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Why has the productivity been growing so slowly for a very long time? What is driving the recovery and should we take this recovery serious or is this just a temporary phenomenon? These are the Questions, which are discussed in a Webcast of the Conference Board.
With its comprehensive review of location conditions as a basis for manufacturing companies’ investment decisions, the IW Location Index provides standard criteria for international comparisons of industrial locations.
The political uncertainty around the globe is currently seen as the greatest challenge by German companies’ CEOs. This is the result of a joint survey by IW Consult and The Conference Board. Worries about a global recession are less common among German managers than in other countries.
The aftermath of the financial market crisis in 2009 had a substantial but differing impact on Germany's regions due to their structural differences.
In 2013 labour costs in western German manufacturing were running at 38.77 euros per employee hour. This puts western Germany in sixth place among the 44 countries covered by the IW Labour Costs...
The Results of the IW Regional Ranking
Recent changes in collective bargaining in 4 European countries (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom)
An International Comparison
In 2011 labour costs for manufacturing industry in western Germany amounted to € 37.57 per hour. That put western Germany in sixth place in the Labour Cost Ranking maintained by the Cologne Institute...
Since the mid-nineteen-nineties employers and unions in Germany have pursued a moderate wage policy. This has improved unit labour costs and international competitiveness. At the same time, this wage...