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Leif Thorwaldsson

A friend indeed: business the PartnerTech way

PartnerTech's 'industrial partnership' operating model means that the company has nothing to sell and focuses specifically on the products of other companies. Its CEO explains why oil and gas solutions and medical devices are its strongest fields, and how it is targeting China and North America.

Will new markets see Angola through oil slump

Will new markets see Angola through oil slump

Can Angola defy the downturn in oil demand and continue to profit from its abundance of fossil fuels? One analyst thinks it can – with a little help from a more diverse range of overseas investors.

Madrid

Madrid leads Spain's FDI recovery

Spain's economic success stories have been thin on the ground since the onset of the global financial crisis, but that is changing, with capital city Madrid leading the the country's charge across the hi-tech, transport and real estate sectors.

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Derby expected to get an FDI boost

The Infinity Park enterprise zone in Derby has been granted enterprise zone status, which is expected to boost its attractiveness to investors.

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FDI a priority for Tunisia post-election

As Tunisians await the outcome of the presidential vote, Natasha Turak finds the new government will be tasked with encouraging more foreign investment and creating jobs.

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US firms hit reshoring rut: Brookings Institute

US companies looking to reshore their manufacturing operations are facing difficulties, according to a recent report by US think tank, Brookings Institute.

Trend Tracker

Manufacturing FDI recovers in south-east Asia in 2014

Data shows that manufacturing FDI into south-east Asia is starting to recover in 2014, following a period of decline.

Mozambique becomes Africa’s preferred banking hub

Foreign retail banks show preference for Mozambique as the location for their African operations.

Decline in companies establishing headquarters in Hong Kong

The number of companies establishing headquarters in Hong Kong decreased dramatically between January 2009 and August 2014.

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Global Cities of the Future 2014/15: the winners

Singapore has claimed the title as fDi's Global City of the Future 2014/15, with London and Hong Kong in second and third place, respectively. We present an analysis of the leading cities and other up-and-comers in the inaugural rankings

Global Free Zones of the Year 2014
From Locations

fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2014 – Winners

Free zones in the Middle East have dominated fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year awards, with Jebel Ali Free Zone crowned the Global Free Zone of the Year 2014 for Large Tenants, and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre reigning supreme for the SME category. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Chinese Provinces of the Future 2014/15

Shanghai has been crowned fDi’s Chinese Province of the Future 2014/15, with Beijing and Guangdong taking second and third places, respectively.

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 Cover October and November 2014

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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