In recent years more and more investors from Asia have been snapping up German companies. Many of those firms faced bankruptcy. Now jobs have been saved. But foreign investment also has a downside, says DW reporter Lars Halter.
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by almost a quarter last year, as returns for investors declined, slowing also growth in production, a United Nations report says. Prospects for a pick-up look muted at best.
China's Ningbo Jifeng has reached agreement to buy out German auto parts maker Grammer, in a deal that marks the latest Chinese acquisition of European technology and is likely to face close scrutiny from EU regulators.
Chinese companies continue to be on a shopping spree in Europe and Germany in particular. A fresh study shows that takeovers are usually in line with Beijing's new industrial strategy where nothing is left to chance.
While the US economy is strong, a creeping decline in foreign investment indicates that eurozone investors are growing weary of US debt. Should the US care? Lindsey Rae Gjording reports from New York.
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