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Ukraine seeks to mend damaged reputation

Ukraine has been dogged by bad press of late, and stories of political instability and the trials of opposition politicians are unlikely to impress would-be foreign investors. However, a state agency created to attract FDI to the country is hoping to assuage these fears and show off Ukraine's rich potential.

Western Europe and the Asia-Pacific dominate FDI into Africa in 2011

Western European companies have historically been the most prolific investors in Africa. But although western Europe-based companies account for the largest number of projects in 2011, their Asia-Pacific-based counterparts have invested more capital and created more jobs in Africa.

Bucharest top financial services destination for eurozone investors

Eurozone investors in the financial services sector have favoured  investment in the Romanian capital Bucharest over the past eight years,  but Asian cities such as Hong Kong and Shanghai are increasing their  appeal.

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Vilnius mayor looks to lead Lithuania's revival

Famous for ploughing over illegally parked cars with a tank, the mayor of Vilnius is now hoping to drive investment back into Lithuania’s crisis-hit capital city.

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Poland on a winning streak

In the space of two decades, Poland has gone from being a country coming to terms with the collapse of the communist regime to having one of the best-performing economies in the world. This success story has not been lost on investors, who are increasingly basing their central and eastern European operations in the country.

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Polish cities lay out welcome mat for investors

While Warsaw is fast becoming a hub for foreign companies to locate their central and eastern European headquarters, Poland's other cities are also posting stellar FDI figures, thanks in no small part to the efforts of their local investment agencies.

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Poland rebrands to shake off outdated image

Poland's Ministry of Economy – keen to break down outdated international perceptions of the country – is carrying out a campaign aimed at showing off the country's many talents across an array of cutting-edge business sectors to the rest of the world. 

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Poland shifts to knowledge-based business landscape

Poland has been Europe's star performer in the post-crisis period, recording GDP growth while its neighbours struggle. One reason for this is the change in the country's investment landscape, which has gone from being dominated by labour-intensive industries to seeing knowledge-based businesses flock to its cities.

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Belarus grasps pharmaceutical initiative

The pharmaceutical market in Belarus is seen as one of the country's most promising areas for economic growth, and with two pharma producers among its most profitable state-owned enterprises, this is a fact not lost on foreign investors.

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Belarus investment leaders have an optimistic outlook

Belarus's minister of economy and the director of the country's national investment agency explain to Michal Kaczmarski how the former Soviet state offers a welcoming environment for foreign investors.

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