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06 May 2010

Hospital Rating Report 2010: Hospitals temporarily elude the financial crisis

In its sixth issue, the “Krankenhaus Rating Report” (Hospital Rating Report), first presented to the public at the 2010 Capital City Congress for Medicine and Health (Hauptstadtkongress 2010 - Medizin und Gesundheit) in Berlin, once again investigates the economic status of German hospitals. The collective study of the RWI, ADMED GmbH and HCB GmbH shows that the financial situation of the clinics has improved in 2009 and 2010 in spite of the financial crisis, but may ...

04 May 2010

Die Gesundheitsbranche erwartet steigende Nachfrage, aber sinkende Erträge – wirtschaftliche Lage „noch gut“

The key players in the healthcare industry are expecting a substantial increase in the demand for the goods and services provided in the healthcare sector. Yet at the same time they are expecting revenues to decrease. Those are the main results of the Healthcare Sector Index (Index für die Gesundheitswirtschaft), compiled for the first time ever and presented today in Berlin.

27 April 2010

Smoking Bans Result in Only Slight Revenue Losses

The bans on smoking introduced in Germany’s federal states have resulted in short-term revenue losses for the restaurant and bar industry. Yet the decreases have been smaller than many proprietors feared. In addition to the smoking ban, the electronic age identification requirements in effect since 2007 have been the main reason for the drop in sales at cigarette machines. Those are the results of three RWI studies, based on ...

16 April 2010

AKW-Laufzeitverlängerung: Der Staat sollte nicht auf Milliarden verzichten!

Der Wirtschaftsminister von Baden-Württemberg, Ernst Pfister (FDP), hat heute vorge-schlagen, dass die Stromkonzerne für zehn Jahre längere AKW-Laufzeiten einen einmaligen Abschlag von 10,7 Milliarden Euro zahlen sollen. (dpa-AFX, Meldung vom 16.04.2010, 11:20 Uhr: „Vorschlag: Knapp elf Milliarden für längere Atomlaufzeiten“) Dieser Vorschlag bezieht sich ...

15 April 2010

The Recovery Continues – Considerable Risks Remain

In spring 2010 the recovery of the world economy is progressing; the financial and economic crisis of 2008 and 2009 is gradually being overcome. However, the pace of expansion is very different in the individual regions of the world. In some newly industrialised countries, particularly in Asia, the pace is exceptionally fast, and there is even danger of overheating in some economies. On the other hand, the utilisation of overall economic capacities remains low in the industrialised countries. Here the recovery has ...

17 March 2010

German economy only recovering slowly

The RWI slightly lowered its economic growth forecasts for 2010 in comparison with December 2009 by 1.6% to 1.4%; growth of 1.6% is anticipated for 2011. In the process, the impulses are primarily coming from the external balance for the time being. Domestic demand is predicted to gain force over the course of the coming year. It may have a stabilizing effect that the labor market situation has only worsened slightly in spite of the major economic downturn and the unemployment rate is not estimated to rise sharply, even by 2011. Economic policy should ...

10 December 2009

RWI Slightly Increases GDP Forecasts for 2010

The RWI has increased its September forecast for the growth of real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 by 0.4% to a total of 1.6%. The increase results mainly from the low statistical level going into the year; recovery otherwise continues to be seen as moderate. Consumer demand is expected to stagnate while company investments are expected to increase slightly. Expansion will be driven by ...

15 October 2009

Joint Economic Forecast: Hesitant Recovery- Growing Government Indebtedness

In autumn 2009 the low point of the worst economic recession since the Second World War seems to be behind us. There are many indicators for a recovery of economic activity. The situation on the world financial markets has improved considerably, confidence indicators are pointed upwards, new orders received have increased and rises in production are widespread. World trade, which ...

15 September 2009

Konjunktur auf dem Wege der Besserung

Die deutsche Konjunktur belebt sich nur langsam. Das RWI prognostiziert einen Rückgang des realen Bruttoinlandsprodukts (BIP) von 5,0% für 2009 und erhöht damit seine Prognose vom Juni 2009 um 1,4 Prozentpunkte. Für 2010 erwartet das RWI ein BIP-Wachstum von 1,2%. Zudem rechnet das Institut für den Prognosezeitraum mit ...

15 July 2009

Shortage in Nursing Care Due to High Minimum Wage

A higher minimum wage for nursing assistants could result in a shortage of nursing care for 260,000 patients (about 16% of total numbers) by 2020, as cases of insolvency increase and a portion of the private equity is withdrawn from Germany's nursing care market. That has been revealed by a special analysis of the data in the "Pflegeheim Rating Report 2009" ("Nursing Home Rating Report 2009") by RWI, ADMED GmbH and HCB GmbH. The analysis shows that ...

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