Tag Archives: Dr Jörg Zeuner

KfW Research: there are currently 154,000 ‘young’ social entrepreneurs in Germany at the helm of 108,000 businesses

KfW Research presents first study about young social entrepreneurs For 154,000 social entrepreneurs, social contribution matters more than earning an income Social entrepreneurs start up more often with new-to-market and technological innovations than the average They are more likely to … Read the full press release

SME business climate dipped slightly in February but remains on a high level – KfW-ifo SME Barometer

SME business climate drops moderately as expectations decline But SMEs still rate their current situation better than ever Large enterprises are clearly less optimistic Growth rate is on the way back to normality Frankfurt am Main, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After … Read the full press release

German SMEs in May: Taking a breather after the all-time high

SME business confidence was down slightly in May but remained on a very high level Large enterprises are more optimistic German economy continues to run smoothly Frankfurt am Main, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In May sentiment among Germany’s small and medium-sized … Read the full press release

German Private Equity Q1 2017: Fundraising climate reached new peak

German Private Equity Barometer for Q1 2017 shows diverging momentum in the sub-markets: early-stage investors were more upbeat while later-stage investors were more subdued Fundraising climate reached new peak Extreme differences in demand: venture capital on record high while later-stage … Read the full press release

Business Lending in Germany Rise by 2.6%

New business loans up 2.6% in fourth quarter of 2016 Increase driven by the expectation of rising borrowing costs, but businesses remain reluctant to invest KfW Research expects business lending to continue rising moderately in the first half of 2017 … Read the full press release

8 in 10 German SMEs are still not utilizing e-commerce

KfW study: only 16% of SMEs rely on e-commerce Share in total turnover is still low Retailers, wholesalers and young businesses are pioneers Frankfurt am Main, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — E-commerce, the selling of products using online channels, still plays … Read the full press release

SMEs in Germany optimistic about 2017 – KfW-ifo SME Barometer

Confidence rises among SMEs and large enterprises Domestic demand remains sound as companies hope for a recovery of export markets Upswing will enter fourth year under difficult conditions FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 29-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Small and medium-sized enterprises in … Read the full press release

KfW SME Panel: Number of trainees at SMEs has remained relatively stable at 1.2 million

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Nine out of ten apprentices train in mid-sized companies SMEs are bucking the trend and keeping their trainee numbers constant at around 1.2 million Manual trades are particularly popular Refugees are reason behind first … Read the full press release

KfW-ifo SME Barometer: SMEs enter the new year with a slight deterioration in sentiment

SME sentiment declines towards the end of the year Retail dissatisfied with Christmas business Large enterprises close 2015 in highest spirits Frankfurt am Main, 29-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The SMEs enter the new year with a slight deterioration in sentiment, according to … Read the full press release

KfW Research: very marginal growth in German corporate investments expected in 2015

KfW Research foresees only a slight rise of 0.9% for 2015 compared with the previous year Increasing dynamism over the coming year thanks to growing capacity utilisation in the economy Frankfurt am Main, 6-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — After a very … Read the full press release

KfW Research: SMEs in Germany are falling victim to demographics; one third of SME owners aged 55 or above

German SMEs are falling victim to demographics One third of SME owners is older than 55 Older entrepreneurs make far fewer investments This erodes company assets and curbs growth FRANKFURT, 24-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Demographic change is having a major impact … Read the full press release

KfW Economic outlook 2015: The German economy is set to grow far slower in the next year than previously anticipated

Germany: KfW Research cuts growth forecast for 2015 by half to 0.8%; 2014 expectations also lowered once again to 1.4% Eurozone: economic output grows only 1.0% in 2015; 2014 forecast is 0.7% Frankfurt am Main, 3-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

KfW-ifo SME Barometer for October 2014: Majority of German SMEs take pessimistic view regarding the business performance in a six-month horizon

SMEs: pessimists prevail Large companies: current situation is deteriorating significantly Weakness threatens to impact domestic economy FRANKFURT, 12-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time since December 2012, the majority of German SMEs take a pessimistic view regarding the business … Read the full press release