According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014.
- 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
Of the five fastest growing destinations of 2014, four are located in Asia. Michal Kaczmarski investigates which countries are on form and why.
Klarna has become Sweden's next $1bn tech company. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how the company has simplified online payments to the benefit of buyers and retailers alike, and reports on its quest to replicate its existing success in Europe in the competitive US payments market.
Lublin is rapidly establishing itself as a leading business hub in eastern Poland, with companies attracted by the city's large and highly skilled talent pool. Now, it is looking to benefit from the growing nearshoring trend, and is setting its sights on attracting businesses in the business process outsourcing sector.
Steeped in history, the Polish city of Lublin had fallen upon hard times in the 20th century. However, its 2013 to 2020 strategy plan is already reaping dividends in positioning the city as a centre of business, investment and entrepreneurship within easy reach of both Warsaw and neighbouring Ukraine.
In a bid to encourage US companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in Africa, the US government has launched a series of programmes aimed at facilitating investment in the continent.
Money transfer specialist, UAE Exchange, recorded more than 50 projects in the first three quarters of 2014, making it the most prolific investor from the Middle East in this period.
An annual report by international tax advisory network, Taxand, highlights a number of significant changes that have transformed the global tax landscape.
Foreign retail banks show preference for Mozambique as the location for their African operations.
Singapore may be the leading international financial centre in south-east Asia, but Kuala Lumpur is looking to narrow the gap through becoming a regional hub for Islamic finance as well as catering for more conventional financial institutions through its Tun Razak Exchange.
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