Turkey FDI rises as the government pushes for growth

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.

Hurdles remain for Ukraine: Sidar Global Advisors

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 lead investor attractiveness ranking: DCI

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.

Start-ups cities index ranks UK destinations

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.

In Dispute: Romania caught in the middle

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.

The worth of risk

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

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. 

Cologne varied offering

Cologne's varied offerings gives city an FDI advantage

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 logistical advantage

An extended reach: Cologne's logistical advantage

Cologne's status as a hub for industries across myriad sectors is in no small part down to its excellent road, rail, river and air links, which put the rest of Europe within easy reach.

Cologne shows off its digital credentials

Cologne shows off its digital credentials

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.

Cologne trades on its good name

Cologne trades on its good name

Cologne's reputation as a strong trade destination dates back for centuries, but more recently the city has made its name through its hosting of trade fairs and conferences at its huge Koelnmesse exhibition centre.

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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