Latest articles from Companies

Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

IPA Innovation Awards 2013
From Companies

fDi Innovation Awards 2013

fDi’s inaugural Innovation Awards recognise the world’s most creative investment promotion agencies.

US locations fighting for data entries

US locations fighting for data entries

Data centres are becoming increasingly essential business assets, and as many companies realise their need for such facilities, so too are locations across the US waking up to the economic benefits of hosting these large, power-hungry sites.

The Philippines looks to return to former glories

The Philippines looks to return to former glories

After decades of economic decline, the Philippines is experiencing a revival, but challenges remain, including updating the country’s dated infrastructure and bringing its education standards in line with international requirements. 

How high-tech clusters are defying science and logic

How high-tech clusters are defying science and logic

While the benefits of high-tech hubs are widely agreed upon – they generate substantial revenues, boost job creation and raise the profile of a location – the formula for creating a successful cluster is far less clear cut, with a multitude of factors, from the quality of local talent to the extent of government assistance, playing a part.

Southern Ontario success at any size

Southern Ontario: success at any size

While its largest city, Toronto, captures most of the international attention afforded to the Canadian province of Ontario, the investment strategies of three of its smaller cities – Mississauga, Hamilton and Waterloo – show that the area has considerable strength in depth.

Nova Scotia covers all bases

Nova Scotia covers all bases

The relatively small and quiet Canadian province of Nova Scotia manages to punch above its weight in the investment stakes, thanks in no small part to its economic development agency, which has taken a creative and thorough approach to attracting FDI.

From Companies

In dispute: the perils of arbitration withdrawal

Is the withdrawing of arbitration by countries weakening their FDI appeal?

Western influence drives South Korean consumer goods industry

Western influence drives South Korean consumer goods industry

South Korea's taste for Western consumer goods has made the country a key Asian market for companies in this industry from North America and western Europe, as shown by Kimberly Clark's decision to locate a global innovation centre there.

Is South Korea poised for a health dividend REV

Is South Korea poised for a health dividend?

While South Korea's ageing population is causing ripples of concern for the country's politicians, it is providing a boon for its many healthcare companies. This, along with moves to establish South Korea as a key destination for health tourists, is giving both domestic and international investors in the country cause for optimism.

fDi Tools

fDi Intelligence has a portfolio of related products that enable you to get the targeted foreign investment information you need for your role: 

For real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations, click here

To benchmark locations for investment projects, click here

For bespoke reports on companies, locations or sectors, click here

Crossborder investment monitor

fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.

Click here to find out more about fDi Markets

Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

Click here to find out more about fDi Benchmark

Research report

fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.

Find out more.