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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.

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.

Swedish companies in expansionary mode

A survey of Swedish finance chiefs found improved confidence and that they are now happier to invest capital rather than repay loans.

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Will hard Brexit leave the UK at arbitration risk?

The likelihood of the UK making a ‘hard Brexit’ from the EU seems to grow by the day. what legal recourse exists for foreign investors who came to the UK on the premise of having access to the EU single market? Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Istanbul IPA elevates ‘one-stop shop’ concept

Turkey has unveiled Invest in Istanbul, an investment promotion agency that brings government departments and local business contacts together in one place, to ease the process for prospective investors. Courtney Fingar reports.

Catalonia crisis unnerves business sector

The ongoing row over independence between the Spanish government and Catalonia is sparking an exodus of company headquarters from the region, with predictions of economic disruption for both parties if the dispute is not settled soon. Greg Campbell-Cohen reports.

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Plus ça change? Reassessing the French investment opportunity

French employment law is becoming easier to navigate, and with Brexit on the horizon, the time is ripe for US companies to reassess the opportunities France presents. 

London logistics market set for consumer-led transformation: JLL report

In its latest Logistics in London report, JLL reports that consumer behaviour is set to bring big alterations to the UK capital's logistics scene.

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Lviv's growing pains: why Ukraine's star city is eyeing decentralisation

Lviv in western Ukraine is a tourism hub, enjoys close proximity to the EU border, is a haven for SMEs, and is less reliant upon politically connected oligarch families than its domestic peers. However, it is struggling to break the shackles imposed by central government, as Yuri Bender discovers.

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Tbilisi mayor looks to green tourism boom

Davit Narmania, the mayor of Tbilisi in Georgia, tells Courtney Fingar how the city is boosting tourism with better transport access and how it is adding green credentials to its low-tax, low-bureaucracy environment.

fDi On Location: Florence

 

The Tuscan city of Florence is best known for the treasures of its past, but a focus on the four key sectors of culture, education, fashion and lifestyle, and high technology is taking the local economy into the future.

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