Mipim

Mipim's smaller cities stake their claim

Annual real estate fair Mipim showcases hot investment cities from around the world. But it is also an opportunity for smaller cities and towns to make themselves known. Courtney Fingar and Michal Kaczmarski talk to representatives from locations in Serbia, Poland and Norway about their strategies to stand out from the crowd.

French regions

French connections: how Rouen and Calais are looking to attract FDI

The distinctly different cities of Rouen and Calais in northern France are working to improve their investment climates, with a focus on transport and logistics infrastructure. 

Romania

Romania calls time on corruption

Romania’s new president, Klaus Iohannis, is leading a huge crackdown on corruption. While this move has been welcomed by investors and politicians, there are still numerous hurdles for the country to clear, including implementing proposals for fiscal reforms designed to boost growth and benefit business. Polly Botsford reports.

Romania manufacturing

Romania's manufacturing sector looks towards greater transparency for investors

Manufacturing is the single largest business activity to attract FDI into Romania and has seen significant modernisation not only of legacy equipment and processes but also of attitudes. Investors believe, however, the country needs greater overall predictability and transparency. 

Lombardy

Lombardy: resting on its laurels?

The Lombardy region of Italy is globally renowned for its economic prowess, but is it doing enough to attract investors and overcome Italian bureaucracy? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh's financial technology focus enhances innovation reputation

Edinburgh's global reputation as an innovative city has been enhanced in recent years by a number of digital and financial technology companies either launching within its boundaries or choosing to locate there. Natasha Turak looks at the secrets behind the Scottish capital's success. 

HSBC

HSBC banks on Birmingham

HSBC has decided to move its ringfenced head office, and 1000 employees, from London to Birmingham, the UK's second city. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the reasoning behind this decision.

European data centres

A new ice age: Europe's data centres embrace cold

With increasing demand for IT storage, the data centre industry is growing fast and seeking out locations in cold climates that offer cheap, renewable energy and a reliable power supply – all attributes northern Europe possesses in abundance.

Cyprus lifts capital controls

Cyprus has made a strong show of confidence in its economy by removing its capital controls. 

Belarus

Belarus's tricky task: how the country is coping with external difficulties

With its two closest neighbours on the brink of war and its largest economic partner suffering a downturn, Belarus has found itself in a delicate situation over the past 14 months. Government officials in Minsk tell Courtney Fingar how the country intends to navigate its difficult new path.

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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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