FDI into western Europe has waned, with capital expenditure down between March and May 2014.
Scotland is looking ahead to independence from the rest of the UK, with plans to capitalise on scientific achievements and innovations.
A survey by global recruiting group Hays has found that the UK's life sciences sector is experiencing a serious skills shortage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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