Who are the direct competitors of the UK in terms of inward FDI in the EU? Dr Antonios Kalyvas and Dr Theodora Bermpei give an analysis based on FDI similarity indices and identify the post-Brexit policy implications.
'The Northern Powerhouse' was one of former UK prime minister David Cameron's flagship projects, but changes in the government following the vote to leave the EU led to worries it would be quietly ditched. Roz Hanna looks at what the future holds for the initiative.
Frankfurt (Oder) proves location is key, positioned as it is on the German-Polish border not far from Berlin. This means investors can benefit from good logistical access to eastern and western markets as well as a multilingual workforce, as lord mayor Dr Martin Wilke tells Natasha Turak.
Known more for its agricultural heritage, the Hungarian city of Kecskemét has turned itself into an automative hub, culminating in a $1.1bn Mercedes-Benz investment. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how senior figures on a local and national scale helped to seal the deal.
As Brexit looms, Germany is making a bid to attract UK tech start-ups. So far, London is holding its own – but only as long as immigration law permits, says Douglas Clark.
Tech start-up AsGoodAsNew Electronics was founded in Frankfurt (Oder) in 2008 and has been happy to keep its base in the city, even as its global reputation expands. Natasha Turak speaks to the company's management about why there is no place like home.
Ever since Germany opened its borders to Poland in 2011, the once joined areas of Frankfurt (Oder) of Słubice have been working together to ensure that their populations get the best of both worlds. Natasha Turak reports on this mutually beneficial arrangement.
Located on the Germany-Poland border, Frankfurt (Oder) stands within close proximity to Berlin and offers excellent connections to much of Europe. However, it is its innovative thinking – coming from its tech-savvy workforce or, on a grander scale, through its 'twin city' arrangement with nearby Słubice – that is attracting the interest of investors.
Vladivostok in the Russian Far East lies more than eight hours away from Moscow by plane. However, it does sit within close proximity to key global economies such as China, Japan and South Korea, which is behind Vladimir Putin's drive to make the resource-rich region a centre of Russian social and economic development. Courtney Fingar reports.
The US once more has the most valuable country brand while Singapore's is the strongest, according to Brand Finance’s annual National Brands report, with a strong correlation continuing to exist between a strong nation brand and investment attractiveness.
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