While German politicians have labelled Africa as a "continent of opportunity" for the German economy, African representatives lament the perceived risk-aversion of German companies. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
The main European business lobby in China warned on Tuesday (8 September) that "slow" implementation of market reforms risks plunging the country into stagnation, as concerns mount about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.
The worldwide demand for raw materials led to growth of up to 7% for many African countries. One of the main driving forces was a strong China, but now the second largest economy in the world finds itself in the midst of a crisis. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
China could invest up to €10 billion in the EU's new infrastructure fund, but a final decision is being held up by the complex mechanics of a deal to give Chinese technology companies a greater role in Europe, people familiar with the talks say.
On the eve of the EU-China summit, the director-general of BusinessEurope, Markus J. Beyrer, tells EURACTIV that Beijing needs to move on market access "because European companies are less willing to invest if you don't tick that box".
SPECIAL REPORT / External relations are very important for Azerbaijan, and the European Games open another door to Europe, Sevinj Hasanova, Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.