South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2014/15

São Paulo has been declared the winner in fDi’s South American States of the Future 2014/15 ranking with Metropolitana de Santiago and Rio de Janeiro following in second and third places. Cathy McReynolds reports.

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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15

London has retained its position as fDi’s European City of the Future 2014/15, while Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen has sailed to the top to rank first among Europe’s regions. 

Middle East and North Africa Free Zones of the Year 2014
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Middle East and North Africa Free Zones of the Year 2014

Jebel Ali Free Zone has been crowned fDi’s Middle East and North African Free Zone of the Year 2014 for large tenants, while Dubai Multi Commodities Centre scooped the award for SMEs.

Global Free Zones of the Year 2014

Middle East Free Zones of the Year 2014 banner

Jebel Ali Free Zone has been crowned fDi’s Middle East and North African Free Zone of the Year 2014 for large tenants, while Dubai Multi Commodities Centre scooped the award for SMEs.

In no other region of the world has the development of economic zones been as swift or as comprehensive as in the Middle East and north Africa (Mena), most especially in the UAE. Trade in the region has been revolutionised by free zones, allowing companies to explore new markets in a convenient and competitive manner. The face of FDI changes when tax barriers are removed and incentives become the proverbial carrot. Firms find themselves faced with new, populous markets with increasing disposable income – markets which provide a bridge between Eastern and Western business.

In an effort to find the best free zones in the Mena region in 2014, fDi Magazine broke it down and asked what zones had to offer, and how much of the offering was taken up by expanding firms.

   
   
 

Rankings schedule

Region 

Competition closing date

Publication date

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15       CLOSED February 2014
South American States of the Future 2014/15 CLOSED April 2014
Middle East Free Zones of the Year 2014 CLOSED June 2014
China Regions of the Future 2014/15 CLOSED August 2014
Global Free Zones of the Year 2014 CLOSED October 2014
Global Cities of the Future 2014/15 20th August 2014 December 2014
American Cities of the Future 2014/15 5th November 2014 April 2015
     

Previous Rankings

Middle East Free Zones of the Future
From Rankings

Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2013/14

Dubai Airport Freezone has once again been awarded the title of the top Middle East Free Zone of the Future in fDi Magazine’s biannual ranking. Jebel Ali Free Zone climbed to second position with Dubai International Financial Centre placed in third.

African Countries of the Future
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African Countries of the Future 2013/14

South Africa has been crowned as the African Country of the Future for 2013/14 by fDi Magazine, with Morocco in second position and Mauritius in third. New entries into the top 10 include Nigeria and Botswana. Jacqueline Walls reports.

Caribbean and Central American Country of the Future
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Caribbean and Central American Countries of the Future 2013/14

Costa Rica’s continued success in FDI attraction has allowed it to retain the title Caribbean and Central American Country of the Future for 2013/14, while Panama climbed the top 10 to be awarded second position, followed by the Dominican Republic in third. Jacqueline Walls reports on the winners

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