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Zurich Insurance

Cologne real estate: keeping up with growing demand

With a rising population fuelling demand for housing and a commercial sector in rude health, the real estate market in Cologne is a hive of activity. Natasha Turak explains how much of the required investment is coming from foreign investors.

Cologne bridge

Could Cologne's insurance industry benefit from Brexit fallout?

With the UK's financial services firms weighing up their options following the Brexit referendum, could Cologne be set to benefit from an exodus of insurance companies from London? Natasha Turak takes a look

Gamescom

Cologne's drive to become start-up hotspot

Long a centre for traditional businesses, Cologne is determined to make itself a leading destination for start-up and tech firms. The potential for collaboration between these old and new industries could be what gives the city an edge over its rivals, finds Natasha Turak 

Beyond biotech

Cologne’s BioCampus extends its remit to other disciplines

Cologne's biotech centre BioCampus is branching out from its original purpose. Director André van Hall tells Natasha Turak why an interdisciplinary approach is the way forward.

Ute Berg

Tech-driven companies central to Cologne's future

Ute Berg, general manager of BioCampus Cologne and deputy mayor for economic development and real estate, explains to fDi how innovation and technology are vital for the future prosperity of the city.

Old and new Cologne

Marriage of old and new industry gives Cologne economic diversity

Long established as a centre for manufacturing, finance and media, cologne is looking to demonstrate how it can also be the perfect home for innovative digital companies, writes Natasha Turak, giving the city an economic diversity which should safeguard its future

Henriette Reker

Mayor of Cologne: city open for international business

Cologne has all the qualities to attract international investors, says mayor Henriette Reker, but as she tells fDi, the city needs to make itself more visible

Manturov

Creating an industrial pipeline

Russian minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov talks to fDi at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

Ireland refuses to crumble over Apple

Ireland is appealing the EC’s ruling that it should recover €13bn in tax from Apple. 

Brexit gives Indian investors pause

The UK’s decision to leave the EU is forcing Indian investors to reconsider their operations in the country, particularly regarding steel production and IT services.

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