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Mars

Mars finds its sweet spot in Egypt

Over the past 15 years, global food giant Mars has enjoyed phenomenal success in the Egyptian market, not only meeting domestic demand but also using it as a base to export to other countries in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. 

Mipim

Mipim's smaller cities stake their claim

Annual real estate fair Mipim showcases hot investment cities from around the world. But it is also an opportunity for smaller cities and towns to make themselves known. Courtney Fingar and Michal Kaczmarski talk to representatives from locations in Serbia, Poland and Norway about their strategies to stand out from the crowd.

SME supply chain

Are IPAs the missing link in the SME supply chain?

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. 

Latest news

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.

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Investments pour into Georgia

While national statistics show a major FDI increase in 2014, the country needs further capital inflow before positioning itself as a regional hub economy.

From News

European tech needs to tap growth markets

Technology companies in Europe could experience fast global expansion by tapping into opportunities in growth regions.

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Mozambique enjoys year-on-year growth in FDI

Inward FDI into Mozambique has shown year-on-year growth between 2009 and 2014.

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.

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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