Economic outlook gloomy but Germany still attractive for FDI

German businesses are “significantly” reducing their investment plans, according to the latest economic survey from the country’s ifo Institute. The Munich-based organisation said the investment climate within Germany had “deteriorated noticeably” as a result of higher financing costs, weak demand and uncertainty around economic policy. Companies that specialise in trade, it said, were the most […]

Tightening regimes complicating FDI in Europe

Increasingly tight regulatory regimes around Europe are making the landscape around foreign direct investment (FDI) harder to navigate. That is the view posited by law firm Ashurst in its newly released Foreign Investment in Europe: A World of Opportunity report, looking at the new and various hurdles that have been put in place. “In recent […]

Is France becoming Europe’s go-to FDI destination?

This year’s ‘Choose France’ summit, held at Versailles this month, has led to pledges of €13bn of future investment in the country. Reporting from Euractiv indicated more than 200 chief executives, including Tesla and Twitter supremo Elon Musk, attended the event. While Musk did not make any overt pledge, 28 company-specific projects were reportedly announced, […]

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