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Leipzig auto industry goes from strength to strength

Leipzig’s location near major road and air connections has helped it build a substantial automotive hub over the past 15 years, attracting such high-profile names as Porsche and BMW, as well as parts suppliers and logistics companies. Wendy Atkins reports.

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New York City tops ROI 2017 ranking

First place in fDi's return on investment ranking goes to New York City Economic Development Corporation, with Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency in second, and the City of Kraków top for personnel investment.

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards

fDi's inaugural Tourism Editor's Choice Awards for tourism single out the countries that have devised specific and successful strategies to attract investment. Belize, Croatia and Jamaica are just three of the countries punching above their weight, reports Cathy Mullan.

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Think Tank: FDI in Europe outside the eurozone

The EU normally brings to mind the established eurozone countries, but now the new EU member states are raising their profiles. UK academic and author John McManus looks at the benefits of investing in the EU-13, and reports on the challenges they still face.

Belarus makes bid to attract medical tourists

As medical procedures in developed countries gradually become too expensive or accumulate extensive waiting lists, Belarus is hoping to benefit from the subsequent boom in health tourism by offering comparatively low-cost services. Courtney Fingar reports.

Swedish companies in expansionary mode

A survey of Swedish finance chiefs found improved confidence and that they are now happier to invest capital rather than repay loans.

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Will hard Brexit leave the UK at arbitration risk?

The likelihood of the UK making a ‘hard Brexit’ from the EU seems to grow by the day. what legal recourse exists for foreign investors who came to the UK on the premise of having access to the EU single market? Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Istanbul IPA elevates ‘one-stop shop’ concept

Turkey has unveiled Invest in Istanbul, an investment promotion agency that brings government departments and local business contacts together in one place, to ease the process for prospective investors. Courtney Fingar reports.

Catalonia crisis unnerves business sector

The ongoing row over independence between the Spanish government and Catalonia is sparking an exodus of company headquarters from the region, with predictions of economic disruption for both parties if the dispute is not settled soon. Greg Campbell-Cohen reports.

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Plus ça change? Reassessing the French investment opportunity

French employment law is becoming easier to navigate, and with Brexit on the horizon, the time is ripe for US companies to reassess the opportunities France presents. 

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The Tuscan city of Florence is best known for the treasures of its past, but a focus on the four key sectors of culture, education, fashion and lifestyle, and high technology is taking the local economy into the future.

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