Dear Members and Friends of SKV,

It is our great pleasures to share the interests of Chinese investors on Swiss Small and Medium-sized companies, China’s outbound investment during the first 9 months of 2016 and a case about Chinese takeovers of German technology. Secondly, the Competence Center China (CCC) has published their first monthly newsletter regarding the after-sales services of SMEs in China. In this newsletter, the academia’s research as well as the options to after-sales services are introduced. Last but not least, the workshop and office solution to grow your business is available at Swiss SME China’s contact.

If you are interested, you may click on READ FULL ARTICLE for the full version.

Enjoy your reading,

Swiss SME China


 

Wrap-Up

CHINESISCHE FIRMEN NEHMEN SCHWEIZER KMU INS VISIER

Wenn chinesische Firmen auf Einkaufstour gehen, klotzen sie. Für den Agrochemiekonzern Syngenta etwa bezahlt Chemchina 43 Milliarden Dollar. Der chinesische Mischkonzern HNA hat mit Swissport, Gategroup und SR Technics drei ehemalige Swissair-Töchter geschluckt. Doch die Chinesen sind nicht nur an grossen Schweizer Konzernen mit klingenden Namen interessiert. Sie haben es auch auf kleine und mittlere Unternehmen abgesehen. Source: BERNER ZEITUNG READ FULL ARTICLE

OUTBOUND DIRECT INVESTMENT UP 53.7%

Chinese companies completed 521 overseas merger and acquisition projects, including 119 in the United States, during the first nine months, with the transaction value reaching $67.44 billion, surpassing the total amount of last year. The mergers and acquisitions involved 18 industries in 67 countries and regions. Source: China Daily READ FULL ARTICLE

GERMAN ECONOMY MINISTER? FACES BATTLE IN BEIJING OVER TAKEOVERS

Germany’s outspoken economy minister, Sigmar Gabriel, heads to China next week having ratcheted up tensions with Beijing by putting the brakes on the latest Chinese takeovers of German technology companies. The five-day trip with 60 business executives comes a week after his ministry withdrew approval for Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) to buy chip equipment maker Aixtron (AIXGn.DE), citing new security concerns. Source: Reuters READ FULL ARTICLE

GERMAN ECONOMY MINISTER? FACES BATTLE IN BEIJING OVER TAKEOVERS

Nachdem die Europäische Union angekündigt hat, die historische Fusion der beiden Saatgut- und Chemie-Riesen Dow Chemical und DuPont zu untersuchen, wird in den USA auch die geplante Übernahme des Basler Agrochemikonzerns Syngenta durch ChemChina wieder zum Thema. Source: AARGAUER ZEITUNG READ FULL ARTICLE

CCC NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016: AFTER-SALES SERVICES OF SMEs IN CHINA

Upon the common initiative of ZHAW School of Management & Law, Swiss SME China (the official representative of the SME Association in Switzerland and sim (selective international management) in Shanghai, we are very happy to proudly present to you the new Competence Center China. The Center offers you very pragmatic, and specifically SME-tailored Services. As initial insight, the CCC offers a monthly Newsletter, with very practical, concrete facts and experiences on a specific topic, each time based on a case of a Swiss SME.

The first CCC Newsletter puts a very important yet complex topic into the spotlight: How can Swiss SME offer profitable After-Sales and Maintenance Service in China? We explain the situation and problematics, we list the different possible solutions available to Swiss SME for such Services and we offer the CCC ASM-Hub for those companies struggling with exactly this topic! Source: Competence Center China READ FULL ARTICLE

WORKSHOP & OFFICE SOLUTION

Whether you are entering the Chinese market or you want to expand your business, with a fully equipped facility sim can provide you the best location for the further growth or your company. The workshop buildings located in Shanghai Xinzhuang, achieved European quality standards, can offer the different size in order to meet tenants requirements. Source: sim READ FULL ARTICLE