fDi Markets Newswire:

Baker McKenzie’s Anahita Thoms on the rise of FDI screening

Following the US’s lead, Germany is stepping up its FDI screening laws, especially with regards to Chinese investment in critical industries. The EU and global community are beginning to follow suit, Anahita Thoms, partner at Baker McKenzie, tells Sebastian Shehadi.

Outlook good for real estate investment after a record 2017

Optimism abounds after global real estate investment hit an all-time high in 2017, according to findings from Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE presented at the MIPIM gathering in Cannes. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Barcelona-Catalonia region goes on attracting FDI

Foreign investment into Barcelona and Catalonia has remained strong despite political upheaval surrounding the latter’s independence referendum in 2017. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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US ambassador to the UK puts job creation first

Woody Johnson, US ambassador to the UK, talks to Sebastian Shehadi about how Donald Trump plans to keep the US an attractive destination for investment.

FDI stages a comeback in Spain

The political situation in Catalonia has failed to derail Spain’s economic recovery. Courtney Fingar reports.

EU's External Investment Plan looks to boost sustainable FDI into Africa

EIP looks to bring investment to Africa's more fragile states, but some warn that the plan may miss its target, writes Finbarr Toesland.

E-commerce giants boosting Poland's industrial market – JLL report

The likes of Amazon and Zalando have been leading the charge into Poland in recent years, as is shown by a report by JJL into space leased in the country's industrial market.

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Lessons learned: collaboration is the key for overseas expansion post-Brexit

With so many UK businesses unsure of how they can take advantage of the new working arrangements that Brexit and increased interest in overseas investment can offer, accountancy firm Reanda UK offers advice through the prism of its own experiences expanding overseas.

Has an aviation proxy war broken out in Italy?

Qatar Airways has announced its strategy for Italy’s second-largest airline, now called Air Italy, in a move that underscores the ongoing blockade on Qatar and piles on the agony for UAE-backed Alitalia.

Lithuania FDI skyrockets in 2017

Lithuania enjoyed a record year for FDI in 2017, with capital city Vilnius the focus for much of the investments.

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