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07/04/14

VDMA: Mechanical engineering industry spurs industrial progress

“Despite all of the political uncertainties, we confirm our growth forecast of three percent for 2014,” explained VDMA president Dr Reinhold Festge at the Association’s press conference at Hannover Messe 2014 on Monday in Hanover. In January 2014, production in Germany rose by 5.6 percent compared with the previous year. Festge considered this to be a good start in itself.

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01/04/14

Incoming orders February 2014 – Orders leave a lot to be desired

In February 2014, incoming orders in the mechanical and systems engineering sector in Germany were down four percent in real terms on the previous year. The VDMA German Engineering Association announced in Frankfurt on Tuesday that domestic business fell by six percent, and international business was down three percent year-on-year.

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28/03/14

Free trade agreement with the US – EU consultation on investment protection is under way

The European Commission launched a consultation on investment protection on 27 March 2014 as part of the ongoing negotiations about a free trade agreement with the US (“TTIP”). The European Commission’s objective is to introduce greater transparency to the negotiation process and to enable companies and the public to present their viewpoints and arguments on transatlantic investment protection.

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12/03/14

VDMA President meets EU Trade Commissioner in Brussels

On 12 March 2014, VDMA President Dr. Reinhold Festge visited Brussels in particular to meet EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht. The timing of the meeting was favourable as the visit of the VDMA President fell in the week of the fourth round of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the US and the EU (TTIP).

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07/04/14
VDMA: Mechanical engineering industry spurs industrial pro...
01/04/14
Incoming orders February 2014 – Orders leave a lot to be d...
28/03/14
Free trade agreement with the US – EU consultation on inve...
12/03/14
VDMA President meets EU Trade Commissioner in Brussels
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