Business and Investment in Germany

ICE Enlarge image ICE (© picture-alliance/ dpa) Germany's location in the heart of Europe gives foreign investors and visitors to trade fairs access to the entire European Union market.

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

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Apr 28, 2017 8:48 PM

Merkel to talk business during trip to oil-rich nations

During her trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the German chancellor is to have talks about larger economic cooperation. Her hosts have seen their domestic economies suffer from dropping oil prices.

Apr 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Germany scraps 'two-person' cockpit rule

Germany's airlines have decided to do away with rules requiring two people in the cockpit at the same time, the country's aviation association said. The rule had been introduced after a deadly crash in 2015.

Apr 28, 2017 6:52 PM

VW: 'combustion engine far from dead'

German carmaker Volkswagen has said it's pumping more money into improving its combustion engines. Increased investment in this technology, VW argued, was justified despite the more general trend toward e-cars.

Apr 28, 2017 4:42 PM

US growth hits three-year low at start of 2017

US growth figures do not make comfortable reading for Donald Trump. However, the US has encouraging business investment and job creation figures, with the unemployment rate at a nine-year low.

Apr 28, 2017 4:40 PM

Monsanto in mind, Bayer shareholders meet in Bonn

Vocal protesters gathered on Bonn's United Nations plaza to protest the annual shareholders meeting of the German drugs juggernaut Bayer. The chemical manufacturer hopes to take over the US corporation Monsanto.

Apr 28, 2017 4:23 PM

Africa rejects Europe's 'dirty diesel'

Ghana and Nigeria are the first countries to respond to reports of European companies exploiting weak fuel standards in Africa. Stricter limits on the sulfur content of diesel will come into force on July 1.

Apr 28, 2017 4:18 PM

Air Berlin logs record loss

Germany's second-biggest carrier, Air Berlin, has slipped further into the red. The reason behind renewed losses is its deep restructuring effort. The airline said it was seeking new partnerships.

Apr 28, 2017 3:44 PM

Erdogan's India visit - A Muslim nationalist meets a Hindu nationalist

Basking in glory after emerging victorious in a recent divisive referendum, Turkish leader Erdogan is traveling to India as part of a whirlwind tour of global powers. The agenda includes terror, trade and nuclear issues.

Business and investment in Germany

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Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA)


As the central organisation of the German trade fair industry, AUMA is the combination of all those forces which are partners shaping the trade fair market, in other words, exhibitors, visitors, trade fair organisers and service companies.

The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

The DIHK is the central organisation for 80 Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Germany. All German companies registered in Germany, with the exception of handicraft businesses, the free professions and farms, are required by law to join a chamber.