Predrag Sekulic

Montenegrin tourism minister looks to build a reputation

Montenegro's minister of sustainable development and tourism, Predrag Sekulic, explains how his country's reputation as a high-quality holiday destination is slowly growing, but further investment in construction and infrastructure is needed if it is to continue on an upward trajectory.

Birmingham SWFs

Birmingham eyes SWFs funding for development projects

Birmingham has become the first city in the UK to target investment from sovereign wealth funds, as it announces plans to seek alternative funding for nine of its Big City Plan redevelopment projects.

Brisbane natural gas

Brisbane resources sector set for growth

The city of Brisbane, Australia recently unveiled a plan to double  its already lucrative resources sector by 2031, giving investors the  perfect opportunity to invest in the area.

Asia-Pacific set to lead M&A resurgence in the mid-market

As the market for mergers and acquisitions builds momentum, a survey  of advisory firms points to expected growth in the Asia-Pacific market,  particularly in south-east Asia and China.

US recovery will slow growth in BRIC economies, says PwC

With strong growth forecast for the US economy in 2012, Brazil, Russia,India and China are expected to see a slowdown in the level of capital entering their economies, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Latvia the only upward mover in the Baltics for FDI in 2011

Latvia attracted an increasing number of FDI projects in 2011, narrowing the gap between it and the most popular Baltic FDI destination, Lithuania.

Chinese FDI is on upward trajectory

Chinese companies are showing increasing appetite for investment abroad, with outward FDI project figures nearly quadrupling in the past seven years.

Emerging markets witness record FDI outflows

In the final four months of 2011, crossborder capital outflows from emerging markets increased to pre-crisis levels. But with asset prices stagnating in these markets, the economic potential of emerging economies is being called into question.

Growing BRIC economies vulnerable to high-risk events

Brazil, Russia, India and China have all witnessed rapid economic growth in recent years, but according to a study by Maplecroft, the economies of all four emerging countries are ill-prepared for major risk events such as pandemics, terrorism and climate change. 

Russia remains top FDI destination in 'rest of Europe' region in 2011

Russia retained its position as the leading destination for FDI in the 'rest of Europe' region in 2011, having attracted 383 projects in  the year. But second placed Poland is narrowing the gap, with  just 21% fewer projects than Russia in 2011.

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