The result of the US election in November will hinge in large part on the number of voters who feel betrayed by globalisation, which in turn is placing pressure on free-trade agreements. Natasha Turak explores whether a victory for Donald Trump's protectionist policies would dent the US's leading global FDI role.
The recent lifting of sanctions coupled with a keen desire to diversify its trade into global markets means Belarus is making a renewed effort to court outside investment. Its deputy prime minister, Vladimir Semashko, describes to Natasha Turak how the country intends to achieve these goals.
The expansion of the Panama Canal – opened in June – brought some welcome positive publicity to the country in wake of the 'Panama Papers' leaks, which dented its reputation as a financial centre. However, the authorities still have work to do when it comes to tax transparency if the country is to retain its allure to investors outside of the transport and logistics fields. Zack Ashley and Jacopo Dettoni report.
Only job creation has defied the downward trend.
Kenya is now second only to South Africa in the continent’s FDI ranking thanks to its best year since fDi Markets records began.
Investment in Hungary is fighting back after hitting a ten-year low three years ago.
The region and its capital Barcelona are showing strong growth, both nationally and in the context of Europe.
Total investment, jobs and capex all on the slide, although Kenya and Ghana are improving.
Shanghai province has once again proven its credentials as an investment magnet and dominated fDi’s Chinese Provinces of the Future ranking, with Beijing and Guangdong retaining their respective second and third places. Cathy Mullan examines the results.
Singapore has been crowned fDi’s inaugural Aerospace City of the Future, with Dubai in second place and Shanghai in third. Cathy Mullan reports.
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