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Fastest growing destinations of 2014

On the rise: the fastest growing investment destinations of 2014

Of the five fastest growing destinations of 2014, four are located in Asia. Michal Kaczmarski investigates which countries are on form and why.

Karan Chanana

View from the C-Suite: how Amira's CEO is looking to conquer the rice world

Karan A Chanana, the chairman and CEO of basmati rice producer Amira Nature Foods, is not afraid to go about his business in an unconventional manner, from taking his own rice into the restaurants he dines in to attempting to establish a global brand in a highly fragmented market.

Hotels - staying power

Defying a downturn: the hotel companies that are scaling up

The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.

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China plans FDI regulation reforms

In a bid to improve its investment environment, the Chinese government has released a draft proposal of a new foreign investment law. 

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Cautious optimism towards M&A in 2015

While 2014 was a strong year for mergers and acquisitions, companies are taking a cautious approach to deal making in 2015, according to experts speaking at an M&A Research Centre event held in London in February. 

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South Korea pledges improvements business environment

South Korea’s trade minister has pledged to ease investment regulations and promote FDI in the country.

Trend Tracker

Slump in FDI into China at end of 2014

Figures for the last quarter of the year show that FDI into China slowed in the final few months of 2014.

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.

Rankings

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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From Locations

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.

Industrial parks

Ones to watch in 2015: the world's most promising industrial parks

Which industrial parks are set to shine the brightest, and why? Karen E Thuermer surveys the assets of industrially focused areas within free zones around the world and explains why they are ones to watch.

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 March issue

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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