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Frankfurt and Hamburg state lead German FDI charge

Germany is a major FDI player both within western Europe and globally. fDi takes a look at which cities and regions are the country's standout performers.

Colombia’s business services FDI falls

The period 2012-2014 saw a drastic decline in business services FDI, despite strong investment from Spain.

Belgium's business services sector continues downward trend

Between January 2012 and December 2014, Belgium's business services sector has seen a continuing reduction in investment.

Arkadiusz Bak

A little effort: why Poland's small cities should not be bypassed

Arkadiusz Bak of Poland’s ministry of economy explains why some of the country’s smaller cities should not be overlooked by foreign investors, but stresses that these locations also have to take a more proactive approach to FDI.

Start-up spaces for FDI

How could the rise of shared office space affect the world of FDI?

In recent years, co-working environments have gained huge popularity among start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski asks whether shared office spaces can also become a viable alternative for foreign companies entering new markets.

can Thailand challenge Singapore in south-east Asia

The great HQ race: can Thailand challenge Singapore in south-east Asia?

Thailand's recently announced tax incentives for companies setting up headquarters could give a much-needed boost to the country's slowing economy. But in a region where there is already stiff competition attracting multinational corporations, succeeding in this new sector will not be easy. 

Mexico and Brazil sign investment accord

A new agreement has been signed between Brazil and Mexico in a bid to boost investment flows between the two countries.

Shared services

Global BPO market remains resilient

Global business process outsourcing is going from strength to strength, and while developed countries have dominated as sources of investment, developing countries are also starting to emerge.  

Think tank

Corporate services jobs: coming or going?

The headlines being made by 'reshoring' would suggest that offshoring has had its day. However, as Tracey Hyatt Bosman of Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co explains, the situation is much more complex than that.

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. 

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