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View from Europe: the ugly rise of protectionism

What began as a China-US tit for tat looks to be spreading internationally. It is time everyone took a step back from the brink of trade war.

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Will the textile industry clean up its act?

The global fashion industry is a major consumer of resources and cause of pollution. As companies pledge to clean up, will governments come on board? 

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Sun, sea and techs in Madeira

Foreign investors are taking advantage of abundant opportunities in upmarket tourism as well as a burgeoning tech sector on Madeira. 

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Madeira vice-president eyes fiscal independence from Lisbon

The vice-president of Madeira’s regional government tells fDi about the island's struggle to gain financial independence from Portugal. 

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Madeira looks to keep tax advantage

On top of its other attractions, Madeira offers a white-listed preferential tax regime that is conducive to long-term, productive investments. 

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Fintech Locations of the Future 2019/20: London tops first ranking

London has been named fDi’s inaugural Fintech Location of the Future for 2019/20, followed by Singapore and Belfast. Naomi Davies reports. 

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Russia most diversified commodity economy for the fourth year

Russia remains fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, while second ranked Brazil has displaced Ukraine into third place. 

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North Macedonia's deputy PM seeks EU and NATO membership

North Macedonia is keen to join both NATO and the EU now that its naming dispute with Greece is settled, its deputy prime minister tells fDi.

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Bavaria boosts digitalisation across industries

Bavaria, Germany’s largest federal state by area, has been concentrating its efforts on digitalisation and tech start-ups to stay ahead of the competition. 

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Saxony-Anhalt finds the right chemistry

Saxony-Anhalt in Germany is renowned for its expertise in chemistry, and thanks to its five chemical parks this reputation looks set to soar. 

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