Pittsburgh is a global leader when it comes to robotics research and development, hosting numerous companies in the field drawn to the city's rich industrial heritage, highly skilled workforce and the expertise coming out of Carnegie Mellon University. Natasha Turak looks at how the city is building on this reputation.
With the Abe government aiming to increase Japan's stock of FDI to Y35,000bn by 2020, business and immigration reforms are a key pillar of its strategy to improve the business environment for foreign investors, as Hiroyuki Ishige, CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization, tells Jacopo Dettoni.
The new government in Argentina lifted most of the export taxes put in place during the years of Cristina Kirchner, giving local producers fresh incentives to boost production and exports, agriculture minister Ricardo Buryaile tells Jacopo Dettoni. The country is now aiming to use its vast and fertile land to feed 8% of the world population by 2020.
Xi Jinping, the president of China, has used his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos to criticise the growing popularity of protectionist policies, and espouse the virtues of globalisation.
US think-tanks and trade groups map out strategies to work with incoming Trump administration.
Terrorist attacks and a volatile political climate are taking their toll on Turkey’s FDI potential.
The Hungarian automotive components and automotive OEM sectors show promising growth, reports Julia Klötzer.
The Middle East’s business services sector is showing no signs of improvement, as figures from 2011 onwards illustrate. Cara Lyttle reports.
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Singapore has retained its title of fDi’s Global City of the Future, with London holding strong in second place and Dublin edging out Hong Kong to claim third. Cathy Mullan reports.
In the inaugural fDi Strategy Awards 2016, Barcelona’s investment promotion agency has taken top honours, with awards going to cities all over the world for their efforts to promote, attract and retain investment in categories as diverse as regeneration, expatriate support, technology centres and job creation incentives. Cathy Mullan reports.
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