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Is the Philippines about to realise its FDI potential?

The Philippines has enjoyed a boom in inward FDI under the presidency of Benigno Aquino. But the country must make greater efforts to sustain its improved FDI performance if it is not to be left behind by its south-east Asian peers. John West reports


Hitachi Rail on a roll in UK

Lucrative contracts across England and Scotland have brought Hitachi Rail to the UK, investing millions in a manufacturing facility and creating 700 jobs.


How to choose a local partner in the Gulf

Laws in the Gulf countries vary regarding what proportion of a company must be locally owned. This means that selecting the right partner for a business is essential in a country such as the UAE, as Natasha Turak discusses.

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IMF adds yuan to reserve currencies

The International Monetary Fund has added the Chinese currency to the Special Drawing Rights basket.

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Cyprus embarks on privatisation plans

A plan has been unveiled in Cyprus to privatise a number of the country's key companies. 

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OECD: Global FDI flows up in first half of 2015

Global FDI has increased in the first half of 2015, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 

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OECD: Global FDI flows up in first half of 2015

Global FDI has increased in the first half of 2015, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 

Global oil and gas FDI continues to decrease

Year-on-year decreases in FDI inflows in the global oil and gas sector look set to continue in 2015, with declining crude oil and natural gas prices likely to further deter interest in the sector.

US sees decline in software and IT services FDI

The US software and IT services sector has seen a drop in crossborder investment.

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fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2015 – Winners

fDi’s Global Free zones of the Year celebrates those zones that are best in class, be it within their respective regions, at providing for a particular size of client, or improving their offering through reinvestments, expansions or upgrades. Cathy Mullan reports.


Frankfurt and Hamburg state lead German FDI charge

Germany is a major FDI player both within western Europe and globally. fDi takes a look at which cities and regions are the country's standout performers.


Nation Brands 2015: where has the most valuable country brand?

The US has the most valuable country brand, according to the latest Nation Brands 2015 report. No coincidence, then, that it is also the number one destination for greenfield FDI.

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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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