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Lille: success by design

When Lille beat Sydney to be named World Capital of Design 2020, a few eyebrows were raised. But locals say the French city’s combination of a pleasant environment, well connected location and hi-tech expertise will keep it in the spotlight. Courtney Fingar reports. 

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Kharkiv looks to challenge eastern Ukraine preconceptions

The city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has managed to shield itself from the separatist violence in the region and is now redoubling its efforts to attract foreign investment through imaginative cultural offerings and drives to improve transparency and efficiency. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Macedonia on path to EU says economy minister

Kreshnik Bekteshi, minster of economy for Macedonia, talks to Sebastian Shehadi about its business-friendly incentives and positive steps towards EU integration, and why the country is more than just a source of cheap labour. 

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View from the Americas: US self-inflicted turbulence can't shake economy off course

Despite a strong economy, the US has announced tariffs on aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU, to the consternation of these countries and the bemusement of observers. Gregg Wassmansdorf ponders the consequences.

Moldova elections show a country stuck between Russia and EU

Moldova’s impressive FDI performance may be threatened if the country swings fully into Russia’s orbit during the upcoming elections. Emerson Davis reports.

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Economy minister makes macro plans for micro-Malta

Chris Cardona, Malta's minister for the economy, investment and small business, tells Sebastian Shehadi that the small country can think big thanks to its human resources, favourable location and English language skills. 

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Georgia’s economy minister on tourism and hydro-power

Dimitri Kumsishvili, deputy prime minister and minister of economy of Georgia, tells Sebastian Shehadi how the country transformed into an open and global economy that boasts a booming tourism industry and vast, but largely untapped, hydro-power resources.

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Where do German companies invest?

A look at Germany’s recent outward investment history shows China is the preferred destination. 

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Bonn mayor focuses on offices for tech

Mayor of Bonn Ashok Sridharan tells Sebastian Shehadi about the city’s thriving IT sector, its internationalism and its foreign investment needs. 

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How Malmo went from oil tankers to green tech

Foreign investors often focus on capital cities, missing out on smaller, up-and-coming locations such as Malmo. Sebastian Shehadi examines the reborn city’s unique selling points and opportunities.

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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