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Mateusz Morawiecki

Morawiecki: Poland's popularity with investors not dented by political squabbles

Poland's populist government is under fire from the EU and other critics for judicial reforms that have been criticised as detrimental to the rule of law in the country. While the backlash has sparked questions from potential investors, Mateusz Morawiecki, the country's deputy prime minister and minister of economic development and finance, sat down with Courtney Fingar during the Krynica Economic Forum to explain why he remains positive about Poland's FDI prospects. 

South Africa and the EU: a mutually beneficial partnership

South Africa’s strategic partnership with the EU helps spur investment, innovation and job creation. Paolo Borzatta of think tank The European House-Ambrosetti and Stavros Nicolaou of pharmaceutical company Aspen discuss how both parties can strengthen economic relations and foster social innovation.

Will the UK find post-Brexit prosperity along China’s One Belt One Road?

As the UK prepares for life outside the EU, China’s One Belt One Road infrastructure programme offers many opportunities. The UK's language, law and learning gives the country an advantage but it must move quickly, says InvestUK’s Rupert Gather. 

European logistics FDI struggles to maintain 2016 resurgence

After a three-year decline, greenfield FDI into Europe's logistics, distribution and transportation sector rebounded strongly in 2016. However, so far in 2017, the upward trend does not look sustainable, as Cara Lyttle reports.

Farfetch

Tech and textiles: a Farfetch story

Farfetch founder Jose Neves combined his tech experience with a love of fashion to create a global high-end e-commerce site. He tells Natasha Turak about his growth plans, following a partnership with Condé Nast.

Niko Vardapetyan

Eurasian Development Bank resources chief looks to fill sanctions void

Niko Vardapetyan, the managing director for natural resources at the Russia-backed Eurasian Development Bank, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the bank is plugging the financing gap caused by Western sanctions, and the bank's plans to make Eurasian economies closer and more diversified.

Aziz Kocaoglu

Izmir's mayor looks to keep on building bridges

As Izmir's economy continues to grow, mayor Aziz Kocaoglu talks to Natasha Turak about the Turkish city's ongoing infrastructure development, why its agricultural policy has remained ahead of its peers, and how its international fair could improve relations with Russia.

View from Europe: Why the crumbling continent needs to up its infrastructure game

Europe has suffered from an infrastructure shortfall over the past decade, writes Douglas Clark. PPPs are helping to alleviate this, but more is needed.

Russia named most diversified commodity economy for the second year running

Russia has held firm as fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador, in the second annual index measuring the diversity of greenfield foreign investment. Cathy Mullan examines the results. 

Skyline Frankfurt am Main

How Hessen plans to thrive from post-Brexit foreign investment

With Brexit expected to lead to a number of companies and employees from a variety of sectors relocating away from the UK, the region of Hessen in Germany – which contains financial centre Frankfurt within its borders – is positioning itself as the economic gateway to the EU. Wendy Atkins reports.

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