Crowds in London

Is crowdfunding a new way to finance FDI?

Crowdfunding is all the rage for trendy independent movies and niche start-ups, but can the technology transfer to the more serious world of FDI? 

Renault, Figuerelas, Spain

Built on FDI: Spain's economic recovery story

After years of struggle, Spain's economy seems to have turned a corner. This is in no small part down to its burgeoning FDI markets, particularly in the financial services, property, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Magdeburg, Germany

Saxony-Anhalt lays out the welcome mat

Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany is seen as a state that wants to do business, says Michal Kaczmarski, as the painful post-reunification period taught it the value of prioritising foreign investment

Bio International Convention

Bio International Convention: the battle for bio heats up

This year's Bio International Convention attracted more than 15,000 attendees, among them an army of economic developers and elected officials hoping to secure investments into the sector. Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives why investors should bet on their locations and whether they see emerging markets as a source of opportunities or competition.

A Russian regression

Russia takes two steps forward and one step back

Russia has made great strides towards improving its business environment in recent years, but has its work been undone in recent months by the country's controversial involvement in Ukraine?

How to negotiate the new EU red tape

EU state aid rules: the good news lurking in the bad

New EU rules regarding state aid offerings to entice or retain investors in a country seem weighted against the region's more developed countries, as well as multinational companies. However, when examined thoroughly, the new rules do contain some nuggets of good news.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Why Denmark is looking to fill its investment gap

Denmark has been struggling to attract FDi in the past few years, with its 'investment gap' reaching a towering €69bn in 2012. Despite its highly skilled workforce and reputation for innovation, the country's high costs are perceived to be putting off would-be investors. So what can be done?

View from Europe: a reshoring revolution?

Politicians in Europe are waxing lyrical about the growing reshoring trend, but early signs suggest that it will not provide the continent with the sort of economic boost that it needs.

Full steam ahead - Portsmouth

Full steam ahead for Portsmouth's development plans

As the physical home of the conserved 16th-century warship the Mary Rose, and the spiritual home of the UK navy, Portsmouth's prospects seem inextricably linked to the sea. However, with billions of pounds coming into the city in development grants, its future is looking assured on dry land and beyond.

Iceland Blue Lagoon

Prepared and balanced: Iceland looks to learn the lessons of the past

Iceland's economic meltdown of 2008 made the country synonymous with the global recession at the time. However, with a cautious recovery now under way – thanks in no small part to a tourism boom – there is a determination in the country to ensure that this growth is better balanced, and it is looking to foreign investment to achieve this.

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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