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View from America: a world of non-friction?

Globalisation may have removed many barriers to business but many frictions still do exist. 

Oakland County blossoms to become Michigan investment hub

Oakland County blossoms to become Michigan investment hub

Oakland County in Michigan has suffered along with near neighbour Detroit in recent years, with the decimation of the auto industry bringing high unemployment levels to both locations. However, Oakland's long-standing commitment to attracting investment is behind a remarkable turnaround over the past couple of years.

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fDi National Championship – semi finalists

North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana and California are battling it out for the title of fDi National Champion. And with California’s ability to attract investment in the Software and IT services sector, the other states may be scrambling to catch up. 

CFIUS reaches settlement with Ralls Corp

In what is being viewed as a landmark settlement, Atlanta-based Ralls Corp has won the right to sell four wind farms to a buyer of its choosing, a departure from the original terms of disposal ordered by US president, Barack Obama.

US sees decline in software and IT services FDI

The US software and IT services sector has seen a drop in crossborder investment.


Nation Brands 2015: where has the most valuable country brand?

The US has the most valuable country brand, according to the latest Nation Brands 2015 report. No coincidence, then, that it is also the number one destination for greenfield FDI.


A learning curve: how foreign students can provide an FDI boost

As the number of foreigners studying in the US hits a new high, the investment benefits of hosting overseas students are becoming increasingly apparent to universities and local investment promotion bodies alike.

Experts fear US-China BIT agreement will not materialise

As tensions between the US and China mount, experts at the recent World Forum on China Studies held in the US, agreed that the chances of the two countries finalising their bilateral investment treaty are deteriorating. 

Start-up spaces for FDI

How could the rise of shared office space affect the world of FDI?

In recent years, co-working environments have gained huge popularity among start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski asks whether shared office spaces can also become a viable alternative for foreign companies entering new markets.

North America dominates aerospace ranking

Over the past five years, North America has attracted the most aerospace investment of any global region, with the US ranked the leading destination country and Mexico the top ranking developing country. 

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