Continental rivals will swoop if the UK cannot create a convincing post-Brexit culture for investment.
IPAs from all over Europe are eyeing a piece of the UK's foreign investment inflows as uncertainty clouds the mind of investors in the aftermath of the June 23 referendum in which the country voted to leave the EU. Jacopo Dettoni reports.
Foreign investors have largely ignored Slovenia over the past few years, a situation that suits many in the country who see outside investment and privatisation as a threat to national interests. Recent government moves seem to have lessened this mutual distrust, but will it lead to a loving relationship? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.
The recent lifting of sanctions coupled with a keen desire to diversify its trade into global markets means Belarus is making a renewed effort to court outside investment. Its deputy prime minister, Vladimir Semashko, describes to Natasha Turak how the country intends to achieve these goals.
Given the record levels of FDI that Germany recorded in 2015, it is clear that the strategies of investment promotion agencies and local governments are having a positive impact, encouraging inward investment. Cathy Mullan reports on how the country's cities are putting themselves on the map.
Investment in Hungary is fighting back after hitting a ten-year low three years ago.
Italy is experiencing renewed interest among financial investors, which is materialising in intense M&A and private equity activity. But an unfolding banking crisis and the uncertain outcome of a key constitutional referendum are casting new shadow over its horizon, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.
EU cities are courting London's financial community post-Brexit, but the uncertainty about what happens next and the inertia that ties firms to the UK's capital means there are unlikely to be any quick decisions about businesses leaving the City.
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