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In a strategic move set to fortify France’s pharmaceutical sector, industry titans Pfizer and AstraZeneca have unveiled plans to collectively invest close to $1 billion in the country. The announcement, made ahead of the annual ‘Choose France’ business summit, signals a significant commitment to fostering growth and innovation within France’s borders.

Pfizer’s pledge entails a substantial investment of 500 million euros (approximately $538.5 million) aimed at enhancing research and development initiatives within the country. Complementing this initiative, AstraZeneca has disclosed its intention to allocate $388 million toward augmenting operations at its Dunkirk facility.

The unveiling of these investment endeavors coincides with President Emmanuel Macron’s preparations to inaugurate the ‘Choose France’ event, which serves as a platform to attract foreign businesses and investors to the nation’s shores. Macron’s vision to position Paris as a prominent European business hub receives a substantial boost with these commitments, showcasing France’s appeal to global enterprises.

In addition to the pharmaceutical investments, France has also announced the creation of 100 new positions at Morgan Stanley’s Paris office, indicative of the country’s growing allure to international financial institutions. Furthermore, notable investments from companies like Lilium, a German aviation firm, underscore France’s rising prominence as an attractive destination for diverse sectors.

Macron’s concerted efforts aim to narrow the gap between Paris and established financial centers such as New York and London. With Pfizer and AstraZeneca’s significant commitments, France solidifies its position as an appealing destination for innovation and investment, particularly within the pharmaceutical industry.

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By: Montel Kamau

Serrari Financial Analyst

13th May,2024

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