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The Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, and President Emmanuel Macron in Bergerac, April 11, 2024.

The authorities lifted the veil on Sunday May 12 on a number of anticipated bulletins round Emmanuel Macron throughout the seventh “Choose France” summit which might be held on Monday on the Palace of Versailles, supposed to advertise overseas investments.

Several firms are anticipated to announce plans to put money into synthetic intelligence and IT in France, however this info has not been confirmed. The minister's workplace notably refused to substantiate info circulating within the press regarding investments by the enormous Amazon.

For now, the Ministry of the Economy is placing ahead 5 tasks in varied industries (fertilizers, nickel, aviation, family robots, chemical substances) and three others from banks which can rent in Paris.

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Nitrogen fertilizers with out pure fuel

The largest venture at this stage, in euros, considerations a possible fertilizer manufacturing facility which might enormously cut back emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary fuel to heat the ambiance. The European consortium FertigHy ought to announce its plan to take a position 1.3 billion euros in funding for a manufacturing facility within the Somme, in Languevoisin, in accordance with Roland Lescure in La Tribune Sunday.

The plant would produce nitrogen fertilizer with out utilizing pure fuel, which is the historic ingredient. Hydrogen extracted from water in an electrolyzer will exchange a fuel that Europeans as soon as imported largely from Russia. The venture, whose ultimate funding determination is anticipated on the finish of 2026, is a “road map for European sovereignty”mentioned Jose Antonio de las Heras Alonso, normal director of FertigHy.

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Nickel and uncommon earths

The Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, introduced for his half the creation of a nickel refining plant within the municipalities of Blanquefort/Parempuyre (Nouvelle Aquitaine) by the corporate KL1 primarily based in Switzerland. The Blanquefort web site, “had been very affected by the closure of Ford”, recalled the minister throughout a phone name with the press. Amount of funding: 300 million euros, for 200 jobs, in accordance with him. The begin of exercise is deliberate for 2027.

“With this investment, France will be able to have the entire electric vehicle value chain: mining, refining, cathodes, battery, electric vehicle”he assured.

Electric aircraft and Thermomix

Bruno Le Maire additionally introduced a future aeronautical manufacturing facility with the German firm Lilium “in a site which remains to be determined but which will be in New Aquitaine, to produce an electric regional aircraft and the reconditioning of the batteries of this electric regional aircraft”. “The investment amounts to 400 million euros, represents 850 jobs and the entry into service of the factory is planned for 2026”, he continued. Lilium develops vertical take-off and touchdown gadgets in Germany.

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According to Roland Lescure, the German producer of the luxurious Thermomix family robotic, Vorwerk, will create 50 jobs within the Châteaudun area, the place it already has a manufacturing facility (72 million might be invested).

Installation of banks

Bruno Le Maire introduced that the American financial institution Morgan Stanley, which grew from 150 to 400 staff in France in three years, would welcome its new European campus in Paris (100 further jobs). First Abu Dhabi Bank, the principle Emirati financial institution, and Zenith Bank, a Nigerian financial institution that has turn out to be one of many most important pan-African banks, will arrange in Paris, in accordance with the identical supply.

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“What is interesting is to see the confirmation of Anglo-Saxon investments but also the deployment of financial investors outside Anglo-Saxon countries”estimated Bruno Le Maire who could have lunch on Monday with representatives of main worldwide banks.

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