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Big changes to tax regimes in 2014: Taxand

An annual report by international tax advisory network, Taxand, highlights a number of significant changes that have transformed the global tax landscape.

London best for economic opportunities: PWC ranking

The annual Cities of Opportunity Index by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked London as the leading city.

In dispute: treaties are safe, for now

International investment treaties have garnered a lot of negative publicity over the past few years. But rather than abandon them completely, the international community seems to be trying to find a way to reword them.

London leading European destination for FDI in 2013

London was the most attractive destination for European FDI in 2013, with more than double the number of projects as second placed Paris.

Francois Hollande

France's split personality

France tends to conjure up images of industrial unrest and high taxes, but also of a highly educated workforce and an innovative approach to business. Both views are equally valid, but after a sluggish few years the country is hoping to play to its traditional strengths to draw in investment.

FDI into Île-de-France declining since 2008

Region sees steady fall in outside investment. 

M&A deals in western Europe hits low point

M&A activity involving western European target companies is down in August, according to M&A tracker Zephyr.

Forget Paris

French cities prove that size isn't everything

Paris may attract the lion's share of France's FDI inflows, but the leaders of other French cities – Toulouse, Nice, Marseille and Lille – argue that there are just as many opportunities for investment elsewhere in the country, with specialist hubs and clusters growing in the life sciences, aerospace and textiles sectors.

France in top five FDI destinations in 2012: Invest in France

According to a report by the country's investment promotion agency, France was the fifth most popular global destination country for FDI in 2012.

France's FDI appeal dropped off at end of 2012

After a promising start to the year, the number of FDI projects in France dropped off significantly in the final quarter of 2012.

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