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Living in Germany: Elections & Voting

This is a consequential election not just because Germany will pick their new chancellor, but lot of really hot topics like Climate Change, putting speed limits on the autobahns, tax on wealth have all bubbled up to political mainstream

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Living in Germany: In 20 years, 1 in 3 people will be a migrant

1 in 3 people will be a migrant in Germany (about 35%) by 2040. In large cities, up to 70% of inhabitants will have a migrant background in two decades, experts say. Germany will need to attract a “range of nationalities” to keep the “economy stable.”

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Living in Germany: fascination with saving money

Germans not only have been saving more than their UK counterparts, but the deep rooted national habit has more implications than those numbers would reveal […]

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Living in Germany: Income of Professionals

The overall average income across all industries was €67,651 for XING respondents, as compared to the national German average of €36,420 a year […]

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Living in Germany: children out of school early get parents fined

Police stationed at a Bavarian airport fined several parents for taking their children on holiday before the official start of school holidays, local media reported recently […]

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Living in Germany: hiking as a national pastime

Hiking, or Wandern in German, is the most popular outdoor activity in the country, with 68 percent of Germans every year hitting an extensive 200,000-kilometer (125,000-mile) trail network. In all, Germans hike 370 million times per year, spend €7.8 billion ($9.3 billion) every year for hiking trips (plus another €3.7 billion on gear), and 58 percent of that on gastronomy […]

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Internet in Brazil: access through TV is already higher than for Tablets

The survey found an increase in the number of households with Internet access, which increased from 63.6% in 2016 to 70.5% in 2017. Television was used for network connections in 10.6% of households.

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Economy in Brazil: Four in ten Brazilians default their loan payments

According to SPC Brazil and CNDL, there are 55.3 million Brazilians in debt. In April/2015, the number of borrowers rose by 3.77%, added retailers.

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Economy in Brazil: nearly 7000 new super rich in 2013

In Brazil, the number of super-rich has increased in 7000, up 4.1% to 172,000. The country, however, has dropped two places to 13th in number of rich people […]

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Economy in Brazil: Real turns 20 with loss of 80% of its value

The currency completes two decades of use in Brazil: purchasing power of Brazilians rose, but inflation still erodes income.