Saudi Arabien - Deutsche Ausbildung als Exportschlager: Die Berufsschulen Saudi Arabiens haben einen miserablen Ruf, die jungen Leute werden zur Ausbildung ins Ausland geschickt. Das soll sich ändern. Deutschland unterstützt das Land beim Aufbau moderner Berufsschulen. Weitere Themen: Rabattschlacht am Automarkt - Neuer Trend Onlinehandel, Fachkräftemangel - Spanische Ingenieure im Ländle, Familienunternehmen: Der Verpackungsspezialist Schoeller. Mehr dazu unter http://www.dw.de/programm/made-in-germany/s-3054-9800
Milad Mafi, Johannes Gehrmann and Maria Krehl are young and ambitious, and they’re looking for some practical experience to bolster the theory they’re studying at university. That’s why the three University of Hanover students are part of a junior enterprise called Janus Consultants. Their latest client is Airbus subsidiary Premium Aerotec.Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/business-consultants-in-focus/s-31981-9798
Ugurlu Soylu, a bank manager of Turkish descent who lives in Germany, wants to launch an Islamic bank there. But he does not see it as a niche product solely for Muslim customers. He believes that the banking and financial crisis have spurred demand for a bank in which the investment model is based on goods and services with real commercial value.Visit Made in Germany: http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2012-11-06/e-16314887-9798
The worldwide battle for raw materials is dominated by a few global players — mainly mega-corporations created by a wave of takeovers and mergers in recent years. That leaves the much smaller German commodities traders to focus on more specialized raw materials.Program Homepage: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
They do exist, although you still might have to search for them with a magnifying glass - women founders in the start-up sector and tech savvy women learning programming languages. But in the male-dominated scene they're a rarity. Now, instead of working in marketing or publicity, more and more young women in start-ups are finally taking over strategic planning and are interested in development jobs. Report by Joanna Gottschalk. For more go to http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2012-11-13/e-16332188-9798
With Spain still gripped by recession, many companies are going under or finding themselves unable to raise fresh capital. As a result they can now be acquired cheaply. Mid-sized German firms are taking advantage of the crisis to snap up smaller Spanish competitors and suppliers. The mid-sized Lauda Company, based in Baden-Württemberg, did just that, buying a factory near Barcelona. Report by Anja Kimmig. For more go to http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2012-11-13/e-16332188-9798
In the aerospace industry, pipes aren't just pipes. They're hand-made specialized titanium products - custom-built by PFW Aerospace in Speyer. The company is supplying the entire system of pipes for the new Airbus. PFW had been on the verge of bankruptcy. Now not only Airbus but also Bombardier and the international aircraft manufacturer Embraer have placed orders with PFW, and the company's order books are full. Report by Julia Henrichmann. For more go to http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2012-11-13/e-16332188-9798
Ilja Nothnagel, an expert on foreign trade from the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, talks about bargain hunting in crisis-hit countries. For more go to http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2012-11-13/e-16332188-9798
The world's largest artificial waterfall in Seoul and the dancing crane fountains in Singapore: what lies behind them is technology from Oase Living Water, based in the small German town of Hörstel near Osnabrück. The company is the world market leader in garden pump technology. And although allotment gardeners in Germany are shutting down their waterworks for the coming winter, it's the high season in Hörstel, as the company works on its next large-scale projects around the globe. Report by Tabea Mergenthaler. For more go to http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2012-11-13/e-16332188-9798
We speak with energy expert Felix Christian Matthes of the Institute for Applied Ecology in Berlin about the prospects and consequences of the energy turnaround. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
Germany needs new power lines. As the country phases out nuclear power, renewable power from the north of the country has to be transmitted and distributed in the south. That requires expanding the German electrical grid by thousands of kilometers.However, utilities companies are facing two major problems: not only does the grid expansion cost billions of euros, but popular opposition to the new high-voltage cables is growing. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
You wouldn’t think it was possible, but it is! There are a growing number of firms who are bartering goods or services without spending a cent. MADE IN GERMANY follows two companies that reap the benefits of a moneyless system. Could we be witnessing the new business model of the future?
Have companies become attached to the euro or do they take a more business-like approach to the common currency? Holger Trzeczak tosses a coin and asks for predictions from three businesspeople: Roland Lappin, executive board member for finance at logistics company HHLA; Thomas Usinger, who owns a transport firm; and Andreas Folkmann, owner of a travel office.
Password cracking, Trojan programming, sniffing out data -- at Aachen University of Applied Sciences, computer science students learn all the criminal tricks of the trade. Here they're trained to be professional hackers, who will later help businesses detect security gaps on their websites. The cases of Sony and Adidas have demonstrated that companies need more protection.More and more companies have now understood that only those who know the weaknesses of IT systems and the strategies of those attacking them can provide adequate protection against viruses and worms, and they're investing in their online security. Report by Grit Hofmann.
Greater budget discipline, stricter controls, and a form of fiscal union - but not all EU members want to be on board. The finance summit in Brussels has left the EU divided - with Britain refusing to agree to the compact. Meanwhile the problems of the indebted European members remain unsolved and the euro is not out of danger yet.The flip-flops of the eurozone crisis are affecting the German economy. Manfred Böttcher and Friedrich Görtz, both of whom run family-owned businesses in Hamburg, earn their money through trade with other countries. What do they think of the results of the EU summit?Report by Julia Henrichmann.
Germany's economy continues to prosper and unemployment continues to drop. While the number of people looking for work is rising in many other European countries, German companies are looking for people to hire. One person to benefit from that trend is Jenny Gutsche from Kiel. She's taken a new job with Perry
A growing number of coffee drinkers want coffee that not only tastes good but is also ecologically produced. It's a market niche that"Coffee Circle,"a young company from Berlin, is successfully developing.After working as business consultants for several years, Martin Elwert and Moritz Waldstein-Wartenberg took some time off and traveled through parts of Africa. When they got back, they founded the company"Coffee Circle."They buy coffee in Ethiopia, process it in Hamburg and sell it via the Internet from Berlin. And for every kilo of coffee they sell, they send one euro to support an aid project in Ethiopia.
Is this the calm before the storm? The trading rooms in Frankfurt's banks were mostly deserted between Christmas and the New Year. Some say a new banking crisis could be approaching fast. Banks are preparing for leaner times - and cutting back on their payrolls. Andreas Halin is in an excellent position to observe developments. He has been working as a headhunter for investment banks for more than ten years. He says the coming years will bring a shakedown period for banks, which only the strong will survive.