Siemens AG is a German multinational and Europe's largest engineering company. Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 360,000 people across nearly 190 countries.
Headquartered in the German cities of Munich and Berlin, Siemens' main activities are in the fields of industry, energy, transportation and healthcare.
The Chancellor is addressing the problems of German companies in China during her visit to the business metropolis of Shenzhen: Namely, data security and concern over technology theft. The Chinese Prime Minister has vowed to personally take care of any issues.
Modern batteries are already providing enough energy to get airborne. Something start-ups like Volocopter are taking advantage of - creating light-weight computer-piloted arial vehicles they hope will soon replace your trusty taxi, AND help cut down congestion in the world's urban centers.
The IPO of Siemen's Healthinneers med tech business was initially tipped to be one of the biggest in Germany, but the debut turned out to be much more modest. The sale is part of Siemens' CEO Joe Kaeser's major re-tooling of Europe's top engineering company.