fDi Markets Newswire:

SME supply chain

Are IPAs the missing link in the SME supply chain?

For FDI projects to have a positive impact on a region, the investing company may need to connect with local supply chains, something that, as Michal Kaczmarski finds out, economic developers are well placed to help with. 

Japan rebalances Asian investment away from China

Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

South Korea has the unenviable task of setting itself up as an investment destination that can challenge nearby heavyweights China and Japan. However, the innovative use of free-trade agreements and pro-business policies are helping the country establish itself as a gateway into north-west Asia.

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Since taking office, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has implemented a plethora of new laws and entered into bitter disputes with both the EU and the International Monetary Fund. Could such actions put investors off the central European country?

Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland's minister of economy discusses with Michal Kaczmarski how the country's slowing growth is a 'problem' many of its European neighbours would like to have.

General Electric's headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut

General Electric brings it all back home

Spiralling currency exchange costs, narrowing wage gaps and increasingly high transportation prices are driving up the cost of manufacturing abroad. For General Electric’s appliances and lighting division this provides the perfect opportunity to repatriate production facilities and invest in manufacturing in the US. 

Software and IT overtakes financial services as leading FDI sector for projects in 2010

The software and IT sector saw increased FDI in 2010, pulling ahead of financial services as the leading sector for FDI projects in 2010.

capetown

South Africa's great brain drain

Despite its wealth of natural resources and investment potential, South Africa is suffering a severe shortage of human capital, particularly in engineering and electronics-based sectors. Karen E Thuermerreports on what is being done to address this problem

foxconn

Company profile: Foxconn focuses on inland China

In a drive to satisfy the world’s growing demand for electronic gadgets, the Taiwan-based company has committed to a multi-billion-dollar investment plan to move its Chinese production plants from the coast to inland provinces

ICT

Photronics Plant for South Korea: 

 Connecticut-based semiconductor equipment maker Photronics Inc is to build a photomask plant in South Korea in anticipation of a rise in demand for chip components.

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