Speculation for acquisition in the pharmaceutical industry

Merck & Co. Last but not least, the financial constellation in the pharmaceutical industry speaks of stronger mergers and acquisitions. (Photo: AP) Frankfurt Acquisitions and mergers in the pharmaceutical industry were rather sluggish in the first half of the year. But with speculation about US biotechnology company Seagen, forecasts for a new wave of mergers … Read more

Coronavirus worries cause start-up collapse in China

Beijing Due to the coronavirus lockdown and stricter regulations, start-up funding in China collapsed in the first five months. Nearly 30 percent fewer companies were registered in the four largest cities Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen compared to the previous year. Only half of the companies were established in the economic metropolis of Shanghai compared … Read more

Why companies are skeptical after the end of the lockdown

Beijing Chinese state propaganda is in full swing this week after more than two months of draconian restrictions were eased in Shanghai. In a front-page report on Thursday, the Communist Party’s People’s Daily announced victory in the fight against the virus in the city of 25 million. “Zero Covid” has once again proved to be … Read more

How do German companies deal with their Nazi past?

Hamburg 1940 A woman who was forcibly recruited works on an electric motor at the equipment company Conz-Elektrolicity GmbH. (Photo: SZ Photo) Düsseldorf Family businesses are rightly described as the backbone of the German economy. They are often over a hundred years old and emphasize the long-term continuity, in the passing of the baton from … Read more