fDi Markets Newswire:

England’s regional development enters uncharted waters

As the UK coalition government's decision to abolish England's regional development agencies in 2012 draws closer, it remains to be seen whether the alternative framework taking shape will the deliver the goods for investors and the country’s nine regions

cyprus

Shipping keeps Cypriot economy afloat

FDI into Cyprus trebled between 2008 and 2009 thanks largely to its newly reformed shipping industry, which has been offering incentives for companies to set up businesses and register their vessels on the island

EU aviation scheme set to break down barriers

The Single European Sky scheme is aiming to transform the EU aviation industry by removing national barriers, improving efficiency and opening up the market to private companies, providing new opportunities for investors

Grimson (iceland article)

Iceland goes it alone

Iceland has come through a disastrous banking crisis and is rebuilding its economy in a much more cautious, even isolationist, style. The president maintains that his country does not need more FDI – apart from some partnerships with China – and the country has banned domestic institutions from investing abroad

Austria-based Alpla targets BRICs

Austrian plastics packaging firm Alpla is targeting Brazil, Russia, China and India for several new investments.

UK most attractive in Europe for ICT and software investments

The UK has been ranked as the top European country for FDI in the ICT and software sectors, according to fDi Markets

New projects into Moscow

Two international businesses have opened up new divisions in Moscow.

View from Europe

It's all change in the economics of Europe. Forget the stimulus programmes; it is now austerity time, with government spending being slashed back and fiscal consolidation the order of the day.

Infosys eyes Europe push

Indian-based Infosys says it will treat Europe as an emerging market as it targets growth that it believes will be faster there than anywhere else in the world.

Company profile - Alcatel-Lucent: Wired and sound

French company Alcatel-Lucent has had several tough years financially, but is focusing on emerging markets to spearhead its recovery, says its CEO. As for Europe, he calls on businesses to show more will power and entrepreneurial spirit. Spencer Anderson reports

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