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Europe takes medtech lead

Stable regulation sees investors eye European medtech sector

The reputation of European companies when it comes to new medical technologies and the continent's attractive regulatory environment is increasingly causing venture capitalists from the US to steer their investments across the Atlantic.

Tony Walker, UK deputy managing director, Toyota

Toyota's UK operation turns another corner

The rising price of labour is one reason for the decline in automotive manufacturing in the UK in recent years, but this has not stopped Japanese car manufacturer Toyota from increasing its operations in the country. UK deputy managing director Tony Walker explains why such labour costs should not stop the UK from being a successful car producing country.

Derby moves with the times

Derby mixes old habits with new ideas

Derby was one of the key cities in the UK during the Industrial Revolution, and that spirit has remained as it has set itself as one of the country's hubs for high-tech industries such as automotives and gaming.

LEPs

How are the UK's LEPs faring? An fDi report

fDi Magazine tasked a team of investment analysts and experts to assess the performance of the UK's local enterprise partnerships since they replaced the regional development agencies. The results were mixed, with a general feeling that the LEPs still have a lot to learn.

Edinburgh to launch a new pro-FDI programme

The city of Edinburgh council has announced plans to launch a new programme aimed at attracting foreign investors to Scotland's capital.

South Australia refines its FDI strategy

South Australia's government has set up a promotional agency in a bid to attract more FDI to the region.

London mayor to promote investment through fDi Magazine award

London is using its first place ranking in fDiMagazine's European Cities & Regions of the Future 2012/13 as a way of attracting even more foreign investment, according to the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

China commute

Unclogging inner-city arteries: the case for mass-transit systems

In many of the world's major cities, traffic gridlock comes as standard. With such high number of vehicles on the roads leading to heavy pollution and frustratingly long commuting times, the case for mass rapid-transit systems is becoming increasingly difficult for many cities to ignore.

Asias IFCs shift up a gear

Asia's financial centres make presence felt

As the global economic balance of power shifts from west to east, international financial centres in Asia are growing in prominence at the expense of their developed world counterparts. But is this shift a permanent one?

Birmingham city centre

Birmingham looks to emerge from London's shadow

Birmingham in the UK has had to contend with an outdated image of it being a post-industrial ghost town in recent years, but while its inward investment figures are still dwarfed by London, its efforts to increase the level of investment it attracts are bearing fruit.

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