Franz Fayot, Luxembourg’s minister for growth cooperation, humanitarian affairs and the financial state, speaks in an job interview on the sidelines of Collision, 1 of the world’s biggest technologies conferences, in Toronto, Canada, on June 21, 2022. (Picture by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)
by Martina Fuchs
TORONTO, June 21 (Xinhua) — China is a critical trade partner of Luxembourg and the Grand Duchy hopes to improve small business with China in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Luxembourg’s minister for growth cooperation, humanitarian affairs and the overall economy stated on Tuesday.
“China and Luxembourg are celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations this 12 months. China is an critical trade spouse of Luxembourg,” Franz Fayot advised Xinhua in an interview on the sidelines of Collision, a single of the world’s largest technological innovation conferences, which requires spot in Toronto, Canada, from June 20-23.
“We have 6 or 7 Chinese banking institutions that have their European headquarters in Luxembourg. We have other economic relations by means of Cargolux and a ton of Luxembourg’s companies which are energetic in China,” he explained.
Given pandemic-induced disruptions and uncertainties in the entire world economy, Fayot voiced hope that the scenario will stabilize and “will allow us to carry on wherever we left off some more than two many years in the past.”
Considering that the initial opening of an overseas subsidiary of Financial institution of China in Luxembourg in 1979, the Grand Duchy has develop into a gateway to the European Union for Chinese economical institutions and buyers.
Whilst Luxembourg is a single of the smallest sovereign states in the planet, it has been equipped to draw in Chinese buyers, banking companies, multinational companies, point out-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth resources, and large web worth men and women trying to find to establish or broaden their enterprise in Europe.
In 2011, the Luxembourg Inventory Trade stated the very first offshore RMB bonds, also recognized as Dim Sum bonds. Due to the fact then, the exchange among China and Luxembourg has professional speedy development which prompted Chinese traders to listing RMB bonds in continental Europe.
“We managed the COVID-19 crisis pretty properly, coming out with a mild recession in 2020 and then bouncing back strongly in 2021,” Fayot stated on Luxembourg’s economic scenario.
Fayot, who joins some 35,000 men and women at Enercare Middle in Toronto for Collision this week, reported Luxembourg is creating “a electronic economic climate, with strong infrastructure, reducing-edge knowledge facilities, supercomputer, potent cybersecurity capacity,” and all this to capacitate potent organizations in fintech, overall health tech, cleanse tech and usually a knowledge economy. ■
Franz Fayot, Luxembourg’s minister for advancement cooperation, humanitarian affairs and the economic system, speaks in an job interview on the sidelines of Collision, one of the world’s major technology conferences, in Toronto, Canada, on June 21, 2022. (Photograph by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)