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Attracting innovators: how to lure international entrepreneurs

A letter from German economic senator Cornelia Yzer inviting London's tech entrepreneurs to decamp to Berlin grabbed headlines in the UK shortly after the Brexit vote. So how proactive are tech hubs at attracting start-ups, and do such campaigns work? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.

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From Rankings

Global Free Zones of the Year 2016

DMCC of Dubai win the overall title of fDi's Global Free Zone of the Year for 2016, but the success stories are spread far and wide. 

Amy Bryant

More UK business for Jersey post-Brexit

As a Crown Dependency, Jersey is neither part of the UK or the EU. Amy Bryant, chief operating officer at investment promotion agency Jersey Finance, tells fDi how this special status leaves it unaffected by the Brexit uncertainties swirling nearby. 

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From News

Nepal FDI commitments down after tough year

After suffering first a devastating earthquake, then a trade blockade with major investor India, Nepal has seen its FDI plummet in the past year. Ongoing political instability has not helped.

From News

India woos China for ‘mutual benefit’

India names its fast-growing mobile phone market and low labour costs as two good reasons for Chinese companies to move to India, although China fears such migration could lead to job losses at home. 

From News

Global property investment hits $1350bn

The US leads the way in property investment, with New York overtaking London to claim the biggest investment in property. 

Trend Tracker

Interstate investment into Texas on the decline

The amount of money flowing from the rest of the US into Texas is on a downward trend.

Will Argentina break its FDI slump in 2016?

In the past four years, Argentina has witnessed jobs, projects and capital expenditure dropping off. However figures for the first half of 2016 are more promising. Edna Rodriguez reports.

Asia-Pacific business services FDI into US continues to fall

Business services projects are following a downward pattern year on year since 2013. James Whitten reports.


Nation brands 2016

Nation Brands 2016 report: Singapore strong, US valuable

The US once more has the most valuable country brand while Singapore's is the strongest, according to Brand Finance’s annual National Brands report, with a strong correlation continuing to exist between a strong nation brand and investment attractiveness.

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From Rankings

Global Free Zones of the Year 2016

DMCC of Dubai win the overall title of fDi's Global Free Zone of the Year for 2016, but the success stories are spread far and wide. 

Chinese provinces of the future 2016-17

Chinese Provinces of the Future 2016/17: the winners

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.

fDi Magazine


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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From Locations

Real estate top FDI sector for Middle East and Africa

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Real estate was the MEA’s top sector by capital expenditure in Q1, 2016, with $14.98bn spent.

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