Despite the relative ease of doing business in the country, infrastructure problems and political strife mean that Moldova is near bottom of the heap in Europe when it comes to annual GDP per capita and attracting investment.
Russia breathes a sigh of relief as a Dutch court rules it is not liable in a protracted oil case.
The three cities that comprise west Ireland's Atlantic Economic Corridor – Galway, Limerick and Shannon – are working in union to attract investment and compete with the more renowned locations of Dublin and Cork on the east coast. Jonathan Porter looks at how these aims are being achieved.
Leaving the EU could spell the end of the UK’s FDI hot streak.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the prime minister of Georgia, tells Courtney Fingar how he is hoping his tax reforms, reduction in red tape and infrastructure improvements will help attract further inflows from the countries of the Middle East.
Ricardo Rio, the mayor of Braga in north-west Portugal, talks to Courtney Fingar about his strategy to build on the city's hi-tech credentials and create a cluster to rival Lisbon and Oporto.
The first fDi Diversification Index analysed island economies and uncovered the link between diversification and levels of overseas investment, with Sri Lanka coming out on top, followed by New Zealand and Malta.
Portugal is well positioned to attract global tech entrepreneurs with its excellent mix of human resources, location and lifestyle, the country's secretary of state for industry, João Vasconcelos, tells Courtney Fingar.
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Island economies can hold unique advantages when it comes to FDI, but they also suffer from similar challenges – chiefly struggling to diversify their often small markets. fDi profiles these locations and looks at what they can do to keep their heads above water.
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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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