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South Africa seeks a shift in momentum

South Africa seeks a shift in momentum

Long considered Africa's leading economy, South Africa has struggled to maintain momentum in recent years, leading to rising unemployment and a contracting economy. A renewed emphasis on industrial development zones is seen as one way to preserve the country's regional FDI crown.

Asian giants look forward with optimism

Asian giants look forward with optimism

India's minister of commerce and industry, the Philippines' secretary for tourism and Thailand's deputy prime minister and minister for finance tell Barbara Njau about the role FDI is playing in their plans to improve their countries' economic performance.

Centre stage

Enterprise zone central to Cardiff's success

The Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone offers businesses a central location and easy access to the city centre, as well as financial incentives. 

Pomeranias power of three

Pomerania's power of three

When it comes to attracting crossborder investment, the Pomeranian region of Poland punches above its weight, helped in large part by Tri-City – three separate municipalities that work together to promote investment. fDi talks to the mayors of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. 

South Korea means business

South Korea means business

South Korea's economy has flourished in the past few decades, thanks in no small part to the success of global conglomerates such as Kia, Hyundai and Samsung. But does the dominance of these companies stifle competition in the country, and make it vulnerable to a global downturn?

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

South Korea has the unenviable task of setting itself up as an investment destination that can challenge nearby heavyweights China and Japan. However, the innovative use of free-trade agreements and pro-business policies are helping the country establish itself as a gateway into north-west Asia.

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In Dispute: August/September 2013

A recent international arbitration that went against the Libyan government in favour of a Kuwaiti project developer sets a worrying precedent, not for the ruling itself, but for the amount of compensation deemed appropriate.

Show of confidence from Brisbane officials on economic outlook

The long-term outlook for Brisbane's liquefied natural gas sector is good, and the wider economy is set to grow, according to Steven Silvester, the director of investment attraction at Brisbane Marketing Economic Development Board.

US states trade off on taxes
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US states trade off on taxes

In the US, where tax policies are decided on a local rather than national basis, many states are using this power to attract investment. But how beneficial is this strategy in the long term?

Wales starts to make financial sense

Wales starts to make financial sense

The financial and professional services sector in Wales is growing at pace, buoyed by the relatively low cost of salaries in the country and an abundance of graduates. And, with the economic climate forcing an increasing number of companies to seek cost-cutting solutions, the country's appeal is only set to increase.

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