Latest articles from United Kingdom

UK-based SMEs look to China for growth, says survey

A recent survey of UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises found that such companies view the Chinese market as the most promising source of future growth.

Cardiff continues on progress path

Cardiff continues on progress path

A year after his first visit, Michal Kaczmarski returns to Cardiff Capital Region, tracking the changes in the region's economic development landscape. 

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Emerging business lines such as financial services technology and legal services are increasingly taking advantage of Cardiff’s potential as an investment destination. 

Cardiff companies get students on board

Cardiff companies get students on board

Companies based in Cardiff are overcoming a local shortage of mid-level talent by joining forces to offer a graduate scheme that gives students the right experience while they study. 

Cautious optimism regarding FDI flows: Unctad report

The annual report for 2014 from Unctad was positive about FDI inflows but warned of unequal economic prosperity between developed and developing countries. 

London best for economic opportunities: PWC ranking

The annual Cities of Opportunity Index by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked London as the leading city.

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.

Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

Click here to find out more about fDi Benchmark

Research report -

fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.

Find out more.

Investment incentives -

fDi Atlas is an online location mapping tool which makes it easier to narrow down a location shortlist and identify the incentives offered by investment promotion agencies in specific locations worldwide.

Find out more.

We use cookies to improve site performance and enhance your user experience. If you’d like to disable cookies on this device, please see our cookie management page. If you close this message or continue to use the site, you consent to our use of cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy, unless you disable them.