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.
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- Engines & Turbines
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Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.
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.
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?
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.
The software and IT sector saw increased FDI in 2010, pulling ahead of financial services as the leading sector for FDI projects in 2010.
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
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
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