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Germany tightened the rules Wednesday on foreign investments in some sectors, including the media, lowering the threshold at which it can consider blocking such plans.
An order introducing the new rules, which partly reflect increasing concerns about Chinese investors, was approved by the Cabinet. Authorities will now be able to launch an investigation of whether an investor from outside the European Union can go ahead with an investment if the planned stake is 10 percent or higher, rather than 25 percent at present.
Change - Companies - Areas - Defense - Telecommunications
The change will apply to companies in areas such as the defense and telecommunications sectors, as well as electricity, gas and water supplies.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said such companies "are of paramount...
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