France tends to conjure up images of industrial unrest and high taxes, but also of a highly educated workforce and an innovative approach to business. Both views are equally valid, but after a sluggish few years the country is hoping to play to its traditional strengths to draw in investment.
While its largest city, Toronto, captures most of the international attention afforded to the Canadian province of Ontario, the investment strategies of three of its smaller cities – Mississauga, Hamilton and Waterloo – show that the area has considerable strength in depth.
After a dip earlier in the year, projects going into the United Arab Emirates shows rise through August, September and October 2013.
Investment into Northern Ireland for 2013 looks set to match – or possible top – figures for 2011 and 2012.
South Africa has been crowned as the African Country of the Future for 2013/14 by fDi Magazine, with Morocco in second position and Mauritius in third. New entries into the top 10 include Nigeria and Botswana. Jacqueline Walls reports.
Costa Rica’s continued success in FDI attraction has allowed it to retain the title Caribbean and Central American Country of the Future for 2013/14, while Panama climbed the top 10 to be awarded second position, followed by the Dominican Republic in third. Jacqueline Walls reports on the winners
Investment promotion agencies
As European economies continue to stagnate, the continent's various investment promotion agencies are upping their efforts to attract investment from the rising BRIC economies. But how BRIC-friendly are their websites? And are they backing up their words by establishing a physical presence in these countries?
Officials across the US have found that their states' quick and efficient responses to major natural disasters serve as an effective promotion tool.
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The fDi Report 2013
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- Ras Al Khaimah's desert dreams turn to reality
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