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Investors lost $22bn in unreclaimed taxes in 2012

According to a recent report by tax reclamation service specialist Goal Group, investors lost more than $20bn through unclaimed withholding tax on foreign asset returns in 2012.

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? 

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.

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.

New business initiative launched in Scotland

A new business initiative has been launched in Scotland, with the aim of boosting the country's economic profile.

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.

Optimism up among UK manufacturers: CBI

A recent survey by UK-based business lobbying organisation CBI shows optimism among the country's manufacturers to be at a four-decade high.

Why UK LEPs must blow their own trumpets

Why UK LEPs must blow their own trumpets

The UK may attract high levels of FDI, but there is an ever greater number of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) vying for this capital. To succeed in winning it, LEPs must be armed with the right expertise, a clear brand message and, of course, a distinct competitive advantage.

Essex appeal

Essex: home of entrepreneurs

The UK county of Essex is leveraging its skilled workforce, entrepreneurial culture and proximity to London to forge ties with foreign investors. 

SME attraction

SME attraction: turning the newfound love of SMEs into a lasting relationship

With locations around the world falling for the charms of SMEs, Michal Kaczmarski looks at the innovative ways in which IPAs are attracting and nurturing smaller business, and assesses benefits they receive as the SMEs blossom into something much more lucrative.

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