight into Southern Ocean behaviour

A new study has found that turbulent mixing in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean, which has a profound effect on global ocean circulation and climate, varies with the strength of surface eddies – the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere – and possibly also wind speeds.

It is the first study to link eddies at the surface to deep mixing on timescales of months to decades.

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