An assessment of FDI expansions reveals which locations enjoy the most follow-up investments and why. Cathy Mullan analyses the results.
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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.
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.
The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.
Special economic zones (SEZs) alone are not enough to attract investment. As the varied success of Asia's existing zones show, and as is the case outside of such regions, governments have to be accommodating and incentivise foreign investors before they can reap the rewards of FDI.
According to the latest Index of Economic Freedom, compiled by US-based conservative think tank Heritage Foundation and newspaper The Wall Street Journal, a number of countries, particularly those in the Middle East, saw economic freedoms decline compared with last year.
Widely considered the Holy Grail of inward investment, the biotech industry is perceived as possessing relative immunity to economic woes. With such potentially high rewards at stake, more and more destinations are trying to gain a foothold in the sector.
Singapore has been the most popular location for FDI headquarter projects in the past decade.
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