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Chinese FDI into Europe hits record high: Baker & McKenzie

According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014. 

Fastest growing destinations of 2014

On the rise: the fastest growing investment destinations of 2014

Of the five fastest growing destinations of 2014, four are located in Asia. Michal Kaczmarski investigates which countries are on form and why.

Lublin big BPO ambition

Lublin's big BPO ambition

Lublin is rapidly establishing itself as a leading business hub in eastern Poland, with companies attracted by the city's large and highly skilled talent pool. Now, it is looking to benefit from the growing nearshoring trend, and is setting its sights on attracting businesses in the business process outsourcing sector.  

Lublin looks to make new history

Lublin looks to make new history

Steeped in history, the Polish city of Lublin had fallen upon hard times in the 20th century. However, its 2013 to 2020 strategy plan is already reaping dividends in positioning the city as a centre of business, investment and entrepreneurship within easy reach of both Warsaw and neighbouring Ukraine.

US government launches Africa campaign

In a bid to encourage US companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in Africa, the US government has launched a series of programmes aimed at facilitating investment in the continent. 

FDI slump in western Europe's business services sector

FDI inflows into western Europe's business services sector has followed a downward trend between 2012 and 2014.

Madrid

Madrid leads Spain's FDI recovery

Spain's economic success stories have been thin on the ground since the onset of the global financial crisis, but that is changing, with capital city Madrid leading the country's charge across the hi-tech, transport and real estate sectors.

What now for African telecoms

What now for African telecoms?

The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable? 

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Emerging business lines such as financial services technology and legal services are increasingly taking advantage of Cardiff’s potential as an investment destination. 

Cardiff companies get students on board

Cardiff companies get students on board

Companies based in Cardiff are overcoming a local shortage of mid-level talent by joining forces to offer a graduate scheme that gives students the right experience while they study. 

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