Russian economy to contract 3.5% by end of year

Russia's economic outlook for the rest of the year paints a bleak picture for the country.

Cyprus embarks on privatisation plans

A plan has been unveiled in Cyprus to privatise a number of the country's key companies. 


Ireland's urban gateways keep FDI at forefront of economic recovery

Building on its impressive FDI record, Ireland has set itself lofty job creation goals to be achieved via a network of 'urban gateways' – and hopes to reverse the brain drain.


Noord-Holland vice-governor hails a success story built on hard work

Jaap Bond, vice-governor of Noord-Holland, explains how the province’s location and hardy agricultural workforce have enabled it to survive Europe’s financial wobbles.


San Sebastián looks to cash in on a culture of investment

Its stint as European City of Culture in 2016 should give San Sebastián a boost in tourism numbers, but it will also give the Spanish city an opportunity to showcase its skilled workforce and R&D excellence.


Agribusiness and technology unite at Agriport A7

Diverse tenants and an innovative approach to energy efficiency are making Noord-Holland business site Agriport A7 a new kind of business hub.


Innovation blossoms in Seed Valley

World-class expertise in plant science makes Noord-Holland’s Seed Valley an agribusiness powerhouse with generations of experience to call upon.


Hitachi Rail on a roll in UK

Lucrative contracts across England and Scotland have brought Hitachi Rail to the UK, investing millions in a manufacturing facility and creating 700 jobs.


A European powerhouse: how Noord-Holland stays ahead in the energy

For a small region, Noord-Holland has a wide range of tempting investment opportunities in power generation, from wind turbines to nuclear reactors.


Noord-Holland: a tradition of innovation

The province of Noord-Holland is leveraging its climate, location and research community to be a leader in areas from seed genetics to renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, this has had investors sitting up and taking notice.

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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