Western Europe inward FDI in decline

FDI into western Europe has waned, with capital expenditure down between March and May 2014.

Scotland's plans for economic independence

Scotland is looking ahead to independence from the rest of the UK, with plans to capitalise on scientific achievements and innovations. 

Skills shortage in the UK's life sciences sector: Hays

A survey by global recruiting group Hays has found that the UK's life sciences sector is experiencing a serious skills shortage.

Uneven return to FDI growth

Uneven return to FDI growth

The world is seeing a return to growth in greenfield FDI, according to the latest findings from the fDi report, but while some areas surge ahead, others are seeing hesitant growth or even a decline.

A secondary glance

Reconstructing Russia’s second-tier cities

Far from the Kremlin's corridors of power, Russia's second-tier cities are striving to transform themselves. fDi looks at how the Russian cities of Tomsk, Rostov-on-Don and Tula are trying to attract investors amid geopolitical uncertainty in the region.

Mehmet Şimşek

Turkey minister of finance's taxing issues

Turkey's minister of finance, Mehmet Şimşek, tells Courtney Fingar how he intends to overhaul the country's tax system, why its political system is in a better shape than many perceive, and what the benefits of EU membership would be.

Slicing up the Turkey energy pie teaser

Think tank: Slicing up the Turkey energy privatisations pie

In a series of landmark developments, the Turkish government has begun the process of privatising its energy industry. So far, however, foreign interest in the tenders has been sorely lacking, so now the government is looking at further measures to galvanise the market.

Saxony ignited

Saxony's auto industry clicks into ignition

East Germany's automotive industry used to be the butt of jokes around Europe. Now, however, no one is laughing as the eastern state of Saxony has established a reputation for producing cutting-edge, luxurious vehicles that are in demand around the world.

View from Europe: A changing tide for logistics

Historical trade flows have shaped the European logistics industry, but with the increase in trade with Asia, the industry may be about to undergo some serious changes.

The dawning of the age of the mega free-trade agreement

The dawning of the age of the mega free-trade agreement

Regional bilateral free-trade agreements have emerged as a mechanism for boosting crossborder trade and investment in recent years, but none has been as ambitious as the two mega-regional deals currently being negotiated.

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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European Cities & Regions of the Future 2012/13

 

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/13

fDi Magazine

fDi cover June July 2014
 

fDi Magazine investigates all the issues that concern foreign investors as they expand into new markets. Talking to corporate decision makers as well as government leaders, and backed by the hard data produced by our proprietary world-leading FDI databases, the editorial team provides an up-to-date image of the ever changing global investment landscape. Insightful coverage highlights the many opportunities and risks that await investors around the world. fDi is published bi-monthly.

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