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Has China developed a taste for European investment?

More often than not the first on the scene in developing countries, Chinese investors are now putting more money than ever into the advanced economies of Europe. Michal Kaczmarski and Nicholas Whey Yeap look at the reasons behind this shift in strategy.


A Polish connection: all roads lead to Opole

The small Polish city of Opole has landed some large investors, particularly in the food processing sector. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how it uses its excellent road connections to punch above its weight.


Viva Tel Aviv: how the Israeli city's start-up culture is winning admirers

The start-up culture found in Tel Aviv boasts Barack Obama among its admirers. Indeed, the Israeli city's entrepreneurial spirit and hi-tech expertise has had multinational companies from all over the world sitting up and taking notice, as John West discovers. 

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AmCham Shanghai: US companies can still thrive in China

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is confident US companies can succeed in China.

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MAPI predicts US manufacturing upturn

Industry body says a return to growth in US manufacturing is likely in the long term.

Colombia’s business services FDI falls

The period 2012-2014 saw a drastic decline in business services FDI, despite strong investment from Spain.

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Year-on-year declines in North American FDI in France

FDI from North America into France recorded year-on-year declines between January 2012 and December 2014.

A strong first quarter for FDI into Dubai

Figures from the first quarter of 2015 show Dubai to be the leading destination for FDI in the United Arab Emirates.

Life sciences boom in Latin American and the Caribbean

Between 2012 and 2014 both the number of FDI projects and the capital invested in the life sciences sector in Latin America and the Caribbean has been on the rise.

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Middle East & African Countries of the Future 2015/16 – the winners

Middle Eastern countries have dominated the ranking with United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia grabbing the top three places. 

Caribbean & Central American Countries of the Future 2015/16

Caribbean & Central American Countries of the Future 2015/16 – Winners

Costa Rica retains its position as the leading destination for FDI projects in fDi’s Caribbean & Central American Countries of the Future 2015/16 ranking.

American Cities of the Future

American Cities of the Future 2015/16 Winners

For the third consecutive ranking, New York City has reigned supreme as fDi’s American City of the Future, with San Francisco rising through the ranks to take second place and Houston placing third.

Investment promotion agencies

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Are IPAs the missing link in the SME supply chain?

For FDI projects to have a positive impact on a region, the investing company may need to connect with local supply chains, something that, as Michal Kaczmarski finds out, economic developers are well placed to help with. 

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How big data can help to find FDI opportunities

By combining traditional FDI attraction methods with big data analytics, investment promotion agencies can be more efficient and effective in attracting new companies to their regions, according to Steven Jast of ROI Research on Investment.

Why UK LEPs must blow their own trumpets

Why UK LEPs must blow their own trumpets

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.

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