Dear Reader, Dear Members and Friends,
Many factors influence the investment strategies of our member companies, may it be global politics, new regulations or a change in their markets. bayme vbm vbw is supporting you, our members, in many ways: Last month, for example, we invited our entrepreneurs to a panel discussion with the Governor of Banque de France in order to discuss the ECB’s policy on low interest rates on a personal level. We also established a ServiceCenter Financing dedicated to providing you with information you may need to keep up with capital funding opportunities, potential challenges and risks concerning credits etc. In addition, we collaborate with certain think tanks on topics such as future opportunities for the Bavarian manufacturing industry.
For more information about the Bavarian economy and our services and activities, please explore the articles in this month’s newsletter. We also invite you to get in touch with us with questions and suggestions you may have.
EconomyEconomic Outlook, February 2017
Again, the leading indicators for the German economy do not show a consistent picture, similar to the development in the Eurozone. The current quarterly Ifo Index for the Eurozone – for example – shows a positive trend, just like most of the global leading indicators.more
Economyvbw welcomes Governor of Banque de France
On January 26, 2017, vbw was pleased to host François Villeroy de Galhau. The Governor of Banque de France talked about the motives behind the European Central Bank’s policy of low interest rates and the importance of reforms and a Financing and Investment Union.more
EconomyIndustrial location Germany and Bavaria – development perspectives 2030
Bavaria has a strong manufacturing industry that is selling goods all over the world. Over the last decades, Bavaria was able to keep its global market share. But will this success continue? What are the key trends that will influence the future industrial development?more
Legal affairsThe German social insurance system – beneficiaries and coverage
The prevailing majority of German employees participates in the statutory social insurance system funded by both employers and employees. This way, the risks of unemployment, work accidents and sickness and the need of care as well as the pensions are covered.more