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Is Romania back in the game

Is Romania back in the game?

Popular before the crisis, Romania has seen a dearth of inward investment since 2008. The downturn has been blamed on political turbulence and a lack of credit, problems still evident, but a flurry of deals at the start of the year suggests that investors are once again looking to take advantage of the country's attractive talent pool and technological expertise.

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.

In Dispute: Romania ruling asks new questions of the EU

A ruling by World Bank arbitrators in favour of a group of Swedish investors over Romania looks set to cause ructions within the EU's corridors of power.

New growth plan needed in CEE: McKinsey

A report by global consultancy McKinsey suggests that economies in central and eastern Europe adopt a new growth strategy to reduce the region's reliance on the western European economy.

Black Sea transit

Black Sea transit: time to connect the dots

The Black Sea region sits along vital trade routes, connecting Asia and Europe, but its disjointed transport connections and dearth of intraregional trade has held it back. Can a raft of port modernisation projects finally bring a joined-up approach?

CEE outperforms Western Europe: World Bank

The EU11 – Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia – have outperformed the rest of the EU member countries when it comes to inward FDI for the past two years, according to the World Bank.

Embassies make promotional play

Embassies turn their hand to investment promotion

As the capacity for embassies and diplomats to target and attract investment grows, countries are becoming increasingly eager to restructure their operations in a bid to best utilise these new promotional agents.

Romanian protests

Romania remains wary amid slow growth

Political turmoil in Romania brought about by austerity measures imposed as part of an IMF-backed aid package belie the fact that the country's economy is growing. However, there is a fear that the pervading pessimism in the country will put off would-be investors and stymie its recovery.

Austria keeps FDI close to home

Unlike other European countries, many of which are taking advantage of opportunities to invest in emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region, the majority of outward FDI from Austria goes to countries in the 'Rest of Europe' region.

Russia sees its manufacturing FDI appeal slip

Russia has historically been the most popular destination for manufacturing  FDI from rest of Europe countries, however, 2011 has seen a significant  decline in the number of projects in the country.

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