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Sam Liccardo

San Jose mayor looks beyond 'lucky' tech supremacy

The mayor of California's San Jose, Sam Liccardo, acknowledges that he is lucky to be running a city into which investors – particularly tech giants – are flocking, but he tells Michal Kaczmarski that he is keen to maintain a diverse economy and an affordable cost of living for its inhabitants.

China changes its FDI landscape

The pros and cons of China's new Foreign Investment Law

China's new Foreign Investment Law will take effect soon. Linda Yang and Shihan Huang of law firm Yingke Law assess its likely impact.

Suma Chakrabarti

EBRD president hopes for Silk Road boost to central Asia

The EBRD registered record levels of investment in central Asia in 2015, and also welcomed China as a member. Its president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni why China's modern Silk Road initiative could provide multiple benefits to the region.

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From News

China’s energy price far exceeds the US

Cost competitiveness was the bedrock upon which China’s position as a manufacturing powerhouse was built. But as the country seeks to move up the value chain, rising costs ensure it will need to compete on quality and other factors regardless.

From News

London retail rising in the west

Figures from MasterCard and a new report highlight the attractiveness of retail options in London’s West End, particularly for overseas visitors.

From News

The EBRD at 25

The bank celebrates a milestone, but warns over a patchy recovery in some of its member countries in central and eastern Europe.

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Iran FDI soars

The lifting of sanctions and Tehran’s continued strength have put Iran on a three-year upward trend.

Four years of FDI growth in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has been enjoying four years of consecutive growth in inward FDI, according to data from FDI monitor fDi Markets.

FDI from the UK into mid-east US declines

Mid-east US attracts the lions share of FDI from UK-based investors, however, it has seen inflows decreasing over the past few years. 

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Rankings

South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

São Paulo has retained the top spot in the South American States of the Future ranking for 2016/17, with Buenos Aires Autonomous City rising to claim second place and Rio de Janeiro ranking third. Cathy Mullan reports. 

Mexican States of the Future
From Rankings

Mexican States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

Mexico’s Federal District state – home to the country's capital city – has been named fDi’s inaugural Mexican State of the Future for 2016/17, while Nuevo León has been ranked second and Querétaro third. Cathy Mullan reports.

European Cities of the Future 2016
From Rankings

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17

fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 ranking provides an invaluable benchmark for assessing the continent’s investment landscape. As in previous rankings, northern and western Europe dominate, but the good news stories – particularly in our FDI Strategy sections – are spread far and wide

Investment promotion agencies

SME supply chain

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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From Locations

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.

fDi Magazine

fDi April May 2016

fDi Magazine investigates all the issues that concern foreign investors as they expand into new markets. Talking to corporate decision makers as well as government leaders, and backed by the hard data produced by our proprietary world-leading FDI databases, the editorial team provides an up-to-date image of the ever changing global investment landscape. Insightful coverage highlights the many opportunities and risks that await investors around the world. fDi is published bi-monthly.

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From Locations

London is the top destination for FDI jobs among European cities

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Europe’s leader for FDI job creation is London, with a total of 7129 for the second half of 2015.

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