Brands and Markets

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Topic of the week: Health economy

The future: medicine 4.0

Healing and helping are the goals of medical action. Read here about how modern technology and digitization can contribute to these aims.

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.


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.