fDi Markets Newswire:

Russia named most diversified commodity economy for the second year running

Russia has held firm as fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador, in the second annual index measuring the diversity of greenfield foreign investment. Cathy Mullan examines the results. 

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Ukreximbank chairman sees reasons for optimism in Ukraine

Oleksandr Hrytsenko, chairman of the board of Ukreximbank JSC, explains how the bank is supporting both domestic and foreign businesses in Ukraine as they reposition away from traditional markets. 

Libya seeks FDI to boost oil output

Sufficient investment could bring Libya’s oil production back to pre-revolution levels.

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Chinese billions come to Romania

A pioneering Chinese, Kazakh and Romanian model partnership could dampen Europe’s dependence on Russian energy and reset Romania's relations with foreign investors

Turkey and Russia sign $12.7bn TurkStream deal

The two countries’ pragmatic leaders have put aside their differences to conclude Russia’s biggest ever greenfield investment into Turkey.

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Shell bets big on Pittsburgh's manufacturing strengths

Pittsburgh's steel-making heyday may be behind it but the city's strong infrastructure has convinced Shell it is the right place to build its new ethane cracker plant in Monaca. But what made the multinational oil company settle on a location so far from its usual US home of the Gulf Coast? Michal Kaczmarski finds out.

Russia leads commodity economies for diversification

fDi’s Diversification Index analysed commodity economies to assess export levels and the diversity of inward greenfield investment. Russia tops the rankings, followed by Belgium and Malaysia.

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Utilising FDI to diversify GCC economies

FDI could help Gulf Co-operation Council member countries diversify their oil-reliant economies, but it would require a proactive and coordinated approach by governments, local businesses and foreign investors, writes Yousuf Hamad of Oman's Supreme Council for Planning. 

Greenland looks to cash in on minerals and precious metals rush

Greenland looks to cash in on minerals and precious metals rush

The icy and sparsely populated island of Greenland is stepping up its efforts to encourage foreign firms to invest in mining its minerals and precious and rare earth metals. But, with the global slowdown in demand for extractives, how realistic are its ambitions to become a major natural resources player? 

Global oil and gas FDI continues to decrease

Year-on-year decreases in FDI inflows in the global oil and gas sector look set to continue in 2015, with declining crude oil and natural gas prices likely to further deter interest in the sector.

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