Small, start-up businesses offer huge potential for the people of sub-Saharan Africa, but gaining access to funding and adequate infrastructure has not always been straightforward. Are innovation hubs the answer?
- Alternative/Renewable energy
- Automotive Components
- Automotive OEM
- Building & Construction Materials
- Business Machines & Equipment
- Business Services
- Ceramics & Glass
- Coal, Oil & Natural Gas
- Consumer Electronics
- Consumer Products
- Electronic Components
- Engines & Turbines
- Financial Services
- Food & Tobacco
- Hotels & Tourism
- Industrial Machinery, Equipment & Tools
- Leisure & Entertainment
- Medical Devices
- Non-Automotive Transport OEM
- Paper, Printing & Packaging
- Real Estate
- Software & IT Services
- Space & Defence
- Warehousing & Storage
- Wood Products
There was a dramatic decrease in the number of acquisition deals closed by UK companies in 2013, compared with 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The ongoing dispute between mobile phone operator Vodafone and the Indian government has hit another stalemate, with talks over a retrospectively applied tax bill breaking down.
Once living in a small town meant isolation and a lack of opportunity. That is all changing as remote, rural communities embrace the digital age and link up with the global economy.
Inward investment into Nigeria's communications sector more than doubled in 2013, compared with 2012.
FDI into the communications sector experienced month-on-month growth in the second half of 2013.
Providing IT solutions for back offices is not the most high profile of businesses to work in, and this goes a long way to explaining why New York-based software company IPsoft is little known outside its core market, despite having offices located around the globe. Will its focus on 'autonomics' bring the company out of its relative obscurity?
California, once the undisputed home of the film industry, is facing increasingly stiff competition from as far afield as the UK and India, as other locations wake up to the possibilities of this lucrative industry and attempt to attract production companies with incentive packages.
Located at the heart of Europe and housing one of the world's busiest airports, the German region of Hessen ticks plenty of boxes for would-be foreign investors. Add to that mix a vibrant ICT sector, a world-renowned financial services industry and a workforce that is as skilled as it is large, and it becomes apparent why Hessen has been a star FDI performer over the past few decades.
Investment into the communications sector in Asia-Pacific has been in decline since 2008.
fDi Intelligence has a portfolio of related products that enable you to get the targeted foreign investment information you need for your role:
To compare investment incentives for locations worldwide, click here
To benchmark locations for investment projects, click here
For real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations, click here
For bespoke reports on companies, locations or sectors, click here