July 2017 - German-British Chamber Newsletter

All aboard for a sizzling events season!

An old nautical saying goes “If you can’t tie a knot, tie a lot”. And there is no better way to tie new contacts and enhance your business network than attending our Members’ Autumn Reception on 28 September 2017. This year we are pushing the boat out and would love to welcome you on board The Yacht London, at Temple Pier for an early autumn evening with drinks, entertainment and stunning views of the Thames.

Aiming for a hole-in-one? Then don’t miss our Annual Golf Tournament on 3 October 2017 at the picturesque Essenden Country Club. Enjoy not only a fabulous game of golf but also a three course lunch and special prize ceremony afterwards. 

To register and to keep updated with news and upcoming events please visit our webpage



Forthcoming Events

28 September 2017
Members' Autumn Reception
The Yacht, Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN

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

21 November 2017
IBT Internationaler Beratungstag
IHK Stuttgart
Registration to be announced

23 November 2017
Exporttag Bayern 2017
IHK Akadamie München
Registration to be announced


News from the Chamber

Jobs Online

Looking for new staff to join your team? With many thousand hits each month, the German-British Chamber’s Jobs Online service offers you a simple and efficient way of finding the perfect employee.

The German-British Chamber's Jobs Online is a web-based database of job opportunities for those speaking German and English. Members of the Chamber receive six free credits per membership year (one credit lasts one month) and thereafter discounted rates apply.
For further information, see the Jobs Online page


News from the ECBM

ECBM ist jetzt ein akkreditiertes CIMA Centre 

Neue Kurse für das CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting sind in Vorbereitung und werden voraussichtlich im Herbst 2017 starten. Die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch. Bei Interesse schreiben Sie uns einfach: study(@)eurocollege.org.uk.

Das CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting ist der erste Schritt zur Berufsqualifikation für Management Accountancy (Controlling). CIMA Absolventen können den Titel 'Chartered Global Management Accountant™' (CGMA®) tragen. CGMA ist die weltweite Bezeichnung für Management Accountants. Der Titel wird von dem renommierten American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) und CIMA verliehen.

Unsere Masterstudiengänge MBA und MSc starten ebenfalls wieder im Herbst 2017. Bewerbungen werden für beide Studiengänge noch angenommen.

Weitere Informationen zu unseren Kursen finden Sie auf unserer Website.



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Trade News - Germany

'Jubilant' German businesses are brimming with confidence like never before

German business confidence soared to a "jubilant" new high in June, having already reached a quarter-century peak the previous month, a survey said on 26 June. The closely-watched Ifo business confidence index set a new record of 115.1 points, defying expectations of analysts of a slight decline after it reached 114.6 in May, the highest since 1991.

The Munich-based Ifo Institute for Economic Research calculates the score from a survey of 7,000 companies, who are asked to give their assessments of the current business situation and their expectations for the next six months. Analysts surveyed by financial services provider Factset had expected 114.4 points in June.

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Far from putting the brakes on economic growth in neighbouring countries, strong German demand is stimulating their economies, the report suggests. The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) commissioned the study in light of criticism of Germany’s large trade surplus. 

In 2015, Germany imported goods from the rest of the EU with a value of €620 billion. And the study estimates that if German growth were to weaken, the EU economy as a whole would be €36 billion smaller in 2023 than currently projected.

Trade News - UK

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