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Slovenia pushes for return to prosperity

Once one of the most stable and healthy economies in Europe, Slovenia was hit hard by the financial crisis and is now putting FDI at the centre of its growth plan by making it easier for foreign companies to invest in the country

Italy flies in the face of FDI fashion

Foreign direct investment plummeted across much of Europe during 2008 and 2009 in the aftermath of the financial crisis, but in Italy it increased 75%. Could this growth signal a change in the country's long-term prospects, or was it just a temporary fillip? Polly Botsford investigates

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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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