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Madrid leads Spain's FDI recovery

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 country's charge across the hi-tech, transport and real estate sectors.

SKFs US talent search

SKF's US talent search

Swedish lubricants and bearings giant SKF is planning a substantial US expansion in the next couple of years, but where will it find the workforce for its new, solutions-based model? 

Nigeria

Nigerian infrastructure: building from the base up

Nigeria’s poor infrastructure has historically held back its economic development, but as This Is Africa reports, the arrival of private sector investment is changing all that

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CEOs less optimistic in 2015: PWC

Though there are pockets of optimism in various regions and countries, the overall tone of PWC's Global CEO Survey for 2015 is a pessimistic one.

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Sri Lanka's presidential elections set to bring FDI boost

Sri Lanka's new president, Mathripala Sirisena, has caused a stir with some of his statements, but experts are predicting a brighter future for the country when it comes to FDI.

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US government launches Africa campaign

In a bid to encourage US companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in Africa, the US government has launched a series of programmes aimed at facilitating investment in the continent. 

Trend Tracker

Hopes raised of Vietnam FDI revival

After years of stagnation and regression, Vietnam's FDI environment appears to be showing signs of life.

UAE enjoys month-on-month growth in FDI

Inward investment in the United Arab Emirates witnessed a significant increase in the last few months of the year.

UK FDI in Australian IT on the rise

UK-based investment into the Australian software and IT services sector increased steadily between 2012 and 2014.

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From Locations

Global Cities of the Future 2014/15: the winners

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

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From Locations

fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2014 – Winners

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.

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Chinese Provinces of the Future 2014/15

Shanghai has been crowned fDi’s Chinese Province of the Future 2014/15, with Beijing and Guangdong taking second and third places, respectively.

Investment promotion agencies

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.

How to give start-ups the right kind of help

How to give start-ups the right kind of help

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.

SME attraction

SME attraction: turning the newfound love of SMEs into a lasting relationship

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.

fDi Magazine

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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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