Made in Germany: The Business Magazine

Made in Germany gives an inside view of the global economy, provides gripping business reports from the heart of Europe. From the world’s financial markets to the offices of top CEO’s, our reporters are where the economic action is. Every week top-flight business analysts visit our Berlin studios and explain current economic developments as they happen.

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      Encyclopedias - End of an era


      Encyclopedias, once repositories of collected wisdom, have been pushed aside by the internet. Publisher Alexander Bob has experienced the downfall of Germany's leading encyclopedia from the inside.


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      Dresscode: Three-piece suits


      If you're ever wondering why the boss can't remember your name, it may have to do with the way you dress. You have to stand out. So why not try a 3-piece suit? They're not always super-conservative. It depends on the vest and the accessories.


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      Catalonia - stay or go now?


      Catalonia is Spain's industrial heartland, generating 25 percent of its exports. But the region's independence bid has made businesses jittery. Major corporations are moving their headquarters. What are mid-sized and small businesses doing?


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      Digital visionary - Jimmy Wales


      Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales could be rolling in money if he allowed advertising on the online encyclopedia. But ads are unwelcome. Why isn't Wales interested in cashing in? What's the concept behind the donation-financed platform?


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      Wikipedia - Knowledge Foundation


      Wikipedia is the fifth most-visited website, one of the world's most valuable internet platforms. A non-profit foundation runs it, and does not accept advertising.


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      Don't Call Me Bossy - Miriam Wohlfarth


      Is the start-up scene just another men’s club? DW presenter Cristina Cubas meets Miriam Wohlfahrt, one of the few female founders of a fintech company in Germany. She says women don’t need to emulate men to be successful.


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      The perils of megaprojects


      When it comes to billion-euro projects, planning is key, says Klaus Grewe. The independent project manager has helped launch megaprojects like London’s 2012 Olympics and Berlin’s Central Rail Station. Now he’s advising Mexico City’s airport project.


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      Why is Berlin "Poor, but Sexy"?


      The marketing slogan may have helped attract some of the city’s annual twelve million tourists and up to 40,000 new residents. But Berlin is €60bn in debt and average earnings are less than in the rest of the county. What makes Berlin so popular?


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      Dresscode - style is not a matter of money


      Anyone who thinks style is only for the well-to-do will be surprised by the next edition of DRESSCODE. DW presenter Gerhard Elfers introduces his personal heroes from the Republic of Congo - the Sapeurs.


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      Facebook - powerful opinion maker


      Nearly two billion people are registered Facebook users. The company is making good money even though it charges no fees. Customers pay with their data, which Facebook sells to third parties - a lucrative business.


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