Chinese investors have embarked on a buying spree in Europe. 2016 looks set to be a record year for takeovers. We talk with Cora Jungbluth from the Bertelsmann Foundation.
Heightened security concerns on the continent have been just one reason for a sharp drop in China's investment activities across Europe. A fresh study shows, though, that German firms remain coveted takeover targets.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier had already been forced to defend his "National Industrial Strategy 2030" even before officially unveiling the details. Critics have accused him of heavy-handed state interventionism.
How quickly can the trade spat between the United States and China be resolved? At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, some believe it could take years before a sustainable settlement is agreed.
"The German economy rises and falls with China." Bankers are generally not known for their hyperbole, but the words of Jörg Krämer of Commerzbank, speak to a truth that appears increasingly evident.
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