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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18: Thailand triumphs in inaugural awards

Thailand has topped fDi’s inaugural ranking of global tourism locations with the best potential for investment. The balmy Maldives is second, while Asian business hub Hong Kong has placed third. Cathy Mullan explores the winning locations. 

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards

fDi's inaugural Tourism Editor's Choice Awards for tourism single out the countries that have devised specific and successful strategies to attract investment. Belize, Croatia and Jamaica are just three of the countries punching above their weight, reports Cathy Mullan.

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fDi Strategy Awards 2017 - Invest Hong Kong leads the way

Invest Hong Kong has been named the best investment promotion agency of the year in fDi’s 2017 Strategy Awards, with organisations from Chicago and Colorado Springs to Karachi and Krosno also winning accolades for their economic development efforts. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Investors size up post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

The appointment of Emmerson Mnangagwa as successor to long-time president Robert Mugabe could signal a change in Zimbabwe’s fortunes – if ease of doing business is improved. Charlotte Adlung reports.

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Hong Kong now world’s most expensive office market

Demand from mainland companies has pushed up Hong Kong cost-per-desk prices while currency moves have affected London, enabling the Chinese territory to leapfrog the UK capital when it comes to office expenses.

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Belarus makes bid to attract medical tourists

As medical procedures in developed countries gradually become too expensive or accumulate extensive waiting lists, Belarus is hoping to benefit from the subsequent boom in health tourism by offering comparatively low-cost services. Courtney Fingar reports.

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IPAs lack influence: World Bank survey

Less than half of respondents to a World Bank survey consider investor promotion agencies relevant to their decision making, reports Jacopo Dettoni. 

Israeli FDI set for record year in 2017

Investment into Israel reached its highest since 2003, with another quarter still to go. Cara Lyttle reports.

Australia takes global lead for renewable electricity projects

For the first eight months of 2017, Australia was the leading country in the world for number of renewable energy electricity projects, according to fDi Markets.

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fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC Free Zone has achieved a hat-trick, winning Global Free Zone of the Year for the third time running. Compatriot Jebel Ali Free Zone is runner up for the second year, with other award winners hailing from all around the world. Cathy Mullan reports.

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China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

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fDi’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2017/18 – the winners

Singapore takes fDi’s crown once again as Asia-Pacific City of the Future, with Tokyo retaining its second place and Hong Kong rising to third. Cathy Mullan breaks down the results.

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fDi Magazine investigates all the issues that concern foreign investors as they expand into new markets. Talking to corporate decision makers as well as government leaders, and backed by the hard data produced by our proprietary world-leading FDI databases, the editorial team provides an up-to-date image of the ever changing global investment landscape. Insightful coverage highlights the many opportunities and risks that await investors around the world. fDi is published bi-monthly.await investors around the world. fDi is published bi-monthly.

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Real estate creates most jobs in Europe

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Real estate was the leading FDI sector in Europe in the first half of the year, creating more than 25,000 jobs

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