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Germans keep holding steady

Despite the bruised economy and a lack of predictability on the market, Romania remains an investor target for improving competitiveness. Ana Maria Nitoi talks to new German Ambassador to Romania Andreas von Mettenheim

October 2009 - From the Print Edition

German manufacturing companies saw Romania in the mid 2000s as a location to either outsource or expand production due to its low wage labour force and proximity to west Europe.
It has been a host country for relocations of factories including car parts manufacturers and, recently, mobile phones and the aerospace industry.
In the long term, some large German manufacturers have seen Romania as a place to build up low‑wage, low‑skilled production, with a view to graduating ...

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