Germany in Eurozone benefits from consistent surpluses greater than China in proportion to GDP

Germany is in a position to secure for its economy consistent trade surpluses, greater even than those of China in proportion to GDP (gross domestic product), without the limitations of a compensatory mechanism working through currency appreciation, according to Domenico Lombardi, an economist at the Washington DC think-tank, the Brookings Institution. (more)

BMW posts record 2010 results, stronger Chinese ties

FRANKFURT — Record results by luxury automaker BMW highlighted the power of the German export machine Thursday as China emerged as the country’s biggest market in place of traditional   partner the United States.

BMW posted record revenues and net profit for 2010, in part owing to an 85.3 percent jump in sales to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan while Germany as a whole saw total exports soared 24.2 percent in January.

Germany is the world’s second biggest exporter, recently overtaken by the now global powerhouse China.

Europe’s Top City Locations

Pinning down the ideal city to live, work or invest in is an arduous process with innumerable variables. The Wall Street Journal Europe offers a brief guide.

Finding the optimal city to live in and work from is not an easy process. It might be that the best city in which to locate a business, is also the worst for getting to work. Transport links might be of an exceptionally high standard in another location, but if house prices are too high or the business district over-priced then the fact that the trains run on time counts for nothing.  MORE

Upbeat Berlin sees brighter growth outlook

The German government is set to raise its growth forecast to about 2.25 per cent for this year and to predict a rise of about 2 per cent in 2012 as private consumption continues to complement export-led growth.
Government officials hope the trend will ease international criticism of Germany’s trade surplus, and open the possibility of bringing this year’s budget deficit below 3 per cent of gross domestic product, a vital marker in the eurozone.     Read More

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Berlin Philharmonic: the world’s best orchestra

Curling up like a wisp of smoke before a blaze, violinist Guy Braunstein marked the arrival of the Berlin Philharmonic in London with a ghostly rustle as the tip of his bow oscillated across a single string. Only a dog or those under 16 could hope to hear anything softer. One by one three other Berliner string principals joined in, each with a two-bar semiquaver skitter before soaring, full strength, into Schubert’s “Quartettsatz”, a single movement of a quartet which in the composer’s short life was never completed. Berlin Philharmonic: the world’s best orchestra | Music | The Observer

German unemployment rate drops slightly in February

A man working on a car on an assembly lineThe unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in February, with 33,000 fewer Germans out of work. The German economy continues to boom, with steady demand for German products abroad as well as domestically.

Surprising analysts, the German unemployment rate dropped somewhat in February. Some 33,000 fewer people were without work, putting the unadjusted total of unemployed at 3.3 million. The unadjusted unemployment rate – the one used in public debate – fell to 7.9 percent from 8.0 percent in January. (more)

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Curling up like a wisp of smoke before a blaze, violinist Guy Braunstein marked the arrival of the Berlin Philharmonic in London with a ghostly rustle as the tip of his bow oscillated across a single string. Only a dog or those under 16 could hope to hear anything softer. One by one three other Berliner string principals joined in, each with a two-bar semiquaver skitter before soaring, full strength, into Schubert’s “Quartettsatz”, a single movement of a quartet which in the composer’s short life was never completed. Berlin Philharmonic: the world’s best orchestra | Music | The Observer

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Latest Vacant Apartment Offers Direct From The Owner

 

We have just received exclusively a small selection of recently refurbished apartments direct from the owner. As we are dealing direct we have been able to negotiate extremely attractive prices, similar apartments are selling for around 25% more. 
All the apartments can be offered vacant so giving you the chance to take advantage of the booming short term holiday lets in Berlin. We are able to assist with the management or furnishing of the apartments if required. Buy Berlin can also assist in tenancy management and the finding of tenants.
The apartments have all been finished to a very high standard and the buildings are very well maintained.
To express your interest or arrange viewing with our Berlin office please call +44(0) 20 8133 2632 or +49(0) 30 6483 8996
Beautiful Apartment in Charming Albau  
 Stubnitz Front

Area: Pankow
Type: 1 Bedroom
   
Size: 64m²   Floor: 1st Floor
  
Price: 101,542EUR
Price per m2: 1,586.00EUR
Status: Vacant
  • Beautiful Period Property
  • Highly Sought After Location
  • Close to S Bahn
  • Ideal for Holiday Lets
  • Fully Renovated
  • Balcony
  • Brand New Fitted Kitchen
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Polished Original Wood Flooring
  • Storage 
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Recently Fully Renovated 3 Bed Apartment Top Location  
 Charlottenburg View

Area: Charlottenburg
Type: 3 Bedroom
   
Size: 120m²   Floor: Grd Floor
  
Price: 209,000EUR
Price per m2: 1,741.00EUR
Status: Vacant
  • River View and Only Few Minutes From Ku’Damm
  • Highly Sought After Location
  • Close to Ernst-Reuter-Platz U-Bahn
  • Minutes Away from Universities
  • Ideal for Holiday Lets
  • Newly Renovated to High Spec
  • Luxury Bathroom with Jacuzzi
  • Whole Building has Been Fully Renovated in Last 6 Mths
  • Storage 
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Large Beautifully Restored Studio Apartment  
 Binz Str Front

Area: Pankow
Type: Studio
Size: 62m²   Floor: Ground Floor
Price: 90,000EUR
Price per m2: 1,451.00EUR
Status: Vacant
  • Beautiful Period Property
  • Ideal as Holiday Lets
  • Highly Sought After Location
  • Close to S Bahn
  • Large Kitchen Diner
  • Modern Tiled Bathroom
  • Beautifully maintained landscaped Garden
  • 2 Terraces
  • Original Polished Wood Flooring
  • Storage 
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German businesses most confident since Berlin Wall torn down

Booming exports meant companies in the eurozone’s strongest economy grew more optimistic in February for the ninth month in a row, despite the debt crisis that is still surrounding weaker euro nations.
The monthly confidence index from Munich University’s Ifo Institute climbed to a reading of 111.2 from January’s 110.3, defying economists’ expectations for a slight dip in sentiment. Demand for German products has seen the country benefit strongly from the recovery in global demand since the financial crisis.(more)
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New Berlin Airport to Connect High-Tech Eastern Germany With Asia

BERLIN and NEW DELHI, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Berlin’s new airport, opening in June 2012, comes at a time when the capital region is facing record numbers of business travelers and tourists. And with Germany Trade & Invest witnessing increased investor interest from Asia – especially in Germany’s high-tech regions of Eastern Germany – the airport will provide increased capacity and decreased travel times to Asian destinations.
Thanks to the upswing in investor interest from Asia, Germany Trade & Invest is introducing Eastern Germany’s latest asset to companies across the continent. On February 22, Indian investors in New Delhi will receive a preview of the Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI). The passenger hub is Europe’s largest new airport under construction and will have a capacity of 27 million passengers when it opens, including an expansion option to handle 45 million passengers annually. Travel times will be up to one hour shorter to Asian destinations compared with other European hubs. (more)

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Google creating internet institute in Berlin

Google has been the frequent target of Germany’s data protection officials, but instead of retreating from the country, the US web giant is reportedly planning to create a leading internet research facility in Berlin

“We won’t just massively expand our German team in the areas of marketing and engineering, we’ll also make a substantial financial investment to build a new institute for internet and society in Berlin,” outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt wrote in daily Die Welt on Wednesday.

Schmidt said two things stand out to him when he considers the world economy – the flourishing internet and the way Germany’s thriving industry overcame the global recession. (more)