The world’s three biggest automotive companies – Toyota, GM and Volkswagen – are starting to see global sales markets as individually targetable rather than one homogenous whole. Lillie Guyer looks at how each is altering its international strategy.
Thailand is betting on the development of hi-tech clusters and special economic zones to shore up economic growth and foreign investment amid increasing competition from countries such as Vietnam and Myanmar.
Hungary was once the economic poster child of central and eastern Europe. However, since the financial crisis the country has struggled, and under nationalistic prime minister Viktor Orban its levels of FDI have plummeted. Michal Kaczmarski analyses just what went wrong.
Global financial stability risks are on the rise, José Viñals, IMF financial counsellor, said introducing the latest edition of the Global Financial Stability Report.
The IMF has marked down its economic growth forecasts for 2016, and warns that financial and 'non-economic' risks could weaken the global economy further.
The IMF's World Economic Outlook report highlights the slowing of her capital outflows to emerging market economies.
Between 2013 and 2015, FDI from UK into North America software and IT sector fell.
Capital investment and job creation on the wane in 'rest of Europe' region, with Russia taking the highest number of projects.
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.
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Investment promotion agencies
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.
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.
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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