Climate protection needs massive investment drive according to new BDI study

An 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is technically and economically feasible. An essential step to achieving this is to release energy-intensive businesses from the extra burdens imposed by climate policy that have no international counterpart.


European industrial and economic policy, internal market

Brexit is casting its shadow

- Foreign direct investment into the UK is down by 90 percent. London should agree to status quo transition from March 2019. First results from BDI Task Force Brexit – duty and quota free trade as minimum requirement. more

Federal government needs to respond to US tax reform

- BDI Director General Joachim Lang expressed concern at the expected impact of the US tax reform on German companies. The new regulations set cross-border companies considerable incentive to relocate investments to the US. Lang therefore calls on the German government to extensively reform German... more
World Trade

China: More market, less state intervention

- German companies are unhappy about high market access barriers in China. Lower restrictions could appease critics in Europe, BDI President Dieter Kempf declared ahead of the Chinese Communist Party Congress. more
World Trade

BDI President Dieter Kempf: “We urgently need a new government”

- The BDI expects a GDP increase of 2.25 percent in 2018. 2018 must be a year of action, BDI President Dieter Kempf said. Exports are set to increase by 5 percent. more
Multilateral Trading System

WTO Ministerial Conference Delivers only Mini Results

- Trade rules and the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization (WTO) remain indispensable. Although even low expectations regarding the eleventh Ministerial Conference of the WTO (MC11) were disappointed, members should look ahead. Now it's key to shape a modern negotiation agenda. more

Network for free trade – Why the BDI is needed in Brussels

Germany’s prosperity and high living standards are based on a world of free trade. But freedom and competitiveness are not a natural given. They need a strong voice to call for them.


Global Growth Outlook 02/2018

The Global economy is to pick up speed in 2018, growing by four percent. The growth is higher than it has been for seven years. Also the tax reform is set to drive growth in the US. The US tax reform will nudge real growth up by around 0.4 percentage points in the next two years. The BDI expects the US to grow by 2,75 percent, China by 6,75 percent, Europe by at least 2,25 and Japan by a good one percent.