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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      Should economics dictate healthcare?


      Medical ethicist Matthias Kettner is critical of medical care based on patients' economic status. In his book, "The Authority of Desire in Medicine", he puts medical care at the service of self-actualization and life planning.


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      Don't call me bossy: Women on the pitch


      Why are there hardly any women in the upper echelons of professional soccer? Looking for answers, Cristina Cubas talks with Sandra Schwedler, chair of the supervisory board of a Bundesliga club.


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      High-tech surgical assistance


      Robots are becoming more and more common in surgical procedures. It's not easy for surgeons to master the various software. Programmers and physicians in Leipzig are developing standardized software solutions to link the devices.


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      How much should you pay for your life?


      New drugs constantly hit the market, increasing patients' odds of recovery. Someone with 40,000 euros can buy a cure for cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis C. Are such prices justified? Should companies be allowed to make billions in profits?


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      Founders Valley: Medicine of the Future


      German start-up founder Fridtjof Detzner is on the look out for visionary medical innovations in Singapore. As one of the world's wealthiest countries, a lot of money is being invested in Singapore for the research and development of new technologies.


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      Emotions guide our buying behavior


      How do companies touch customers' emotions? Joost van Treeck, a psychologist specializing in economics and advertising, is our guest on Made in Germany. "Nothing is worse than getting the customer wrong," he says.


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      E-mobility for the city


      It has a range of 120 kilometers, a three-hour charging time, and a low price. The eGo Life, developed at a university in Aachen, Germany, is a small car for big cities.


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      Fact check: online dating services


      Some 12 million Germans are looking online for someone to share their life. They often join dating websites. The industry generates more than 200 million euros in sales every year in Germany.


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      The cost of companionship: online dating


      There are more and more singles, especially in big cities. Dating Cafe is an online dating site with 1.7 million members. Why is finding someone so expensive?


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      Sunfire - The search for new fuels


      The Sunfire company in Dresden has developed an environmentally friendly way to make diesel out of just carbon dioxide, renewable electricity and water. It's a new twist in both the e-mobility and combustion-engine story.


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