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The worth of risk

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put. 

Game on for Louisiana

Game on for Louisiana's tech scene

Like many locations, Louisiana decided to bet on the tech sector as an engine of future economic growth. And, while many other states with similar ambitions have failed, Louisiana has already succeeded in attracting some big tech names.

Alvogen benefits from bio diversity

Alvogen benefits from bio diversity

The rapid growth of Alvogen is impressive by any standards, but for a company operating in the ever-changing pharmaceuticals market it is even more remarkable. The secret of Alvogen's success lies in its decision to expand and diversify its company function, its product line and its geographical markets.

Latest news

From News

Transfer pricing relief for Vodafone in India

The Bombay High Court has granted telecommunications company, Vodafone, relief from a $490m bill for allegedly underpricing its shares in a historic rights issue.

From News

UK-based SMEs look to China for growth, says survey

A recent survey of UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises found that such companies view the Chinese market as the most promising source of future growth.

From News

SEB forecasts strong growth in Poland and Baltics

The latest eastern European outlook by Swedish bank SEB predicts that the Polish and the Baltic economies will continue to grow in the two years to 2016.

Trend Tracker

Decline in companies establishing headquarters in Hong Kong

The number of companies establishing headquarters in Hong Kong decreased dramatically between January 2009 and August 2014.

North America's alternative energy appeal in decline

Data from the period between January 2011 and December 2013 shows that FDI into North America's alternative and renewable energy sector has declined in recent years.

GCC FDI on course to break two-year downturn

Following two consecutive years of declining investment, FDI into the Gulf Co-operation Council appears to be making a recovery in 2014.

Rankings

Global Free Zones of the Year 2014
From Locations

fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2014 – Winners

Free zones in the Middle East have dominated fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year awards, with Jebel Ali Free Zone crowned the Global Free Zone of the Year 2014 for Large Tenants, and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre reigning supreme for the SME category. Cathy Mullan reports.

CPOF 2014

Chinese Provinces of the Future 2014/15

Shanghai has been crowned fDi’s Chinese Province of the Future 2014/15, with Beijing and Guangdong taking second and third places, respectively.

Middle East and North Africa Free Zones of the Year 2014

Middle East and North Africa Free Zones of the Year 2014

Jebel Ali Free Zone has been crowned fDi’s Middle East and North African Free Zone of the Year 2014 for large tenants, while Dubai Multi Commodities Centre scooped the award for SMEs.

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 Cover October and November 2014

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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