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fDi's manufacturing rankings: which states and cities are making the most?

Manufacturing remains a key element of FDI, creating thousands of jobs and bringing in billions of dollars in capital investment. fDi ranks the leading states and cities in the sector, and Julie Reynolds analyses the results.

sun and silicon

Odessa eyes status as Ukraine's Silicon Valley

Known primarily as a holiday destination, Odessa is fast becoming a magnet for tech start-ups. Boasting highly skilled graduates and an entrepreneurial spirit, the port city has an ambition to become Ukraine’s San Francisco. Natasha Turak reports.

aiming high end

Montenegro tourism minister looks to maintain high-end destination status

Montenegro's status as a high-end holiday destination has grown rapidly over the past decade. The country's minister of sustainable development and tourism, Pavle Radulović, tells Courtney Fingar how it is now seeking 'the right kind of foreign investor' to bolster its hotel offering and potentially improve the service offered by its airports.

a european touch

Lviv gives Ukraine a European touch

Lviv has both close proximity to and a fondness for Europe. Together with a wealth of talent and favourable labour costs, the city is rapidly becoming a popular location within the EU supply chain, as Natasha Turak reports.

View from Europe: billions needed for next tech revolution

Industry 4.0 is Europe’s next industrial revolution, and will be driven by digital data. But it comes with a hefty price tag, says Douglas Clark.

ukraines new optimism

Ukreximbank chairman sees reasons for optimism in Ukraine

Oleksandr Hrytsenko, chairman of the board of Ukreximbank JSC, explains how the bank is supporting both domestic and foreign businesses in Ukraine as they reposition away from traditional markets. 

Panattoni facility

Panattoni seeks bigger slice of Europe

US warehouse developer Panattoni is eyeing expansion into western Europe, as online sales boom and the available storage space fills up. Meanwhile, Brexit might be an opportunity to enter the UK market, CEO Robert Dobrzycki tells Michal Kaczmarski.

an extended honeymoon
From Sectors

Maldives tourism minister seeks a certain type of growth

The Maldives has navigated global financial crises and political instability while maintaining tourism growth and leading the world in environmental innovation. The country's minister of tourism, Moosa Zameer, tells Natasha Turak how he intends to stay ahead of the game.

the trivago template

The Trivago template: why tech start-ups in Düsseldorf can aim for the top

Düsseldorf's start-up scene has a huge success story to boast of in the shape of globally successful hotel search brand Trivago. However, as Wendy Atkins discovers, the city's collaborative approach to telecoms, ICT and all things digital means that hopes are high that many more multinational players will emerge in the coming years.

unearthing opportunities

Why Chinese investment remains crucial to resource-rich Africa

China’s willingness to invest in mining in politically unstable, high-risk African countries could help the continent make the most of the slight rebound in commodity prices. Finbarr Toesland reports.

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