June 2017 - German-British Chamber Newsletter

Events season is hotting up!

With the summer months approaching – ideally with an abundance of good weather - we hope you enjoy the season!

For those of you who have registered for our Annual Dinner, we look forward to welcoming you to Rosewood London hotel on 8 June, with Guest of Honour and Speaker, Thomas Kielinger as we await news from the General Election exit polls together. 

If you are interested in our "Entering the German Market" conference, we recommend you register quickly as spaces are limited. The conference will be held on 14 June in London and is aimed both at British companies planning to enter the German market and at those with some experience looking to adapt to post-Brexit challenges.
Further events can be viewed on our webpage and we will also keep you updated.



Forthcoming Events

8 June 2017
Annual Dinner with Guest of Honour and Speaker Thomas Kielinger
Rosewood Hotel
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

14 June 2017
Entering The German Market
Rooms on Regents Park
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Marylebone, London NW1 4RG

20 June 2017
4. Hessischer Aussenwirtschaftstag 2017
IHK Frankfurt am Main
Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

3 October 2017
Annual Golf Tournament
Essenden Country Club
Bedwell Park, Essendon AL9 6GJ 


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Informationsveranstaltung im Juni: Berufsbegleitende Studiengänge am ECBM

Informieren Sie sich aus erster Hand über die Studiengänge am ECBM. Besuchen Sie die nächste Informationsveranstaltung über das Bachelor- oder Master-/ MBA Studium am Freitag, den 9. Juni 2017 in Aachen. Beginn ist um 17:15 Uhr.

Bei Fragen oder bei der Anmeldung zur Informationsveranstaltung helfen wir gerne unter study(@)eurocollege.org.uk oder auch telefonisch +44 (0)20 7749 5930 weiter.



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Trade News - Germany

German business confidence hits highest level since 1991

German business confidence soared in May to levels not seen in more than a quarter of a century, a monthly survey from the Munich-based Ifo institute showed 22 May.

There is a champagne mood in German boardrooms," said the institute, whose closely watched business confidence index rose to 114.6 points from 113.01 in April. "This is the highest level since 1991. Both the current situation and expectations have been clearly corrected upwards by companies," said Ifo.

The bounce was underpinned by positive data from manufacturing and construction. Manufacturers are reporting the best business climate since July 2011, while construction struck record levels since 1991.

"The prospects for the German economy are as bright as this week's weather across the entire country," noted Carsten Brzeski from ING, as Germany enjoyed a string of sunny days. The economic recovery is still going strong, even though it is already in its ninth year of expansion. Remarkably, growth is now broadly spread across all sectors," he said.

The German economy expanded by 0.6 percent in the first quarter, the federal statistics office said, confirming preliminary data released earlier in May. The government expects growth to hit 1.5 percent for the full year, while several economists have given more optimistic readings and predicted that it would reach at least last year's level of 1.8 percent.



Trade News - UK

Neuwahl im Vereinigten Königreich soll Reihen schließen

London (GTAI) - Die für den 8.6.17 angekündigten, vorzeitigen Parlamentswahlen im Vereinigten Königreich sollen offenbar als stärkere direkte Legitimierung des harten Brexit-Kurses von Premierministerin Theresa May durch das Volk dienen. Außerdem erhofft sie sich eine größere Mehrheit für ihre Partei für künftige Abstimmungen. Regulär hätten die nächsten Parlamentswahlen erst im Jahr 2020 stattgefunden. Die Ankündigung überraschte auch langjährige politische Beobachter.

In den jüngsten Umfragen führen die konservativen Tories recht deutlich, so dass May die aktuell knappe Mehrheit ihrer Partei im britischen Unterhaus wohl noch ausbauen könnte. Hintergrund für die starke Unterstützung der Tories ist vor allem eine schon seit längerer Zeit außergewöhnlich schwache oppositionelle Labour-Partei.