Belarus cracks the code for IT success

Belarus cracks the code for IT success

Belarus's Hi-Tech Park is attracting a growing number of domestic and international software and IT companies, thanks to economic incentives and a highly skilled workforce.

Belarus officials

Belarus officials explain why now is the time to invest in the country

The Belarusian president's economic advisor, Kiryl Rudy; the minister of the economy, Nikolai Snopkov; and deputy foreign minister Aleksandr E Guryanov explain to Andrew Wrobel the advantages foreign companies will gain from investing in Belarus.

Economic freedoms in decline in some regions: Heritage Foundation

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.

Revenues up in European A&D sector, says Deloitte

According to a recent study by professional services firm Deloitte, revenues were up in Europe's aerospace and defence sector in 2013.

Investors lost $22bn in unreclaimed taxes in 2012

According to a recent report by tax reclamation service specialist Goal Group, investors lost more than $20bn through unclaimed withholding tax on foreign asset returns in 2012.

An open invitation

Belarus's open invitation extends east and west

Long established as a hub of manufacturing excellence among central and eastern European countries, Belarus is now targeting Western companies as it looks to demonstrate its openness and business credentials on a global scale.

Crowds in London

Is crowdfunding a new way to finance FDI?

Crowdfunding is all the rage for trendy independent movies and niche start-ups, but can the technology transfer to the more serious world of FDI? 

Renault, Figuerelas, Spain

Built on FDI: Spain's economic recovery story

After years of struggle, Spain's economy seems to have turned a corner. This is in no small part down to its burgeoning FDI markets, particularly in the financial services, property, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Magdeburg, Germany

Saxony-Anhalt lays out the welcome mat

Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany is seen as a state that wants to do business, says Michal Kaczmarski, as the painful post-reunification period taught it the value of prioritising foreign investment

Bio International Convention

Bio International Convention: the battle for bio heats up

This year's Bio International Convention attracted more than 15,000 attendees, among them an army of economic developers and elected officials hoping to secure investments into the sector. Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives why investors should bet on their locations and whether they see emerging markets as a source of opportunities or competition.

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The Tuscan city of Florence is best known for the treasures of its past, but a focus on the four key sectors of culture, education, fashion and lifestyle, and high technology is taking the local economy into the future.

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