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    markets on air - February 2016: Special Renewable Energy

    Why India's solar industry is booming, China's solution for storing and utilizing its excess wind energy and the current success of the German wind energy industry - this and more in our special renewable energy edition of 'markets on air'.

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    markets Germany 01/2016: Smart Country

    This edition of markets Germany is one thing above all else: smart! The cover story examines so-called "Smart Cities," referring to the future of urban living.

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    Mergers and Acquisitions in China and Germany

    The Sino-German joint economic panel’s legal and economic co-operation working group has produced a handbook on the subject of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)...

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  • MarketingSherpa Media Center at IRCE 2015

    Nadine Späth, Manager of Consumer Markets and Ecommerce, Germany Trade and Invest, sat down with Daniel Burstein, Director of Editorial Content, MarketingSherpa, in the MarketingSherpa Media Center at IRCE 2015 to discuss how marketers can expand into foreign markets by learning the difference between American and foreign ecommerce markets. Click here for the interview...

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  • GTAI receives UN award for green investment promotion

    Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) received a top accolade for excellence in the web-based promotion of green foreign direct investment at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Promotion Awards.

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    Automotive & Aviation

    Germany’s automotive industry is the largest in Europe and world renowned as the primary location for innovative car manufacturers and suppliers. With aircraft production on a constant upswing, aerospace opportunities in Germany are sky-high.

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    Chemicals & Materials

    Germany’s technological tradition starts with chemical products. These building blocks - be it new materials, energy efficient processes or solution-driven engineering expertise –

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    Consumer Industries

    Thanks to low unemployment and private debt levels, consumer spending in Germany has remained remarkably stable in recent years. In 2011, Germans had about EUR 1.6 trillion disposable income to spend - 2.6 percent more than in 2010.

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    Corporate Services

    Germany is one of the biggest growth markets for the BPO & SSC industry. International companies are increasingly deciding to locate in Germany as the country combines high innovation capacity, an excellent workforce and state-of-the-art infrastructure with moderate wage cost developments, one of the highest productivity rates in Europe and a competitive tax system.

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    Demographic Change

    Major global demographic change continues apace in this the second decade of the 21st century. The current world population of 7 billion is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. The global population is expanding, but at a slower rate than before, with western industrial nations experiencing shrinking populations while population growth in the developing world continues unabated.

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    Digital Economy

    Around 77 percent (63 million) of the population is regularly online, giving the country most internet users in Europe and making Germany a crucial market for global internet, games and e-commerce companies.

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    Electronics & Microtechnology

    The German electronics industry stands in first place in terms of European semiconductor and display market size, and the "Silicon Saxony" region has become one of the top five semiconductor clusters worldwide.

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    For decades Germany has been the global pioneer in applying renewable energies and environmental technologies. The new energy concept continues this path with ambitious goals to cut CO2 emissions by 80% and increase the share of renewable energies at total energy consumption to 60% by 2050.

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    Energy Efficiency & Green Building

    Germany is widely acknowledged as a global leader in energy efficiency. A favorable policy and energy price environment as well as a culture valuing both efficiency and sustainability have helped to create a thriving market for energy efficiency (products and services) valued at beyond 100 billion euros annually.

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    Energy Storage Industry

    Energy storage systems are an integral part of Germany’s Energy Transition (Energiewende). While the need for energy storage is growing across Europe, Germany remains the lead target market and the first choice for companies seeking to enter this developing industry. It stands out as a unique market, development platform and export hub.

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    Environmental Technologies

    Environmental technologies is one of the most important economic sectors in Germany. A pioneering environmental policy and legal framework, which sets ever more ambitious standards has helped establish Germany as a leading player in all green markets worldwide.

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    Information Technologies

    Germany’s ICT market is the largest in Europe. The country’s large Mittelstand of small and medium-sized companies is both innovation driver and extensive customer base for ICT and security solutions "Made in Germany" – a brand which stands for innovation, quality, and expertise with an excellent reputation in global markets.

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    Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Representing Europe’s most populous country, Germany offers the largest market for Healthcare and Life Sciences products. Both market demand and location factors make it a priority for many international companies preparing expansion to build up their footprint here.

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    Logistics Industry

    Located at Europe's center, Germany is the continent's largest economy and most important logistics hub, offering world-class infrastructure and cutting-edge logistics services.

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    Machinery & Equipment Industry

    Germany's Machinery and Equipment (M&E) sector is the largest and strongest in Europe. The sector is dominated by small and medium sized companies that provide customized products and small series to meet the strong demand of both domestic and international manufacturing industries.

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Investment Consulting

Step by step to success - have a look at our comprehensive line of services and see how we will help your business grow in Germany.

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Business Location Germany

Germany is the strongest economy in Europe and one of the largest worldwide. Few countries are as tightly connected into the world economy as ours is.

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10 Reasons to Choose Germany

Germany is Europe's largest market, a global leader in innovation - and much more! Check out why Germany is the right choice for you.

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Investment Guide to Germany

Comprehensive and user-friendly - Our experts walk you through the process of establishing a company in Germany.

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Export & Foreign Markets

  • Tenders of German Financial Cooperation

    The Financial Cooperation is part of the bilateral Development Cooperation of the German government. KfW banking group is acting on behalf of the German government. The project executing agency of the partner country is fully responsible for the tender. All tenders are subject to international competitive bidding if it is not mentioned otherwise in the tender.

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The impressive level of economic and technological development made in Eastern Germany over the past two decades has made it one of the most attractive locations for business in Europe.

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INDUSTRIE 4.0 is the name given to the German strategic initiative to establish Germany as a lead market and provider of advanced manufacturing solutions.

Germany Trade & Invest provides direct access to all of the relevant actors in the German economy. As the hub for a far-reaching network at both home and abroad, Germany Trade & Invest maintains close relations with a number of important partners.