London was the most attractive destination for European FDI in 2013, with more than double the number of projects as second placed Paris.
- 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
Inward FDI in the Caribbean was up by more than 25% in 2013, compared with the previous year.
Utah's reputation of being one of the US's more remote and less exciting states does not seem to have put off a number of multinational companies from establishing operations within its borders. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it is that is attracting these firms to the state.
The central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan barely register in terms of global FDI share, making the presence of the IFC in the region all the more important. The corporation's director of Europe and central Asia tells Michal Kaczmarski how the IFC is helping these former Soviet republics make their voices heard.
A report by global consultancy McKinsey suggests that economies in central and eastern Europe adopt a new growth strategy to reduce the region's reliance on the western European economy.
For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.
Angola’s work to improve its infrastructure is paying dividends in terms of foreign investment into the country’s mining and financial services sectors.
Cyprus has turned a corner after its recent banking crisis, say observers, with investor confidence gradually returning to the finance sector. And the country’s emerging fund industry and foreign exchange trading are providing a potential draw for foreign investors.
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