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EU directive causes uncertainty for foreign investors

The EU has finalised a new directive regulating private equity and hedge funds. But how it differentiates between EU and non-EU managers could have serious implications reports Polly Botsford

Forward thinking gives Wallonia the edge

Thanks to the Walloon government's initiatives to encourage investment and innovation, the region has benefited from a string of high-tech, mixed-use developments that have stimulated both the local economy and foreign investment. By Tom Blass

Cyprus seeks to cash in on Ucits IV fund management opportunity

New legislation is opening the European fund-management industry to more competition. Officials in Cyprus are encouraging managers to domicile their funds on the island in a bid to boost its financial sector

View from Europe February/March 2011

An open discussion between the leaders of northern European countries considered the value of cooperation and opening up information

Europe maintains global FDI lead despite post-recession slowdown

In 2007, Europe attracted almost half of the world's FDI projects, meaning the continent was comfortably the leading global destination for investment projects. Since the recession began in 2008 Europe has experienced a sharp decline in FDI, yet has maintained its position as the world's top FDI destination region.

In Dispute: Georgia plays it tough

The arrest of a businessman by Georgian authorities - who just happens to be in arbitration with Georgia - has made an ugly case even uglier

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World Cup hosts hope for FDI boost

Choosing Russia and Qatar to host football's 2018 and 2022 football World Cups wasn't without controversy. However, with decisions made, the countries can start to build the required stadia, develop their infrastructure, and prepare for the influx of football fans

Czech Republic takes lead in European FDI inflows

The Czech Republic outperforms all other European countries in terms of  FDI inflow increases, according to Unctad figures

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Can FDI come to Latvia's rescue?

Latvia’s prime minister Valdis Dombrovskis has affirmed that FDI will play a vital role in the country’s economic recovery and development

UK regional FDI statistics throw up few surprises

A region-by-region study of international investment into the UK between 2005 and 2009 shows that the South East (including London) dominates. However, further analysis does reveal the development of some hot-spots when it comes to business services and manufacturing.

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