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Pessimism related to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 and its development in 2020 determines the experts’ predictions for the second and third quarter of 2020. The pessimistic outlook can be inferred from the downward revisions of the experts’ forecasts.
Germany and France have proposed a European Recovery Fund of € 500 bn based on large loans taken out by the EU to be transferred exclusively as grants to EU member states particularly affected by the corona crisis. The legal construction still has to be sufficiently clarified and, due to the resistance of some EU countries (Frugal Four), implementation in the proposed form does not appear certain.
Due to the strong domestic focus of the lockdown measures against the corona pandemic, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are affected to a far greater extent than in the financial and economic crisis a decade ago, and the service sector is suffering particularly badly.
Regional development in Germany is widely discussed, but mainly focuses on less developed regions. As an alternative the focus in this study is on rising and catch-up regions, thus regions that have developed above average from a below-average starting level.
As expected, firms react to the sudden drop in their demand for labour with a chain of different policies. The statistics show a severe decrease in hirings.
This report is an analysis of the scientific publications on the fight against the corona pandemic and its significance for Germany as a pharmaceutical location.
In the Corona crisis, the domestic living environment has become increasingly important for the activity and development opportunities of children in Germany. In most cases, the situation is good, as shown by an own evaluation of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
Here; data on the actual hospital infrastructure in Germany are summarised and presented.
The labor market effects of the Corona crisis will gradually become apparent in the large labor market aggregates of employment and unemployment. In the event of a noticeable slump in economic performance, a serious impact on the labor market appears to be unavoidable despite the most comprehensive financial package in German economic history.
Data is rapidly becoming one of the most important business resources. A growing number of companies address the question of how they can use data profitably in their business.