fDi Markets Newswire:

FDI into Turkey experiences sharp decline in 2016

Terrorist attacks and a volatile political climate are taking their toll on Turkey’s FDI potential.

Constanta

Chinese billions come to Romania

A pioneering Chinese, Kazakh and Romanian model partnership could dampen Europe’s dependence on Russian energy and reset Romania's relations with foreign investors

Klaudia Szemerey Pataki

Kecskemét hits the right notes to become Hungary FDI hub

According to its mayor, Hungary’s Kecskemét has attracted major companies such as Mercedes-Benz with its flexible, creative and productive workforce. This is thanks to an educational system that combines the Kodály method with a strong vocational focus, she tells Courtney Fingar. 

Tech firms call for clarity on Brexit

Tech investors in the UK are demanding more clarity from the government on immigration law, saying uncertainty in the face of Brexit is jeopardising the country’s pre-eminence. 

Nordic and Baltic countries offer variety and opportunity, finds report

Foreign trade and investment is growing in the 11 Nordics and Baltic Sea Region countries, and there are still plenty of cost-competitive opportunities, especially in the tech sector. Sebastian Shehadi reports. 

Automotive FDI in Hungary on the increase

The Hungarian automotive components and automotive OEM sectors show promising growth, reports Julia Klötzer.

Karen Karapetyan

Armenia PM targets public-friendly reform

Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan wants his government to create an environment that welcomes creative and entrepreneurial minds. But, as he tells Courtney Fingar, he is also determined to ensure that the country’s population is on board with whatever changes lie ahead.

Low-carbon targets: good, but could be better

More money than ever is being invested in renewable energy. But given the ambitious long-term targets, the EU could show a little more leadership.

Apple Ireland

Will Apple windfall be sliced among EU countries?

While Ireland and Apple are appealing a European Commission ruling that their tax arrangements amounted to selective treatment, other European countries are hoping for a share in the recovered €13bn if the decision is upheld. Philippa Maister reports.

Hungary auto manufacturing

Orbán's Hungary defies the critics to draw in FDI

Hungary’s politics – perceived by some as insular – might have drawn flak, but they have certainly not deterred investors. Officials say the country’s stability is successfully attracting FDI as well as substantial reinvestment, while exports recently hit a high, as Courtney Fingar reports.  

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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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