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Crowds in London

Is crowdfunding a new way to finance FDI?

Crowdfunding is all the rage for trendy independent movies and niche start-ups, but can the technology transfer to the more serious world of FDI? 

Renault, Figuerelas, Spain

Built on FDI: Spain's economic recovery story

After years of struggle, Spain's economy seems to have turned a corner. This is in no small part down to its burgeoning FDI markets, particularly in the financial services, property, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Scott Gegenheimer

Zain Group CEO makes long-term MENA pledge

While civil unrest in the Middle East and north Africa is making many businesses operating in the area decidedly twitchy, the CEO of Zain Group tells Barbara Njau that the telecommunications company's view that the region holds great long-term potential remains unshaken.

Magdeburg, Germany

Saxony-Anhalt lays out the welcome mat

Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany is seen as a state that wants to do business, says Michal Kaczmarski, as the painful post-reunification period taught it the value of prioritising foreign investment

Cedric Glover

Shreveport mayor takes listening and learning approach

The outgoing mayor of Shreveport in Louisiana, Cedric Glover, looks back on his tenure, telling Michal Kaczmarski how a collaborative approach helped him manage his city through one of the worst recessions in US history.

Africa ministers

Resilience reigns: African ministers intent on overcoming adversities

Facing challenges ranging from security threats to economic instability, ministers from Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe explain how they are working to remove barriers to future economic growth in their countries and implementing positive changes for future generations.

Bio International Convention

Bio International Convention: the battle for bio heats up

This year's Bio International Convention attracted more than 15,000 attendees, among them an army of economic developers and elected officials hoping to secure investments into the sector. Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives why investors should bet on their locations and whether they see emerging markets as a source of opportunities or competition.

Bourbon, Kentucky

Kentucky mixes the old with the new

Famed for its bourbon, horse racing and fried chicken, Kentucky's economy is roaring thanks to the collective successes of these three industries. State officials are keen to further diversify the economy, however, and promote less traditional sectors such as logistics and technology.

Astrobotic Technologies, Pittsburgh

US manufacturers set their sights on the city

A new generation of hi-tech manufacturers in the US are driving demand for industrial space in some of the country's largest cities.

William A Bell

Birmingham mayor looks to show off city's strong points

The mayor of Birmingham in Alabama, William A Bell, tells Courtney Fingar how the renovation of an old railway yard into a baseball stadium is just one example of how the city is transforming its image and attracting the attention of both domestic and international investors.

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