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.
At Berlin's European School of Business and Technologies (ESMT), experts differ on how to confront a world economy with shifting powers. DW's Lars Halter takes a closer look at whether there's any common ground at all.
The board of the world's eighth-largest retailer has advised shareholders to reject the offer, saying it was far too low. The German wholesaler is present in 25 countries, but has struggled in recent years.
The German government plans to tighten rules on foreign investment in some companies by lowering the threshold at which it can consider blocking such plans. The move comes amid increasing concern about Chinese investors.
The German government has said it wants to be able to intervene earlier if a non-EU investor acquires 15 percent of a German company. Berlin has been wary of Chinese and US investors moving to take over key tech firms.
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