Having driven FDI growth into central and eastern Europe, Poland and the Czech Republic are now looking further afield for investment opportunities.
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M&A deals have experienced a 14% increase in total value in Latin America in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.
The UK city of Birmingham is hoping to attract more investment from India after a new air route between the two was opened.
M&A activity involving western European target companies is down in August, according to M&A tracker Zephyr.
FDI projects in the coal, oil and natural gas sector have been in decline in recent years, and figures for the first half of 2013 paint a bleak picture.
The Cali Baja Mega-Region – a new economic development encompassing southern California in the US and Baja California in Mexico – is hoping to drive investment by bringing together the competitive advantages of each area.
The long-term outlook for Brisbane's liquefied natural gas sector is good, and the wider economy is set to grow, according to Steven Silvester, the director of investment attraction at Brisbane Marketing Economic Development Board.
The Federation of European Employers says workers in eurozone countries have fared better relative to their company's fortunes following the global downturn, affecting company profits and corporate reinvestment in fixed capital in the process.
The visit of a senior delegation of Chinese officials to Canada in July could signal a greater investment flow between the two countries.
Confidence in the global economy grew slightly among the international financial community in the second quarter of 2013, according to a quarterly survey by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.
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