GTAI’s new report on foreign direct investment shows that Germany remains a top destination for global investors.
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Germany’s reputation as a business location has rarely been better among US companies. Frank Sportolari, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Germany, says that’s down to a number of physical, cultural and economic qualities.
The Japanese state-owned investment and foreign trade promotion organization JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) has opened an office in the Bavarian capital Munich. The move underscores the growing relationship between the Asian economic powerhouse and the southern German state.
The number of companies from the UK expanding to Germany hit an all-time record in 2019. GTAI Expert Richard Todd discusses why.
Many people in the west are concerned about the number of businesses being taken over by Chinese buyers. But a team of researchers from the network “Econopol Europe,” led by the head of Germany’s prestigious Ifo Institute, suggests that such fears may be misplaced.
The Czech Republic may be relatively small compared to its neighbor Germany, but Czechs definitely think big when investing across the border.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation chose Saxony for a EUR 400 million investment to build short-haul passenger aircraft.
The western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is welcoming not one, not two, but three Chinese technology companies: OPPO, VIVO und Xiaomi. With that trio and Huawei, the capital Düsseldorf has landed four of the six largest smart phone producers in the world.
Japan has overtaken China – at least where stakes purchased in German companies are concerned.
On a visit to the Japanese capital in May, Berlin’s mayor announced that Japanese company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) would be investing more than a hundred million of euros in his city in the years to come.