A drive by the Turkish government to attract more FDI to the country is working according to the latest figures, which show that inflows have increased in the first 8 months of 2014.
The results of Ukraine's parliamentary elections will give the country's pro-western ambitions a boost but the result does not mark the end of the country's political and economic troubles, Washington DC-based consultancy Sidar Global Advisors have warned.
China, the UK and Germany emerged as the most attractive locations for investors in a survey by US-based location marketing firm, Development Counsellors International.
According to the start-up cities index 2014, compiled by entrepreneur platform Startups, aside from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol are the leading locations for new businesses in the country.
A dispute between Romania and a group of Swedish investors, which has dragged in both the World Bank and the European Commission, is creating a stir throughout Europe.
Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put.
A vibrant city at the heart of Europe, awash with strong transport links, a young and educated workforce and world-renowned cultural events, Cologne is an easy sell to outsiders. However, local officials are not resting on their laurels when it comes to ensuring that businesses from a multitude of sectors are aware of the city's many assets.
Cologne's status as a 'place to be' for young people gives the city an advantage when it comes to digital and hi-tech industries, a fact not lost on the likes of Electronic Arts, IBM and Microsoft, which are located within the city.
fDi On Location: Florence
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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