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fDi Renewable Energy Investments of the Year 2019 - the winners

Asia-Pacific is the leading destination for greenfield FDI in renewable energy, while the US is the top country and Dubai the top city.

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fDi Return on Investment Ranking 2019: the results

Vilnius and Madrid get the best FDI return on their spending and staff sizes. Cathy Mullan reports.

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fDi’s Polish Cities of the Future 2019/20

Warsaw reigns supreme for the third consecutive time as fDi's Polish City of the Future for 2019/20. Kraków and Wrocław also held on to second and third.

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Competition closing date

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Polish Cities of the Future 2019/20   CLOSED February 2019
Smart Locations of the Future 2019/20   CLOSED April 2019
Biotech Locations of the Future 2019/20   CLOSED April 2019
American Cities of the Future 2019/20   CLOSED June 2019
Island Economies of the Future 2019/20   19.4.19 June 2019
Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2019/20   29.4.19 August 2019
Fintech Locations of the Future 2019/20   29.4.19 August 2019
Global Free Zones of the Year 2019   7.6.19 October 2019
Tourism Locations of the Future 2019/20   26.8.19 December 2019
European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21   30.9.19 February 2020

Global Free Zones of the Year 2019

Could your free zone be fDi’s Global Free Zone of the Year


In October 2019, fDi Magazine will crown its 2019 Global Free Zones of the Year, recognising the most promising free zones across the world.

We are looking for those free zones which offer the best investment environments and prospects for business expansion and economic development.

We are inviting investment promotion agencies, free zone operators, local and regional governments, as well as economic development units to supply additional information about their free zones, by completing a short survey detailing your zone’s occupancy rates and incentives.

Click here to enter

Closing date for submissions: 7th June 2019
Publication date: October 2019

Contact: naomi.davies@ft.com
+44 20787 33721

Island Economies of the Future 2019/20

  In June 2019, fDi Magazine will publish its ranking of
smart cities across the world. We are searching for those
cities with the most promising prospects for inward
investment, economic development and business

Could your country be fDi’s Island Economy of the Future?

fDi Magazine will publish the top locations in several categories, including FDI Performance and
Economic Potential. fDi Benchmark will analyse quantitative data for all categories, with the
exception of FDI Strategy. For this qualitative category, we invite those charged with FDI promotion
to complete a short online survey detailing the current FDI and smart strategies they offer potential

There is no cost to submit.

Application Link:   CLICK HERE
Closing Date:  

Friday, 19th April

(Extension available on request)

Publication Date:   June 2019
For more information contact:   naomi.davies@ft.com

Link to survey: https://survey.ft.com/jfe/form/SV_bHlRSruk0tCxRC5

Previous Rankings

investors of the year

fDi's Investors of the Year 2018: IWG takes Amazon's crown

Global office providers are top of the fDi Investors of the Year 2018 ranking.

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fDi Global Cities of the Future 2018/19 – the winners

Singapore has been crowned fDi’s Global City of the Future for the third year in a row, while London and Dublin have retained their positions in second and third, respectively. Cathy Mullan reports.

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fDi Strategy Awards 2018 – the winners

Investe São Paulo has been named fDi’s Investment Promotion Agency of the Year, while organisations from across the globe are recognised. 

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From Rankings

Top fDi Performers 2018

In a year-end tally, fDi finds that Dubai dominated our rankings throughout 2018, with the most appearances in the league tables, followed by London, Paris, Dublin and Singapore

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From Rankings

fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year 2018 – the winners

A look at the finest free zones in the world as judged by fDi's panel of experts. 

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From Locations

Nation Brands ranking 2018

The US is once again Brand Finance's most valuable nation brand, while China, Germany and the UK witnessed strong brand growth too.

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Digital Economies of the Future 2018/19 – the results

London’s success in attracting major technology companies has helped it to land fDi’s award for best digital economy.

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fDi’s Latin American States of the Future 2018/19 – the winners

São Paulo ranks first in an inaugural study of states in Mexico and South America. 

us counties

fDi's Top US Counties 2018: big cities bring home the investment

Research shows that the areas attached to large cities are taking the lion's share of investment.

ho chi

fDi’s Top Tiger Cub Cities 2018: Ho Chi Minh shows its claws

Which cities are doing the best job of enticing investment in the ‘tiger cub’ economies of south-east Asia?

small economies

Mozambique tops 2017 Greenfield FDI Performance Index

Which countries outperform their size when it comes to generating greenfield FDI?

Russia claims fDi Diversification Index hat-trick

Russia continues to lead the fDi Diversification Index, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador.

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