Brands and Markets

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Topic of the week: Germany in world trade

A German phenomenon

“Hidden champions” are internationally highly successful privately owned companies whose names are practically unknown, even in Germany. We reveal three.

Growth despite corona

The pandemic is changing people’s behaviour: find out more here about three sectors that have experienced rapid growth as a result.

#SupportYourLocal

The Corona crisis often hits small companies particularly hard. Read here how initiatives are supporting the local economy.

Help for the economy

The Corona crisis is hitting the economy hard. Find out here what the government and Länder are doing in Germany to help companies and people.

The e-offensive

Volkswagen is more committed to e-mobility than any other German automaker. Thomas Ulbrich, VW's board member responsible for e-mobility, explains what the company is planning.

The Tesla effect

Tesla's decision in favour of Brandenburg has drawn attention to Germany's new federal states. Will they become the centre of e-mobility?

German-made technology

Germany’s entrepreneurs are really making things happen and are attracting considerable international attention. Three examples that you might not have suspected were from Germany.