Shanghai has been crowned fDi’s Chinese Province of the Future 2014/15, with Beijing and Guangdong taking second and third places, respectively.
Middle East and North African 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.
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.
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.
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
- African Countries of the Future
- American Cities of the Future
- Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future
- Caribbean and Central American Cities of the Future
- European Cities and Regions of the Future
- fDi Digital Marketing Awards 2012
- fDi Projects of the Year 2012
- Global Free Zones of the Future
- International Conference Centres
- Middle East Cities of the Future
- Middle East Free Zones of the Future
- Middle East and North Africa Free Zones of the Year
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