Dear Reader, Dear Members and Friends,
The bayme vbm vbw team wishes you a happy and healthy New Year.
Global monetary policy remains loose by historical standards and global turbulence, both geo-political and in the financial markets, has been carried into the year 2016.
Germany faces the challenge of integrating a substantial number of refugees into society and workforce in 2016.
In the US, the Presidential election is in full swing – the first primary and caucuses will take place in early February.
In late April, President Obama will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel on his fifth trip to Germany. Obama will also participate in the Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair.
We at bayme vbm vbw look forward to continuing our engagement with you, our readers, and strive to provide you with useful information also in 2016.
About BavariaBavaria as industry location: An international comparison - Part 3
A study conducted by IW Consult GmbH on behalf of The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) compared the quality of 45 countries in terms of what they have to offer as a location for industrial businesses. Bavaria came in an overall second place. The USA reached seventh place.more
EconomyEconomic Outlook - January 2016
Learn more about the leading economic indicators for Germany, the Eurozone and the world economy in our Economic Outlook. See here for the January figures.more
EconomyPrognos study Economy 2040 - Part 2: Forecast for the world economy
The study Economy 2040 is the only worldwide report in elaborating long-term future forecasts for 42 countries, representing 90 percent of the world’s economic performance. The study is conducted by Prognos AG.more
Legal affairsEmployment conditions: With or without a collective bargaining agreement
Work time and its remuneration in Germany can be regulated only by way of collective bargaining agreement or by individual agreement.more
Innovation + technologyThe vbw Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy - The vbw study Bavaria’s future technologies
The vbw study Bavaria’s future technologies analyzes the foundations of the success story of the Bavarian economy and points out key technologies that will be relevant for Bavaria in the coming years.more
Events and international affairsThe Paris climate protection agreement
In December 2015, 195 countries came together at the UN-climate conference to adopt an agreement for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.more
Events and international affairsIBM opens Watson Internet of Things Center in Munich
IBM has opened a new global headquarters for Watson Internet of Things (IoT) in Munich, Germany in an effort to drive the innovation and development of connected devices and cognitive computing.more