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Oct 01, 2018

"Markets Germany" features German Minister of Economics and Energy

Peter Altmaier interview reflects on Chinese investment, energy prices and the future of mobility

Berlin (GTAI) - The new edition of Markets Germany, economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest’s periodical on Germany’s investment scene released this morning, is led by an interview with Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier. The interview, spanning a wide range of subjects from Chinese investment practice to the current status of the ‘Made in Germany’ brand, through the future of mobility and the price of energy, headlines the third edition of the magazine this year.

Mr. Altmaier stepped into his current role earlier this year, after five years as Head of the Federal Chancellory and Federal Minister for Special Tasks. As a result of the latter of those, he served as Refugee Coordinator for the Federal Government for three years. Perhaps the most important section of the interview, given the current global political and economic climate, addresses the concept of China’s investor relations, which are reported to have been strained over the course of the past twelve months. Mr. Altmaier states succinctly this is not the case, rather that he believes the global investment framework should be well-regulated and transparent.

“Germany is an open, attractive and world-renowned investment location. Investors can build upon the foundations of well-educated workers, a stable, quality environment and great legal security,” he says. “We stand for a free, fair and well-regulated trade environment. And we are now standing together with Italy and France to call for the creation of an EU framework to examine foreign direct investments. Member states must be equipped with the right regulatory systems in order to detect, regulate, and/or prevent state-driven or state-financed strategic investments.”

Markets Germany, released by Germany's federal economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest, is THE English-language magazine to keep you up to date with all investor news and updates within Germany. It is free of charge. You may both view the full interview with Mr. Altmaier and/or subscribe to Markets Germany within the link below.

Read the full interview with Minister Altmaier here.

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