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GIRT Hamburg and PwC join hands to organize an event to present results of recent studies of patterns in inwards and outwards FDI between India and Germany

Bild: R. Tiwari

Foreign direct investments (FDI) between India and Germany have been growing steadily. As per the official Bundesbank data, the consolidated stock of German FDI in India grew more than five-folds between 2006 and 2016: from €2.9 billion to €15.9 billion.[1] Today more than 600 German companies employ over 300,000 people in India and generate annual revenues worth €32 billion, which does not show in the trade statistics. Similarly, close to 100 Indian companies have invested €3.5 billion in Germany. They employ more than 20,000 people and generate annual revenues worth €11 billion in Germany.

So far, however, little information is publically available about the current patterns of German FDI in India, and vice versa, concerning the drivers of FDI, regional distribution and its effects on the host economy. German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg is pleased to hold an event in cooperation with PwC Hamburg to shed more light on this and share this valuable knowledge with the interested firms, policy makers, media and individuals.

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The event will begin with a brief welcome by Mr. Frank Quassowsky, Partner at PwC and Head of PwC’s India-German Business Group and by Dr. Rajnish Tiwari, Head of GIRT Hamburg.

The introductory words of the hosts shall be followed by a welcome address by India’s Consul General in Hamburg, Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, who will grace the event as chief guest.

The main keynote of the event will be on “German direct investments in India: Motives, regional distribution and effects” by Dr. Madan M. Arora. Weiterlesen

Developments in Indian Foreign Direct Investments

IndiaWeek_Logo Developments in foreign direct investments (FDI) in India in the wake of the new government in Delhi is the topic of a panel discussion at law firm Taylor Wessing in Hamburg. The event, co-organized by Taylor Wessing and German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg, will take place on November 5, 2015 between 17:30 and 20:00 hours and is a part of the India Week Hamburg 2015.


„Indian Firms in Germany: Recent Developments and the Road Ahead“

Between August 2012 and July 2013 Indian firms continued to scale up their investments in Germany. We could observe some significant investment projects in the reporting period. Seeking access to technology and patent portfolios is increasingly driving Indian investments in Germany even as Indian firms try to augment their in-house R&D capabilities in order to compete on innovation. On the flip side, Indian firms often struggle to integrate themselves in the local eco-system and to fully benefit from the national, regional, and sectoral innovation systems in Germany.

An article by Dr. Rajnish Tiwari, in the Annual Report 2013 of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, p. 119-123.

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Veranstaltungshinweis: „Indien als Global Player“

Indien hat in den vergangenen Jahren zunehmende Anerkennung als aufstrebende Großmacht erfahren. Zusammen mit Ländern wie China, Brasilien und Südafrika wird Indien immer stärker in internationale Entscheidungsprozesse eingebunden. In wichtigen Fragen des globalen Regierens kann das Land allein schon aufgrund der Größe seiner Bevölkerung nicht mehr ignoriert werden. Auch die indische Außen- und Wirtschaftspolitik ist immer globaler ausgerichtet. Doch inwieweit ist Indien tatsächlich zum Global Player herangewachsen? Inwieweit ist Neu Delhi bereit, in unterschiedlichen Politikbereichen Verantwortung zu übernehmen und mit internationalen Partnern zu kooperieren? Wie sieht Indien die Welt und welche Rolle spielt die indische Wirtschaft in der globalen Positionierung des Landes? Diese und andere Fragen werden WissenschaftlerInnen des GIGA Institut für Asien-Studien und der TU Harburg in der Reihe GIGA Forum analysieren und mit den BesucherInnen diskutieren.

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg

11.09.2013, 18.00 Uhr – 19.30 Uhr

„Indo German Etiquette: Explicitness of communication in Germany“


The advice of the week 7 / 2012

Explicitness of communication in Germany

With intensifying Indo-German economic relations there is an increasing number of Indian visitors to Germany and while there is considerable literature preparing Germans to visit India, there is some lack of socio-cultural information to prepare Indian professionals visiting Germany.

Rajnish Tiwari GIRT Hamburg

One of the foremost important things, apart from punctuality of time, which I would recommend to take into account while visiting Germany, is to make use of explicit communication as far as possible. For example, in India it is sometimes considered superficial to say by words “thank you” and “sorry” for small things. The reason is mostly not arrogance. Rather, many Indians believe that emotions such as gratefulness are best conveyed by one’s gestures and not by mere words. On the other hand, in a society like Germany, where people are traditionally used to explicit communication, saying “thank you” and “sorry” is considered polite and even necessary as unequivocal recognition of the other person’s efforts or the (inadvertent) trouble caused to him.

Explicit communication is also useful in culinary matters as your German hosts would generally assume that your “no” to more food is really meant as a “no” and would refrain from what they think would be unwarranted insistence. In short, don’t be overformal and convey your feelings, wherever feasible, in a direct manner.