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.

New STN Breaks Ground with Markush Structure Search and Enhanced Content for IP Exploration

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and FIZ Karlsruhe are delighted to reveal the latest innovations for Intellectual Property (IP) professionals. New STN, a…

Kassamarkt-Umsatz der Deutsche Börse AG erreicht im Juli 137,3 Milliarden Euro

Davon entfielen 127,4 Mrd. Euro auf Xetra (Juli 2014: 91,3 Mrd. Euro). Der durchschnittliche Xetra-Tagesumsatz lag im Juli bei 5,5 Mrd. Euro (Juli 2014: 4,0…

RWI/ISL-Container Throughput Index Indicating Ongoing Weakness in Global Container Trade

The index has now been falling since February 2015. The flash estimate for June is based on data for 41 ports, which combined account for almost 73% of the…

RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index: Setback for World Trade

Declining port handling volumes have been reported predominantly in some Asian ports as well as in the Baltic Sea.

New research shows positive welfare effects of natural resource extraction in Africa

“There are, of course, lots of problems with extractive industries – oil, natural gas and mineral mining – in Africa. But I have explored welfare determinants…

RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index: Moderate growth of world trade continues

This points towards an ongoing moderate expansion of world trade. The March value was adjusted upwards by a rather large amplitude of 0.8 points as special…

How long do firms live? Research finds patterns of company mortality in market data

Companies come and go for a variety of reasons. Some are bought, some merge with others, and some go out of business completely. There's no shortage of…

Innovation among SMEs continues to fade

The innovation activity of German SMEs has contracted for the third year in succession. Only 28% of small and medium-sized companies recently invested in…

RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index: Growth of world trade continues to slow down

For the previous month in December, almost all data are available now. These data show at least that the decline was less clear than in the flash estimate…

Microcredit doesn't live up to promise of transforming lives of the poor, 6 studies show

Microcredit–providing small loans to underserved entrepreneurs–has been both celebrated and vilified as a development tool. Six new studies from four…

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