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Estonia IT minister seeks 5G first status

Estonia’s entrepreneurship and IT minister tells fDi that the 5G corridor Via Baltica is not just about self-driving cars, but is a step towards a digital union of the region. 

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Leiden mayor backs city's academic and collaborative credentials

The historic Netherlands city of Leiden may have a small population but it is big on quality, mayor Henri Lenferink tells fDi.

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Zwolle mayor highlights collaborative route to success

Zwolle in the Netherlands has many attributes but it is its collaborative spirit that drives its ability to attract investment, says mayor Henk Jan Meijer.

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China Construction Bank bullish on UK opportunities

Aimin Yang, chief executive of China Construction Bank London, tells Jacopo Dettoni how Brexit is broadening the scope of the bank's growth in the UK. 

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Is Baltic integration coming off the rails?

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have achieved significant integration since independence from the Soviet Union, but regional co-operation appears to be losing its impetus.

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Leiden science park puts vast experience to good use

Leiden Bio Science Park is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. However, there is nothing old-fashioned about its approach to science or attracting investment.

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Eindhoven mayor hails the power of partnerships

After near-bankruptcy in the 1990s, Eindhoven has bounced back – thanks to the combined efforts of private and public partners and knowledge institutes, mayor John Jorritsma tells fDi.

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Eindhoven uses its Brainport

Having repositioned itself as a knowledge centre, Eindhoven now boasts 'the smartest kilometre in Europe', and is responsible for one-fifth of private R&D in the Netherlands. 

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fDi Global Cities of the Future 2018/19 – the winners

Singapore has been crowned fDi’s Global City of the Future for the third year in a row, while London and Dublin have retained their positions in second and third, respectively. Cathy Mullan reports.

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fDi Global Cities of the Future 2018/19 – FDI Strategy

Hong Kong has taken the laurels in the FDI Strategy category of the Global Cities of the Future 2018/19 awards, thanks in the main to its StartmeupHK initiative. 

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