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What now for African telecoms

What now for African telecoms?

The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable? 

A TVA guide

How does the Tennessee Valley Authority work?

The Tennessee Valley Authority's remit – a federally owned utility company with responsibilities towards community development in a vast area of the US's south-east – means that it stands out from other energy companies and development agencies. Indeed, this unusual structure is working to it advantage when it comes to attracting investment to the region.

Are education shortcomings holding back the Dominican Republic

Are education shortcomings holding back the Dominican Republic?

The Dominican Republic has much going for it as an investment destination, given its favourable location in the Caribbean and young workforce. However, the poor state of its education system – and the resulting shortfall in skill levels – casts a cloud over the country's prospects.

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Global tourist numbers up in 2014: UNWTO

According to an annual report by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourist numbers have increased by more than 30 million in the first eight months of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

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Turkey FDI rises as the government pushes for growth

A drive by the Turkish government to attract more FDI to the country is working according to the latest figures, which show that inflows have increased in the first 8 months of 2014.

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Study targets US skills gap

A new study shines the spotlight on the US states that are ripe for an economic turnaround and those that need more help combatting the skills gap. 

Trend Tracker

Mozambique becomes Africa’s preferred banking hub

Foreign retail banks show preference for Mozambique as the location for their African operations.

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.

Rankings

Global Free Zones of the Year 2014
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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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