COMMERCIAL REGISTER

Meaning of Commercial Register

The commercial register is a directory that provides information about the merchants registered there. Registration is mandatory for all merchants, OHGs and corporations. Small businesses and freelancers are exempt from registration. However, the question arises as to whether an entry is generally useful, as the company name is automatically protected in this way. The commercial […]

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Dumping 2

Meaning of Dumping Part 2

Is unfair competition successful in the long run? Whether the described worst-case really makes its appearance depends primarily with the market development, the purchasing behavior of customers and the market flexibility together. The following principles apply in this regard: The lower the market entry thresholds for smaller, non-monopoly providers, the lower the effects of dumping. […]

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Dumping 1

Meaning of Dumping

Setting the sales price of your goods or services is a central aspect of corporate strategy. Usually these prices should be higher than the manufacturing cost to make a profit. But the so-called dumping aims at a completely different sales strategy. What is dumping? The term dumping is understood to mean the sale of goods […]

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INDEX FUNDS

Meaning of Index Funds

The mutual fund family has had one member richer for several years. In addition to traditional equity funds, index funds are becoming more and more popular. Index funds were only approved in Germany when the 3rd Financial Market Promotion Act came into effect in 1998. Before that, fund companies were prohibited from replicating an index […]

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Intralogistics 2

Meaning of Intralogistics Part 2

Intralogistics 4.0 Intralogistics 4.0 is the final step in expanding the technological possibilities of internal logistics. The goal is not only to digitize processes, but to create intelligent, automatically communicating systems that contribute to the optimization of warehousing, planning and transport. Examples of this can be self-learning software solutions, but also intelligent containers that recognize […]

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Intralogistics 1

Meaning of Intralogistics

The term intralogistics is still comparatively new and was created to clearly differentiate logistical processes that take place within a company from other, external logistics processes. Intralogistics – definition Intralogistics includes every form of logistics that is necessary within the company. These include in particular: Incoming and outgoing goods Flow of goods within the company […]

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Commercial Letter

Meaning of Commercial Letter

Every company and every private or public household does business. Private households only benefit from this, all other economic subjects pursue commercial goals, either to maximize profits or to cover costs. From a legal point of view, a business is a conduct aimed at economic success that is linked to legal consequences. Each of these […]

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Fixed Costs

Meaning of Fixed Costs

Fixed cost definition Fixed costs are costs that occur continuously and at a constant level in a company. In addition to the variable costs, they are part of the total costs. Fixed costs are incurred at regular intervals (monthly, quarterly). They arise regardless of the workload of the employees and the amount of manufactured products […]

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Base Interest Rate

Meaning of Base Interest Rate

A country’s central bank sets the interest rate at which commercial banks obtain liquidity. This interest rate, known as the key interest rate, determines the conditions under which the banks can borrow money from the central bank. The key interest rate influences the level of loan and savings interest. In the euro area, the European […]

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Elevator Pitch

Meaning of Elevator Pitch

Elevator pitch or simply “What do you do for a living?”. A freelancer or self-employed person hears this question again and again at a party or a business event. No matter where, the elevator pitch is a unique opportunity to present all the advantages of yourself and the company within a very short time. Elevator […]

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MDAX

Meaning of MDAX

The MDAX share index comprises 60 medium-sized stock corporations. In terms of market capitalization and order book turnover, these follow directly on the companies listed in the DAX 30. The abbreviation MDAX is derived from the English term “mid cap” (average company size). The MDAX represents the German economy better than the DAX, since around […]

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SDAX

Meaning of SDAX

When people talk about the DAX, many investors and consumers think of “the” DAX, which the media usually talk about. However, the DAX, or more precisely the DAX 30, only includes the 30 largest companies in Germany. However, since there are many more stock corporations, the DAX was expanded to include the MDAX and the […]

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REFERENCE INTEREST RATE

Meaning of Reference Interest Rate

A reference interest rate determines the changes in variable-interest contract transactions. Such financial products mainly include savings, but also some loans. It is important that the reference interest rate cannot be influenced by either of the contracting parties, but is specified by a neutral body. If the reference interest rate changes, the interest rate on […]

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RETURN

Meaning of Return

For an investor, no matter in which segment he invests his money, in the end it is the return that counts. This is not, or only rarely, identical to the interest rate. Depending on the respective capital investment, a wide variety of factors influence the return on the investment. In short, the return is determined […]

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Owl

Meaning of Owl

An owl is an animal that belongs to the strigid clade. It is a bird of nocturnal and predatory habits, characterized by having feathers that look like ears. This peculiarity makes it possible to differentiate owls from barn owls and other similar species. Of this animal it is worth knowing a series of identity signs […]

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