London was the most attractive destination for European FDI in 2013, with more than double the number of projects as second placed Paris.
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Scotland's already impressive tourist numbers will rise further still in 2014 as the country hosts the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Its hotel industry is well prepared to cope with this influx of visitors.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, UK prime minister David Cameron was optimistic about the country's reshoring trend.
An overly London-centric economy reduces the appeal of UK to foreign businesses, say the findings of an investor survey. Six in 10 see the UK regional cities as viable alternatives to London
Many of the millions of visitors who flock to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh are doing so because of the country's rich history. Over the past few years, however, the city's academic excellence and collaborative spirit have seen it become a world-class destination for companies working in sectors using cutting-edge technologies.
The sheer number of start-up companies emerging in hi-tech sectors in Edinburgh is a testament to the city's highly educated workforce, its pro-business environment and its proximity to financial services firms offering to fund these new entrepreneurs.
The economic benefit of the 2012 London Olympics has already surpassed its £11bn target, more than two years ahead of projections.
London is not the only British city, says lobby group Core Cities, which is calling for greater decentralisation in the UK.
A Western Union survey of UK SMEs reveals an optimistic mood. However, another report warns that medium-sized companies in the country are not receiving sufficient assistance when it comes to exports.
England's enterprise zones have been given a £100m injection to help complete infrastructure projects.
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