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14 Jul, 2016, 08:00 BST New Index Shows that Countries Need to Act Urgently to Achieve the Global Goals

One year after the largest UN Summit in history adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new SDG Index and Dashboard show that all...


08 Sep, 2015, 05:05 BST Ahead of the UN Special Summit: Industrialized Nations are at Risk of Missing the new Sustainable Development Goals

- Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) and http://www.presseportal.de/nr/7977/ - Most industrialized...


27 Apr, 2015, 08:15 BST BREXIT Could be Expensive - Especially for the United Kingdom…

Exiting the EU could cost the United Kingdom more than €300 billion. The remaining EU member states would only experience minor economic losses from...


15 Jul, 2013, 09:00 BST Kofi Annan Announced as 2013 Reinhard Mohn Prize Winner

Former U.N. Secretary-General honored as global advocate and voice for sustainable development Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan named winner...


30 Apr, 2013, 07:00 BST The Bertelsmann Foundation: Germany Profits from the Euro

Community currency ensures growth, wealth and employment - benefits are retained even in case of high write-offs due to debt cuts for South-European...


21 Mar, 2013, 09:30 GMT BRICS Summit in Durban: South Africa no Role Model for the Continent

- International comparative study: Shortcomings in the education and health systems as well as in the labor market pose serious challenges for...


20 Nov, 2012, 12:00 GMT Independent Sovereign Rating: Further Reforms are Needed to Secure Japan's Credit Rating

Bertelsmann Foundation presents new rating model with international examples - Japan burdened by high debt and demographic change Japan continues to...


20 Nov, 2012, 12:00 GMT First International, Non-Profit Credit Rating Agency (INCRA): Serious Risks to France's and Brazil's Rating - Italy Cited for Good Euro-Crisis Management - Germany's Top Sovereign-Debt Rating Secure Only With Reform

A downgrading of Germany's top sovereign-debt credit rating can be avoided only if the country continues to implement fiscal reform at home and push...


02 Nov, 2012, 06:30 GMT Germans Still Have a Positive Image of India

More a partner than a competitor in politics and econonics The German population has an overwhelmingly positive image of India and perceives its...


02 Nov, 2012, 04:00 GMT The Germans Have a Positive Image of China

More a partner than a competitor in politics and economics The German people have a predominantly positive image of China and see its economic rise...


02 Nov, 2012, 03:00 GMT Germans Still Have a Positive Image of Japan

More a partner than a competitor in politics and econonics - on a par with China The German population has an overwhelmingly positive image of Japan...


17 Oct, 2012, 09:00 BST Greece's Withdrawal from the Eurozone Could Cause Global Economic Crisis

Bertelsmann Foundation warns of extensive domino effects Greece's exit from the Euro bears the risk of kindling a wildfire throughout Europe and...


15 Oct, 2012, 16:00 BST BRICS Countries: Delayed Reforms are Jeopardising Positive Development

Growth alone will not resolve problems if emerging markets do not change at the same time Contrary to the forecasts of success in recent years, the...