Latest articles from United Kingdom

Start-up spaces for FDI

How could the rise of shared office space affect the world of FDI?

In recent years, co-working environments have gained huge popularity among start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski asks whether shared office spaces can also become a viable alternative for foreign companies entering new markets.

which airport will win the UK airport extension

Coming into land: which airport will win the UK airport extension?

With the imminent release of the Airport Commission's final report on where additional airport capacity should be developed in the UK, Roz Hanna reports on the two contenders for runway extensions – Heathrow and Gatwick – and explores other ways in which the country could boost its connectedness. 

Edinburgh

Edinburgh's financial technology focus enhances innovation reputation

Edinburgh's global reputation as an innovative city has been enhanced in recent years by a number of digital and financial technology companies either launching within its boundaries or choosing to locate there. Natasha Turak looks at the secrets behind the Scottish capital's success. 

HSBC

HSBC banks on Birmingham

HSBC has decided to move its ringfenced head office, and 1000 employees, from London to Birmingham, the UK's second city. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the reasoning behind this decision.

UK city leaders make case for devolution

Speaking at the annual international property show Mipim in March, several UK council leaders expressed their desire for devolution of English regions.

Cautious optimism towards M&A in 2015

While 2014 was a strong year for mergers and acquisitions, companies are taking a cautious approach to deal making in 2015, according to experts speaking at an M&A Research Centre event held in London in February. 

Bristol mayor sets FDI targets

Speaking at an investment conference in February, Bristol's mayor, George Ferguson, outlined his vision for making Bristol a leading investment destination in the UK. 

UKTI promotes US tech investment in the UK

UK programme looks to draw US tech companies to the "digital capital of Europe".

Chinese FDI into Europe hits record high: Baker & McKenzie

According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014. 

Hotels - staying power

Defying a downturn: the hotel companies that are scaling up

The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.

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