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fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC Free Zone has achieved a hat-trick, winning Global Free Zone of the Year for the third time running. Compatriot Jebel Ali Free Zone is runner up for the second year, with other award winners hailing from all around the world. Cathy Mullan reports.

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China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

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fDi’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2017/18 – the winners

Singapore takes fDi’s crown once again as Asia-Pacific City of the Future, with Tokyo retaining its second place and Hong Kong rising to third. Cathy Mullan breaks down the results.

Global Free Zones of the Year 2017

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Could your free zone be fDi’s Global Free Zone of the Year 2017?

In October 2017, fDi Magazine will crown its 2017 Global Free Zones of the Year, recognising the most promising free zones across the world. We are looking for those free zones which offer the best investment environments and prospects for business expansion and economic development.

We are inviting investment promotion agencies, free zone operators, local and regional governments, as well as economic development units to supply additional information about their free zones, by completing a short survey detailing your zone’s occupancy rates and incentives.

There is no cost to submit. 

Application Link: CLICK HERE
   

Closing Date: 

16th May 2017 
Publication Date: October 2017
For more information contact: cathy.mullan@ft.com

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19

 

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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19:  

In February 2018, fDi Magazine will publish its ranking of the economic, financial and business strengths of cities and regions across Europe– ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future of the Future 2018/19’. We are searching for those cities and regions with the most promising prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.

Could your location be fDi’s European City or Region of the Future?

fDi Magazine will publish the top locations in the following categories: Economic Potential, Cost Effectiveness, Connectivity, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Business Friendliness and FDI Strategy.

fDi Benchmark will analyse quantitative data for all categories, with the exception of FDI Strategy. For this qualitative category, we invite those charged with FDI promotion to complete a short online survey detailing the current FDI strategy they offer potential investors.

There is no cost to submit.

Application Link: CLICK HERE
Closing Date: 

Monday, 2nd October

(Extension available on request)

Publication Date: February 2018
For more information contact:  cathy.mullan@ft.com

Rankings schedule

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Polish Cities of the Future 2017/18   CLOSED February 2017
American Cities of the Future 2017/18   CLOSED April 2017
Island Economies of the Future 2017/18   CLOSED June 2017
Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2017/18   CLOSED August 2017
Global Free Zones of the Year 2017/18   CLOSED October 2017
Tourism Locations of The Future 2017/18   7/8/17 December 2017
European Cities of the Future 2018/19   2/10/17 February 2017

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Shanghai wins out as 2017 biotech FDI hotspots are revealed

The biotechnology sector has seen increasing levels of investment and job creation in recent years, and has become an important sector for those charged with investment attraction. Cathy Mullan reports on the locations getting it right. 

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fDi’s Island Economies of the Future 2017/18 – Sri Lanka takes the summit

Sri Lanka has been named fDi’s Island Economy of the Future for 2017/18, with Cyprus and the Dominican Republic ranking second and third. Cathy Mullan reports.

Sri Lanka retains most diversified island economy crown

The second annual fDi Diversification Index for Island Economies has again determined those locations that have the most diversified greenfield foreign investment portfolio. Sri Lanka and New Zealand remain in the top spots, while the Dominican Republic rises to third place. Cathy Mullan reports.

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From Sectors

Asian cities loom large in life sciences

Asia has been the destination for much life sciences investment since 2012, with city-state Singapore jostling with China’s Shanghai for top billing, and other regional cities appearing in the top 25.

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fDi American Cities of the Future 2017/18 – New York triumphs again

New York has once again been named fDi’s American City of the Future, topping the 2017/18 rankings, while San Francisco has held on to its second position with Houston third. Meanwhile, Canadian cities have shown most notable movement in the list, as Cathy Mullan reports. 

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fDi Reinvestment Ranking 2017: Singapore takes top spot

An assessment of FDI expansions reveals which locations enjoy the most follow-up investments and why. Cathy Mullan analyses the results.

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Amsterdam top in Benelux FDI ranking

With the number of FDI projects into the Benelux region reaching a 12-year high in 2015, cities across these three countries are rapidly developing into foreign investment hubs. Naomi Davies reports on the top-performing cities when it comes to attracting projects.

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Polish Cities of the Future 2017/18

Warsaw has retained the title of fDi’s Polish City of the Future for 2017/18, with Krakow remaining in second place and Wroclaw rising to third. Cathy Mullan reports. 

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London leads European ICT FDI ranking

London ranks first in Europe for ICT FDI according to fDi Markets data, followed by Paris in second place and Dublin in third. Cara Lyttle assesses the results.

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From Rankings

fDi’s Global Cities of the Future 2016/17 – the winners

Singapore has retained its title of fDi’s Global City of the Future, with London holding strong in second place and Dublin edging out Hong Kong to claim third. Cathy Mullan reports.

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From Locations

fDi Strategy Awards 2016 – the winners

In the inaugural fDi Strategy Awards 2016, Barcelona’s investment promotion agency has taken top honours, with awards going to cities all over the world for their efforts to promote, attract and retain investment in categories as diverse as regeneration, expatriate support, technology centres and job creation incentives. Cathy Mullan reports.

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fDi Investors of the Year 2016

Logistics powerhouses Amazon and Deutsche Post have ranked as fDi Magazine’s top investors for 2016, followed by Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation. Cathy Mullan reports. 

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