As the number of foreigners studying in the US hits a new high, the investment benefits of hosting overseas students are becoming increasingly apparent to universities and local investment promotion bodies alike.
The start-up culture found in Tel Aviv boasts Barack Obama among its admirers. Indeed, the Israeli city's entrepreneurial spirit and hi-tech expertise has had multinational companies from all over the world sitting up and taking notice, as John West discovers.
The parallels between being an early investor in emerging markets and wearable tech may not be readily evident, but, as Sergio Koc-Menard explains, in both fields it pays to look beyond the here and now, and focus on shaping markets rather than simply joining them.
Mexico is increasingly important to North America’s supply chain, especially in automobile and parts manufacturing.
Iran’s nuclear deal has put Tehran in the investment spotlight, but the government will need to address the city’s considerable structural challenges.
FDI from North America into France recorded year-on-year declines between January 2012 and December 2014.
Figures from the first quarter of 2015 show Dubai to be the leading destination for FDI in the United Arab Emirates.
Between 2012 and 2014 both the number of FDI projects and the capital invested in the life sciences sector in Latin America and the Caribbean has been on the rise.
Middle Eastern countries have dominated the ranking with United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia grabbing the top three places.
Costa Rica retains its position as the leading destination for FDI projects in fDi’s Caribbean & Central American Countries of the Future 2015/16 ranking.
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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