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- Federal Statistical Office of Germany
- The Federal Statistical Office provides information on the social, economic, and ecological situation of the Federal Republic of Germany. This official body of the German government is obligated to produce reliable data following the principles of objectivity, neutrality, and scientific independence. The principles of statistical work and the tasks of the Federal Statistical Office are laid down in the Law on Statistics for Federal Purposes.
- Facts About Germany
- The website Facts about Germany invites you to get to know Germany. It offers profound basic knowledge and guidance – especially designed for readers abroad whose interest in the course of time in Germany extends beyond the casual flood of the daily news.
- U.S. State Department - Country Commercial Guides
- Country Commercial Guides (CCG's) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies. These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. The CCG's were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), a multi-agency task force, to consolidate various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community.
Background Note: GermanyCountry Commercial Guide 2001: Germany
- The World Bank Group
- The World Bank came into existence on June 25, 1946. The World Bank's goal is to reduce poverty and improve living standards by promoting sustainable growth and investment in people. To achieve this objective, the bank provides loans, technical assistance and policy guidance to developing-country members. They are now working in more than 100 developing economies, bringing a mix of finance and ideas to improve living standards and eliminate the worst forms of poverty.
The World Bank - Profile of Germany
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
- The Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE) is the forum at which the countries of North America, western, central and eastern Europe and central Asia come together to forge the tools of their economic cooperation. ECE is a forum for dialogue aimed at bringing about better understanding and agreement on common guidelines and policies, and where agreements are negotiate and assistance activities prepared. Its main purpose is to harmonize the policies and pratices of its member countries.
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries and economies, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.
- Deutsche Bundesbank
- This is the homepage of the central bank of the Republic of Germany. It is an integral part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). The Bundesbank participates in the fulfilment of the ESCB's tasks with the primary objective of maintaining the stability of the euro, and it ensures the orderly execution of domestic and foreign payments.
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