Craftsman – two months waiting time – economy

June 13, 2021, 6:56 p.m. Craftsman:Two months waiting time Many currently have to wait a good two months for a craftsman. “It takes an average of 8.8 weeks to build and expand,” said Hans Peter Wollseifer, the president of the trade Funke media group. One reason for this is the disruption of supply chains in […]

Agriculture – Less money for farmers – Economy

March 15, 2021, 6:59 p.m. Agriculture:Less money for farmers Many German farmers have to put up with a massive drop in prices in the new year due to the Corona crisis. The producer prices of agricultural products in January were 5.8 percent below the same month last year, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on […]

New York – Garbage Nightmare in the Big Apple – economy

Big Apple. There is the scent of orchards, grass and wild flowers in the associative air. The truth is, New York mostly smells of rotten fruit and other unsavory things. The city magazine The Gothamist took the trouble to systematize the situation in 2016 and came to the conclusion: New Yorkers need at least as […]

Wefox – Looks to New York – Economy

January 26, 2021, 6:54 p.m. Wefox:Look to New York Open detailed view Everything digital: Investors have great expectations of the insurer Lemonade. Can you develop the same enthusiasm for Wefox? (Photo: Sebastian Gollnow / dpa) The Swiss-German insurance company Wefox wants to go public. The model is lemonade in the USA. By Herbert Fromme, Cologne […]

Insurance – crisis weighs on Munich Re – economy

The world’s largest reinsurer, Munich Re, expects earnings to fall by more than half this year due to the corona pandemic. CFO Christoph Jurecka announced a result of 1.2 billion euros on Tuesday. That would be 1.5 billion less than last year and 1.6 billion less than originally hoped for this year. “However, we can […]

New York – Weird Sounds – Economy

Home economy North America New York Munich banking summit Paths to Sustainability Customer Service of the Year family business July 29, 2020, 8:08 pm New York : Weird sounds Open detailed view David Solomon is the boss of Goldman Sachs – and a music lover: he DJs. (Foto: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) David Solomon is the head […]

EU funding institute – No loans for airports – Economy

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU funding agency, will no longer grant loans for the construction of new airports. Investments in roads are still possible, but the Luxembourg institute, one of the largest banks in the world, wants to take greater account of the negative effects of car traffic on the climate and therefore […]

Insurance – pandemic makes Munich Re cautious – economy

The corona pandemic brought Munich Re a slump in profits. In the first nine months, the reinsurer earned around one billion euros on balance, which was 60 percent less than in the same period of the previous year. He had to post Covid damage amounting to 2.3 billion euros, mainly due to failed events. Unlike […]

Real estate – numbers for the garden – economy

Schools closed, restaurants closed, shops only partially open – not only public life was restricted during the nationwide ban on contacts. The crisis was also felt on the German real estate market. The number of advertisements for rental properties, condominiums or one and two-family houses fell by more than 40 percent in some cases during […]

Games dispute – Microsoft intervenes – economy

The dispute between Apple and Fortnite game developer Epic Games is getting bigger and bigger. As can be seen from court documents published on Sunday, the US software company Microsoft now also sees itself damaged as a result. His games division is likely to be affected, and other game developers are also at risk. According […]