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Scoring conversions: what the NFL's London experience can mean for FDI

In an effort to expand its global popularity, the NFL now plays a number of games every year in London. While the move is widely deemed a success when it comes to attendance numbers, what is less heralded but of huge value is the opportunity it presents the cities of the teams playing to showcase themselves to would-be investors, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

UAE Exchange leads Middle Eastern FDI outflows in 2014

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.

SEZ Alabuga offers better work-life balance

SEZ Alabuga offers better work-life balance

With the opening of a nearby residential development, complete with a whole host of leisure facilities, Special Economic Zone Alabuga is hoping to strengthen its appeal to foreign investors.

William A Bell

Birmingham mayor looks to show off city's strong points

The mayor of Birmingham in Alabama, William A Bell, tells Courtney Fingar how the renovation of an old railway yard into a baseball stadium is just one example of how the city is transforming its image and attracting the attention of both domestic and international investors.

Full steam ahead - Portsmouth

Full steam ahead for Portsmouth's development plans

As the physical home of the conserved 16th-century warship the Mary Rose, and the spiritual home of the UK navy, Portsmouth's prospects seem inextricably linked to the sea. However, with billions of pounds coming into the city in development grants, its future is looking assured on dry land and beyond.

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir

Iceland's industry minister looks to rebuild country's reputation

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Iceland's minister of industry and commerce, tells Courtney Fingar about how the country is fighting back after its very public financial crash, and looks ahead to its capital controls being lifted.

Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Falling visitor numbers from Europe demonstrated to Mauritius the importance of diversifying its economy beyond tourism. Enticing film-makers and developing Port Louis as a trade hub are just two of the ways in which the country’s finance minister hopes to achieve this.

View from Asia: why transmedia matters

Attractive financial conditions have made Asia-Pacific the world's fastest growing industry when it comes to film-making.

Lights, camera, investment: making big money from the big screen

Lights, camera, investment: making big money from the big screen

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.

A star in the making

Cardiff's creative industries take a starring role

Cardiff is emerging as an unlikely hub for the television and film sector, where businesses can access a niche film-making community while getting government support

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