After four successive years of declining investment, figures from 2013 show a recovery in Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector.
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Annual FDI project numbers in the Polish alternative/renewable energy sector have not reached double figures since 2008, and just one project was recorded in the sector in 2013.
Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.
For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.
The focus on long-term energy diversification in the Middle East and north Africa spells investment potential for some.
Investment into the state of New York is naturally dominated by New York City, leaving the likes of Buffalo and Rochester trailing in its wake. However, after years of decline, the two cities look to be on the cusp of a revival, thanks in no small part to the state governor's ambitious investment plans.
Albania's new government has set about ridding the country of its reputation for corruption and demonstrating to investors from the western Balkans and beyond that it is very much open for business, its prime minister Edi Rama says.
Renewable energy has become big business in recent years, both in developed markets – where many companies use it as a cheap 'off-grid' option – and developing markets, where it is widely viewed as a long-term solution to electricity supply problems. However, is commitment to this source of energy weakening among the world's governments?
The US Chamber of Commerce has released a report stating that the US's vast infrastructure needs could be filled by Chinese investment.
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