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Edinburgh's financial technology focus enhances innovation reputation

Edinburgh's global reputation as an innovative city has been enhanced in recent years by a number of digital and financial technology companies either launching within its boundaries or choosing to locate there. Natasha Turak looks at the secrets behind the Scottish capital's success. 

HSBC

HSBC banks on Birmingham

HSBC has decided to move its ringfenced head office, and 1000 employees, from London to Birmingham, the UK's second city. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the reasoning behind this decision.

Thailand pharma

Thailand's new lease of life

Thailand's expertise in the life sciences sector has long remained under the radar, with a lack of investment preventing many of the discoveries from its scientific community making it to the commercial stage. But a government entity, the Thailand Centre for Excellence for Life Sciences, is looking to change this.

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EBRD outlines support strategy for member countries

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has used its annual meeting as an opportunity to reflect on recent achievements and outline its strategy for the second half of 2015 and beyond. 

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India abolishes minimum alternate tax

Even as India's National Democratic Alliance government abolishes its minimum alternate tax, it faces criticism from foreign investors.

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China unveils $46bn investment plan in Pakistan

Following a visit to Pakistan by Chinese president Xi Jinping, China has announced plans for a $46bn package of investments in the country.

Trend Tracker

French FDI into Romania in decline

Between 2011 and 2013, the number of FDI projects from France into Romania experienced year on year declines. 

Global textiles manufacturing FDI continues to grow

The global textile manufacturing industry has recorded strong year on year growth. 

South Africa's FDI decline continues in 2014

Foreign investment into South Africa has been declining steadily in the past three years, but may see a turnaround in 2015.

Rankings

American Cities of the Future

American Cities of the Future 2015/16 Winners

For the third consecutive ranking, New York City has reigned supreme as fDi’s American City of the Future, with San Francisco rising through the ranks to take second place and Houston placing third.

Polish Cities of the Future 2015/16

Polish Cities of the Future 2015/16

Warsaw has been named fDi’s Polish City of the Future 2015/16 in fDi’s inaugural ranking of cities in the country. Krakow and Poznan have come in second and third place, respectively. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Global Cities of the Future 2014/15: FDI Strategy winners

In the FDI Strategy category for fDi’s inaugural Global Cities of the Future ranking for 2014/15, Dubai was ranked first by a panel of judges, with Hong Kong and Copenhagen placed second and third, respectively. Cathy Mullan reports on what took these cities to the top.

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

fDi Magazine April May 2015

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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fDi data trends

From Locations

Auto sector tops Americas' FDI job creation ranking

Americas’ top FDI sectors by jobs, Q3-Q4 2014

Nearly 50,000 jobs were created as a result of FDI in the automotive components and automotive OEM sectors in the Americas in 2014.

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