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London still reigns among IFCs... but for how long?

London has long been first choice in Europe for financial services firms to headquarter. Since the Brexit vote, however, global banks are choosing to relocate some or all of their operations to centres such as Dublin and Frankfurt – so where does this leave the UK capital? 

EU sues Ireland over €13bn Apple payment

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gets tough over Ireland’s perceived tardiness in reclaiming funds owed by Apple.

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China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

German election result casts doubt on eurozone integration plans

Angela Merkel may have won the election, but the German chancellor’s plans for closer eurozone co-operation may face tough opposition from likely coalition partner the FDP. Natasha Turak reports.

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Viewpoint: A five-point M&A plan for UK companies during Brexit

Although Brexit has raised short-term concerns over FDI flows, the UK economy’s compelling pro-business characteristics should see flows continue at a robust rate. The recent dip in overseas buying of UK companies is also likely to be short-term, though businesses seeking overseas buyers should present the best case to attract foreign corporate suitors, says Lord Leigh of Hurley.

UK commercial property investment up on 2016 in H1

A report by Savills shows UK commercial property sector in general good health but warns six sectors, including retail warehouses and regional offices, could feel pressure on yields. Louis Bearn reports.

Brussels sends strong message with FDI vetting plan

The European Commission has backed legislation to enable the blocking of takeovers by non-EU countries such as China, and ban ‘circumvention’ attempts by shell companies.

Poland's commitment to FDI put to the test at Krynica forum

While Poland's FDI performance and its competitive edge remain strong, the country's government must be conscious of the message it is sending to investors with nationalist rhetoric, warned participants at the Krynica Economic Forum in south-east Poland the first week of September. 

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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.

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