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George Osborne: meeting the UK's harsh realities

With a huge deficit, the UK government has faced tough decisions early on, such as axing regional development agencies. In an interview with Courtney Fingar, the chancellor insists this will not slow FDI to the UK

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Companies pledge to stay in Ireland

Companies making recent investments into Ireland have said they will stay in the country and are not worried about its economic problems or a potential hike in the corporate tax rate


ICC justice warns UK on corruption complacency

A judge from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has warned the UK against complacency in regards to its incoming Bribery Act

Fortum eyes further Russian investment

Finnish power and heating company Fortum is to make new investments in  Russia, and has plans for expansion in China and India

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


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

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