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Madeira vice-president eyes fiscal independence from Lisbon

The vice-president of Madeira’s regional government tells fDi about the island's struggle to gain financial independence from Portugal. 

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Madeira looks to keep tax advantage

Madeira offers a white-listed preferential tax regime conducive to long-term, productive investments. 

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Fintech Locations of the Future 2019/20: London tops first ranking

London has been named fDi’s inaugural Fintech Location of the Future for 2019/20, followed by Singapore and Belfast. Naomi Davies reports. 

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Russia most diversified commodity economy for the fourth year

Russia remains fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, while second ranked Brazil has displaced Ukraine into third place. 

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North Macedonia's deputy PM seeks EU and NATO membership

North Macedonia is keen to join both NATO and the EU now that its naming dispute with Greece is settled, its deputy prime minister tells fDi.

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Bavaria boosts digitalisation across industries

Bavaria, Germany’s largest federal state by area, has been concentrating its efforts on digitalisation and tech start-ups to stay ahead of the competition. 

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Saxony-Anhalt finds the right chemistry

Saxony-Anhalt in Germany is renowned for its expertise in chemistry, and thanks to its five chemical parks this reputation looks set to soar. 

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Düsseldorf mayor looks to maintain big draw

Düsseldorf's mayor speaks to fDi about the city's commitment to nurturing start-ups.

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Belarus central bank governor seeks to maintain balancing act

The chairman of the board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus talks to fDi about preserving financial stability and diversifying the country’s export split.

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Belarus foreign affairs minister looks to strengthen trade with East and West

The minister of foreign affairs for Belarus tells fDi why the country is keen to join the WTO and strengthen economic relations with the CIS.

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