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"Made In Germany"
No matter what field of business you are involved with, Germany has the
business base you have been looking for. That's something many of the
world's leading companies have already found out. Being Europe's largest
and most profitable market, Germany inevitably attracts investments and
business partners. Germany is currently the world's second largest exporter.
Including motor vehicles and industrial systems, chemicals and electronic
devices, the largest industrial firms of Germany sell their products in
virtually all countries of the world. Many of these products are presented
at a great number of international trade fairs and exhibitions held each
year in Germany.
The unified German economy is now the third most productive in the world.
The bulk of this achievement was in the West, where it is still referred
to as the 'Wirtschaftswunder'
(economic miracle). The Western economy is essentially industrial, with
large chemical and car manufacturing plants, mechanical, electrical and
electronic engineering, and rapidly growing advanced technology and service
sectors in computing, biotechnology, information processing and media.
The Eastern economy is far behind the West. It became especially visible
after the reunification. However, after initial difficulties, and much
pessimistic forecasting, the Eastern economy has been absorbed fairly
painlessly into the Western.
The name "Germany" has long been synonymous with "stability".
This is one of the factors drawing potential investors and customers to
Germany. The broad range of business opportunities is provided by diversity
of Germany's business community: from large-sized companies whose names
are household words throughout the world to small-sized firms oriented
towards serving their highly-specific segments.