Three companies confirm further Malta investments

HSBC, Vodafone and De La Rue express their intentions to invest more in  Malta over the next few years

Eastern Europe FDI catches up in Q3

Eastern European countries outpaced larger, more established European economies for inward FDI in the third quarter of 2010

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Osborne: LEPS "better and more effective" than regional bodies

UK chancellor George Osborne defends shake-up of England's economic development structure

BT set to increase FDI spend

UK telecommunications company eyes 'strong' Asian stock exchanges

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

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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

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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

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