Rapid Regional Rebound

Germany is poised for a vigorous economic comeback from coronavirus restrictions, but the business landscape has changed. One of the unexpected winners has been the northeastern port city of Rostock in the regional state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Germany Extends Program to Help SMEs Digitalize

The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has allocated a further EUR 72 million to its “go-digital” program, which will now run until 2024.

German Trade Associations Unanimously Expect 2022 Growth

In a survey of 48 of Germany’s leading trade organizations, the German Economic Institute (IW) found that all expected production or turnover to grow or remain constant in the new year.

Germany Selects Microelectronics Projects for Special Funding

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has picked 32 business endeavors, with an investment volume of more than EUR 10 billion, to take part in the EU-wide IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) for microelectronics and communications technology.

Germany Looks Set to Post Increased 2021 FDI Figures

Germany attracted 540 foreign direct business investments in the first ten months, only one fewer than in all of 2020 according to figures from Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).

Japan and Germany Launch New Joint Business Initiatives

The international business promotion agencies of Germany and Japan – the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) – have kicked off a new project aimed at further strengthening economic ties between the two powerhouses.

Germany’s Economics Ministry Gets a Green Makeover

The new center-left/environmental/business-friendly government coalition led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz has brought with it a number of changes to the German Economics Ministry.

Economic and Industry Leaders have High Hopes for New German Government

The mood is positive as Olaf Scholz from the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) becomes the ninth chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, succeeding Angela Merkel after 16 years.

Germany’s Needs Are Finland’s Expertise

Finland’s technological prowess creates natural synergies with Germany. GTAI’s Finland representative Niklas Becker and Jan Feller, head of the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, discuss future business prospects.

Germany Again Leads Nation Brands Index

Five in a row. That’s Germany’s winning streak after topping the 2021 Anholt Ipsos Nation Brands Index, a survey of how some 60,000 people around the world view 60 various countries.