PartnerTech's 'industrial partnership' operating model means that the company has nothing to sell and focuses specifically on the products of other companies. Its CEO explains why oil and gas solutions and medical devices are its strongest fields, and how it is targeting China and North America.
Spain's economic success stories have been thin on the ground since the onset of the global financial crisis, but that is changing, with capital city Madrid leading the the country's charge across the hi-tech, transport and real estate sectors.
The Infinity Park enterprise zone in Derby has been granted enterprise zone status, which is expected to boost its attractiveness to investors.
As Tunisians await the outcome of the presidential vote, Natasha Turak finds the new government will be tasked with encouraging more foreign investment and creating jobs.
Data shows that manufacturing FDI into south-east Asia is starting to recover in 2014, following a period of decline.
Foreign retail banks show preference for Mozambique as the location for their African operations.
The number of companies establishing headquarters in Hong Kong decreased dramatically between January 2009 and August 2014.
Singapore has claimed the title as fDi's Global City of the Future 2014/15, with London and Hong Kong in second and third place, respectively. We present an analysis of the leading cities and other up-and-comers in the inaugural rankings
Free zones in the Middle East have dominated fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year awards, with Jebel Ali Free Zone crowned the Global Free Zone of the Year 2014 for Large Tenants, and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre reigning supreme for the SME category. Cathy Mullan reports.
Investment promotion agencies
The UK may attract high levels of FDI, but there is an ever greater number of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) vying for this capital. To succeed in winning it, LEPs must be armed with the right expertise, a clear brand message and, of course, a distinct competitive advantage.
Many investment promotion agencies are just as keen to court start-ups as they are large multinationals, but their approach to attracting these smaller, more fragile companies may benefit from being more hands off than with their larger, established counterparts.
With locations around the world falling for the charms of SMEs, Michal Kaczmarski looks at the innovative ways in which IPAs are attracting and nurturing smaller business, and assesses benefits they receive as the SMEs blossom into something much more lucrative.
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The fDi Report 2014
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