fDi Markets Newswire:

Lithuania FDI skyrockets in 2017

Lithuania enjoyed a record year for FDI in 2017, with capital city Vilnius the focus for much of the investments.

Poland FDI spikes in 2017

Foreign direct investment into Poland continued to rise in 2017 – with real estate taking the reins.

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Braga brings out the young guns to attract Accenture

A large population of under-30s was a major pull for Accenture when it chose Braga in Portugal for its latest tech services centre. Strong links with local universities and a receptive local investment agency were also key factors, as Courtney Fingar reports.

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Ten emerging post-Brexit trade prospects for the UK

Insurance company Beazley has identified the most promising emerging markets that UK exporters should target following the country's vote to leave the EU, as Neil Beattie and Emma Whiteacre report.

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View from Europe: Foreign investors should not be property price scapegoats

Foreign investors are often blamed for sky-rocketing real estate prices. But the truth is more complex, according to two new pieces of research, as Martin G Kaspar reports.

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Poland shrugs off wage-rise worries

Poland's plummeting unemployment figures mean overseas investors are having to increase workers' wages, but the country is still ahead of its regional competitors. Zosia Wąsik reports.

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How a mayoral expansion is boosting the UK's regions

Under a devolution agreement with Westminster, several UK city regions have elected mayors for the first time. Among this new crop of metro leaders, the mayors for the West of England and Tees Valley tell fDi about the economic and trade prospects for their regions.

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Singapore retains FDI reinvestment crown

Singapore is again the lead city in fDi's ranking assessing reinvestment levels, with London second and Bangalore third. Naomi Davies looks at the results.

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fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 – FDI Strategy (Cities)

Barcelona retains its crown as the leading major city for FDI Strategy in fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 ranking, while Birmingham tops the table of its large peers. Cathy Mullan explains why these cities, along with Bordeaux, Debrecen and Limerick, are the best in their categories.

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fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 – Cities

London has retained its top spot, celebrating more than a decade as fDi’s European City of the Future, with Dublin climbing to second and knocking Paris into third position. Cathy Mullan details the winning cities.

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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