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The Global Lawyer: In Achmea, the EU says ‘achtung baby’ to the world

The theoretical tension between European law and international investment law is no longer theoretical. Michael D Goldhaber reports.

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Can Ukraine convince investors of its good news story?

Still troubled, but not without prospects of an economic revival, can Ukraine overcome political instability and bring investors back? Yuri Bender investigates.

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Estonia's e-residency programme goes deeper, digitally

The e-residency programme launched by Estonia in 2014 – which allows anyone anywhere in the world to start a company in a quick and cheap manner within the EU jurisdiction – is beginning to pay off. Now, as Jacopo Dettoni reports, the country is extending the programme with the launch of a cryptocurrency. 

Iceland’s tourism sector ripe for foreign investment

Iceland’s exploding tourism sector offers a wide variety of investment opportunities, reports Timothy Conley.

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Paris Region president takes pride in challenging prejudices

Paris Region president Valérie Pécresse is keen to inform would-be investors of the area's many charms, but is also aware that doing business in France comes with many preconceptions for outsiders. She explains to Sebastian Shehadi how these barriers are being broken down.

US remains world’s biggest tourism market: WTTC

World Travel & Tourism Council research shows that both the US and UK tourism sectors achieved solid performances in 2017, however political uncertainty and rising competition from other markets pose future long-term challenges. Timothy Conley reports.

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Egypt takes the nuclear option

Egypt is building its first nuclear power plant, a $30bn project awarded to Russian energy company Rosatom and partly funded by a loan from Russia. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Baker McKenzie’s Anahita Thoms on the rise of FDI screening

Following the US’s lead, Germany is stepping up its FDI screening laws, especially with regards to Chinese investment in critical industries. The EU and global community are beginning to follow suit, Anahita Thoms, partner at Baker McKenzie, tells Sebastian Shehadi.

Outlook good for real estate investment after a record 2017

Optimism abounds after global real estate investment hit an all-time high in 2017, according to findings from Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE presented at the MIPIM gathering in Cannes. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Barcelona-Catalonia region goes on attracting FDI

Foreign investment into Barcelona and Catalonia has remained strong despite political upheaval surrounding the latter’s independence referendum in 2017. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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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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