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Hanna Zdanowska

Łódź mayor looks to continue on path to prosperity

The mayor of Łódź, Hanna Zdanowska, tells Natasha Turak about the Polish city's decade-long turnaround, what its advantages are over Warsaw, and why she hopes that Poland's future remains within the EU.

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Łódź Special Economic Zone aims to innovate and diversify

The award-winning status of Łódź’s Special Economic Zone is the result of close collaboration with academia and a programme of proactive self-promotion, as Natsha Turak finds out.

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Łódź puts Expo 2022 bid at centre of ambition redevelopment

Łódź is in the process of undergoing a dramatic urban renewal, which has seen a new train station built and its city centre overhauled. However, its ambitions go even further, writes Natasha Turak, with the Polish city bidding to host Expo 2022.


How Łódź came back from the brink

The central Polish city of Łódź faced ruin when the textile industry on which it was built collapsed. Almost 30 years later, it is a thriving destination that has found a way to turn its once-crumbling industrial landscape into a cradle of academic achievement and advanced manufacturing. Natasha Turak reports.

Survey reveals investor optimism over post-Brexit UK business

Asset Match survey demonstrates investor confidence in the UK’s business climate post-Brexit, but little faith in prime minister Theresa May

European office rent up as vacancy levels fall: Savills

The average rent for office space in European central business districts was up 2.5% in the first quarter of 2017, according to Savills.

BrickVest: UK still hot for property investment

Investment platform survey show that Brexit uncertainty is doing little to dent investor confidence in UK property

European supply chain risk down in second quarter

Second-quarter figures from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply show the positive effects of Emmanuel Macron's election to the French presidency. Natasha Turak reports


Łódź University of Technology’s industrial thinking

Łódź University of Technology’s International Faculty of Engineering is boosting graduate employability by teaching in English and French and bringing corporate sponsors on board, among a number of innovations aimed at giving its students an edge in the workplace. Natasha Turak reports.


Scoring conversions: what the NFL's London experience can mean for FDI

In an effort to expand its global popularity, the NFL now plays a number of games every year in London. While the move is widely deemed a success when it comes to attendance numbers, what is less heralded but of huge value is the opportunity it presents the cities of the teams playing to showcase themselves to would-be investors, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

fDi On Location: Florence


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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