- Jul 10, 2018Germany clinches investment for huge lithium cell factory
Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) founder Dr. Robin Zeng and Thuringia’s Minister for Economic Affairs Wolfgang Tiefensee signed an investment agreement on Monday, for the set-up of a lithium cell factory in the former eastern German state, under the eyes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping. CATL’s €240m investment will result in one of the largest lithium cell factories in Europe, creating some 600 jobs in the region over the next four years.
- May 31, 2018German study shows grave EU trade consequences for Brexit Britain
A study from German federal economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) has painted a grim post-Brexit picture for Britain’s foreign trade.
- May 24, 2018‘Brexit effect’ reflected in Germany’s FDI figures
A potential ‘Brexit effect’ has made itself apparent in Germany’s 2017 foreign direct investment (FDI) figures, with the number of UK investment projects jumping by 21%, according to German economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). Currently, the large share of these projects involves service offices opening, but it will be interesting to see whether production facilities are subsequently set up. Also notable was that the UK was the largest source of merger, acquisition and shareholding [...]
- May 09, 2018IFAT Workshop to outline investor benefits of budget hike
Germany’s federal government has pledged to significantly increase its spend on environmental protection, according to the draft of the 2018 domestic budget released last week.The budget hike is good news for investors, who will have access to an increased range of funding options in Germany’s environmental technology industry. These options will be outlined in a workshop at the IFAT trade show in Munich next week, hosted by federal economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).
- Apr 19, 2018Connect, Collaborate, Innovate
The Mittelstand – small-to medium enterprises (SMEs) – and its mission to pioneer the future of manufacturing is one of the topics of this year Hannover Messe trade show, starting on April 23. It is running under the motto ‘Integrated Industry – Connect and Collaborate’. Start-ups and SME’s are crucial to Germany’s vision of becoming both a place of big industrial manufacturing and a place of innovation.
- Apr 16, 2018A patient wait
For international investors, Germany’s healthcare industry can look like a once-in-a-business-lifetime opportunity. These opportunities will be discussed in depth at the conhIT – Connecting Healthcare and IT trade show in Berlin this week at the International Networking Lounge, hosted by GTAI.
- Feb 09, 2018German chemical parks seek to attract investors
With their joint stand at ACHEMA 2018 in Frankfurt, the leading chemical parks in Germany will be presenting themselves as partners of foreign investors. Under the motto “Produce in Germany’s Chemical Parks” they are going to highlight the advantages of the German chemical park concept.
- Dec 04, 2017The Cluster Approach
A German business delegation, gathered together from a variety of different bodies and industries, will arrive in India on Sunday, to start a whistle-stop week-long tour of Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. The delegation’s aim: to show Indian companies the value of obtaining a presence in Germany’s strong ICT industry and economy through investment.
- Powerhouse Eastern Germany
- Nov 28, 2017The Datebank for Investors and Start-ups
The country’s Ministry for Economics and Energy has taken a significant step towards resolving this, with the creation of a new databank designed to help investors filter out companies unsuitable for their requirements or means and find the kind of start-up they are looking for.
- Nov 16, 2017Growth – Manufactured in Germany
The Federation of German Industries (BDI) is anticipating a healthy increase in manufacturing industry production of three per cent for 2017.