New trade laws aim to make Turkey more investor friendly

New laws aimed at increasing transparency and strengthening foreign investor rights bring Turkey in line with other EU member countries.

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UK tops inward and outward FDI tables in Europe in 2011

With capital expenditure increasing by nearly 50% in 2011, the UK has retained its position as the leading European destination for FDI.

Finland’s Adelia Group targets DRC’s Équateur province

With political tensions in the country easing, Finnish natural resources company Adelia Group is looking to take advantage of untapped opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Global governance lags behind globalisation: Unctad

A recently released report by the UN Conference on Trade and  Development suggests that developing countries must approach governance  and regulation with the same urgency as developed countries in order to ensure the sustainable growth of their economies.

FDI into Ireland, Greece and Portugal before and after the EU bailout

Ireland, Portugal and Greece have had varying levels of success in attracting FDI since their EU bailouts.

London mayor to promote investment through fDi Magazine award

London is using its first place ranking in fDiMagazine's European Cities & Regions of the Future 2012/13 as a way of attracting even more foreign investment, according to the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

Record number of projects in Benelux financial services sector in 2011

With 34 projects recorded in 2011, Benelux's financial services sector is staging a recovery.

Mixed results for Scandinavian FDI in 2011

Denmark registered a decrease in FDI project numbers in 2011, while Sweden and Norway both saw increases.

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Unclogging inner-city arteries: the case for mass-transit systems

In many of the world's major cities, traffic gridlock comes as standard. With such high number of vehicles on the roads leading to heavy pollution and frustratingly long commuting times, the case for mass rapid-transit systems is becoming increasingly difficult for many cities to ignore.

Fuel for thought

Will Africa be the focal point of biomass boom?

The rising price of oil coupled with newfound environmental concerns have left many countries looking to source alternative energy supplies and biofuel – long used in households across Africa – has emerged as one potential source of alternative energy. But as investors look to exploit biofuel's potential, questions are already being raised about the sustainability of the sector.

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