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  • China Focus: China, Germany on fast track in NEV cooperation

    The southern Chinese coastal city of Haikou, where the 2023 World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) concluded on Dec. 9, witnessed a promising cooperation between China and Germany, as China's new energy vehicle (NEV) industry goes on the fast track.


  • Germany's economy in downturn as output shrinks over the summer

    The German economy failed to gain momentum in the summer, with the country's gross domestic product (GDP) shrinking slightly in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter.


  • China's development is opportunity rather than threat to Germany, says Chinese FM

    China's development is an opportunity rather than a challenge or a threat to Germany, and the two countries should cooperate rather than confront each other, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang said on Monday.


  • Investment promotion event for 19th ICIF, Shenzhen Design Week held in Berlin, Germany

    An investment promotion event for the 19th International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) and Shenzhen Design Week (SZDW) was held in Berlin, Germany on March 31.


  • Interview: Germany should not be involved in trade war with China, says former German chancellor Schroeder

    Germany should not be involved in a trade war with China in any form and restrictions against China are not the option, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said.


  • Survey confirms trend toward contactless payment in Germany

    The coronavirus pandemic has given contactless payment a boost. A new survey published by Postbank confirms this trend. According to the survey, 56 percent of people in Germany now make cashless payments at the store checkout, virtually in passing, with their bank card or smartphone.


  • Banking association: Number of corporate bankruptcies in Germany should remain manageable

    Private banks in Germany do not expect a huge wave of bankruptcies as a result of the coronavirus crisis. "The recent low level of insolvencies in Germany paints a distorted picture. What is clear is that corporate insolvencies will increase," said Christian Ossig of the Association of German Banks.


  • German government to fund IT security research with 350 million euros

    The German government plans to invest at least 350 million euros in IT security research over the next five years. The new research program, entitled "Digital. Secure. Sovereign." was approved by the federal cabinet on Wednesday.


  • Conference: Situation in Germany's offshore wind power industry remains difficult

    Despite positive signals at a National Maritime Conference in Rostock, the situation for the offshore wind power industry in Germany remains difficult.


  • Two billion euros for quantum computers "Made in Germany"

    ​In the international race for the technology of the future, the German government is to provide a total of 2 billion euros for the development of quantum computers.


  • Germany imports face masks from China for almost 6 bln euros in 2020

    Germany imported protective face masks worth around 6 billion euros (7.2 billion U.S. dollars) last year and almost all of them were imported from China, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said Thursday.


  • Germany to boost transport renewables to twice EU requirement by 2030

    ​The proportion of renewables in the energy mix for transport in Germany is to rise to 28 percent by 2030, in terms of a legislative amendment passed by the cabinet on Wednesday.


  • Thuringia continues to support environmental protection investments by companies

    ​Companies in the eastern German state of Thuringia can count on state support for environmental protection investments again this year, according to the state's Environment Ministry. The "Green Invest" funding program will be extended, it confirmed.


  • Germany's ifo reduces 2021 growth forecast to 4.2 percent

    The pandemic's grip on Germany has prompted the influential ifo institute to lower its 2021 growth estimate for Europe's biggest economy to 4.2 per cent.


  • German farmers demand supermarkets end price race to the bottom

    Germany's major supermarket chains must end their "low-price culture," the country's farming association demanded on Wednesday following tractor protests over low prices paid to farmers in several cities this week.


  • Northern German states join forces for green hydrogen initiative

    The business development organizations in Germany’s northern states have joined forces to form the green hydrogen initiative HY-5.


  • Top female board members earn more than male colleagues in Germany

    Women in Germany's top paid jobs are now earning more on average than their male colleagues, a study released on Monday has found.


  • NRW industry wants to set the pace in hydrogen

    ​Industrial companies based in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia want to make progress in the use of the climate-friendly energy source hydrogen.


  • Evotec attracts Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund as major shareholder

    The Hamburg-based biotech and research company Evotec is raising fresh money through a capital increase, bringing the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund on board as a new major shareholder.


  • U.S. companies assess Germany as a positive location even in the crisis

    US companies give Germany good marks as a business location even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.


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