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Rakuten seeks a sporting chance in a global market

Under pressure at home from an aggressively expanding Amazon, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is looking to increase its visibility in a global push that has resulted in its sponsoring the shirts of iconic sports teams Barcelona and Golden State Warriors. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Where now for state-owned MNEs?

State-owned multinational enterprises accounted for 9% of global FDI between 2011 and 2016. But their global footprint raises questions about their political influence. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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London still reigns among IFCs... but for how long?

London has long been first choice in Europe for financial services firms to headquarter. Since the Brexit vote, however, global banks are choosing to relocate some or all of their operations to centres such as Dublin and Frankfurt – so where does this leave the UK capital? 

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Rakhine turmoil hits Myanmar’s FDI ambitions

Investors are likely to think twice before betting on Myanmar amid international condemnation about alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

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EU sues Ireland over €13bn Apple payment

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gets tough over Ireland’s perceived tardiness in reclaiming funds owed by Apple.

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Uzbekistan forex reform reboots investment-hungry economy

Uzbekistan’s new president Shavkat Mirziyoyev faces the short-term challenges of his new monetary course to win investors back. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Latam financial services show six-year FDI decline

Latin America has suffered continuous declines in FDI projects and investment between 2011 and 2016 and the trend looks likely to continue this year. Edna Rodriguez reports.

FDI into China shows rapid decline since 2013

China has been experiencing an alarming drop in FDI since 2013. Katie Morrison reports.

European logistics FDI struggles to maintain 2016 resurgence

After a three-year decline, greenfield FDI into Europe's logistics, distribution and transportation sector rebounded strongly in 2016. However, so far in 2017, the upward trend does not look sustainable, as Cara Lyttle reports.

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fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC Free Zone has achieved a hat-trick, winning Global Free Zone of the Year for the third time running. Compatriot Jebel Ali Free Zone is runner up for the second year, with other award winners hailing from all around the world. Cathy Mullan reports.

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China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

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fDi’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2017/18 – the winners

Singapore takes fDi’s crown once again as Asia-Pacific City of the Future, with Tokyo retaining its second place and Hong Kong rising to third. Cathy Mullan breaks down the results.

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Software and IT on top in Europe

Europe Q2 2017 projects

The software and IT services sector saw 187 FDI projects in Europe in Q2, 2017, the most in the region

BITs, the (obscure) force at the heart of the global investment regime

The fDi Report 2017

fDi report 2017

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