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Carmakers think local to sell global

Carmakers move to a more localised model

The world’s three biggest automotive companies – Toyota, GM and Volkswagen – are starting to see global sales markets as individually targetable rather than one homogenous whole. Lillie Guyer looks at how each is altering its international strategy.

Thailands new plan of attack

Thailand moves to upgrade economy to fight off regional competition

Thailand is betting on the development of hi-tech clusters and special economic zones to shore up economic growth and foreign investment amid increasing competition from countries such as Vietnam and Myanmar. 

Hungary the forgotten FDI destination

Hungary: the forgotten FDI destination

Hungary was once the economic poster child of central and eastern Europe. However, since the financial crisis the country has struggled, and under nationalistic prime minister Viktor Orban its levels of FDI have plummeted. Michal Kaczmarski analyses just what went wrong.

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Risks of global financial instability on the rise: IMF Global Financial Stability Report

Global financial stability risks are on the rise, José Viñals, IMF financial counsellor, said introducing the latest edition of the Global Financial Stability Report.

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IMF warns on weak global economy

The IMF has marked down its economic growth forecasts for 2016, and warns that financial and 'non-economic' risks could weaken the global economy further.

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IMF analyses slump in capital flows to emerging market economies

The IMF's World Economic Outlook report highlights the slowing of her capital outflows to emerging market economies.

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FDI from UK into North American IT falls

Between 2013 and 2015, FDI from UK into North America software and IT sector fell.

Communications investment still in decline in non-western Europe

Capital investment and job creation on the wane in 'rest of Europe' region, with Russia taking the highest number of projects.

New Zealand FDI hit peak in 2015

New Zealand sees FDI uptick in 2015 and also claimed a record share of total Antipodean investment.

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South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

São Paulo has retained the top spot in the South American States of the Future ranking for 2016/17, with Buenos Aires Autonomous City rising to claim second place and Rio de Janeiro ranking third. Cathy Mullan reports. 

Mexican States of the Future
From Rankings

Mexican States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

Mexico’s Federal District state – home to the country's capital city – has been named fDi’s inaugural Mexican State of the Future for 2016/17, while Nuevo León has been ranked second and Querétaro third. Cathy Mullan reports.

European Cities of the Future 2016
From Rankings

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17

fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 ranking provides an invaluable benchmark for assessing the continent’s investment landscape. As in previous rankings, northern and western Europe dominate, but the good news stories – particularly in our FDI Strategy sections – are spread far and wide

Investment promotion agencies

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. 

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From Locations

How big data can help to find FDI opportunities

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.

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.

fDi Magazine

fDi April May 2016

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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Ho Chi Minh City leads in Asia-Pacific for FDI job creation


Ho Chi Minh City takes first place for FDI job creation in the Asia-Pacific region for the second half of 2015.

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