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View from Europe: Mallorca anti-tourism protests should spark concern

Spanish demonstrations against tourism are a cause for concern as the sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, and a major job creator, writes Martin Kaspar.

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Cities bid for blockchain supremacy

Everyone wants to be a blockchain leader – but what does it take and which cities can make good on it? Erika Morphy reports.

Leipzig sparks to life as energy hub

As host to the European Energy Exchange, Leipzig is enjoying a growing reputation as an energy hub and attracting an increasing number of companies from the sector. Wendy Atkins reports.

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Brazil gets serious about tourism

Brazil's tourism sector has been riding on a high-profile wave in the past few years, following its hosting of the football World Cup and Olympic Games, and plans to double visitor numbers and triple revenue by 2022. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Leipzig targets safe and prosperous environment for start-ups

Leipzig boasts a close proximity to Berlin but comes without the capital’s costs, factors behind the city boasting about 200 start-ups covering a diverse number of fields. Wendy Atkins reports.

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Leipzig auto industry goes from strength to strength

Leipzig’s location near major road and air connections has helped it build a substantial automotive hub over the past 15 years, attracting such high-profile names as Porsche and BMW, as well as parts suppliers and logistics companies. Wendy Atkins reports.

Inside fDi: Relying on empty rhetoric? That's unsustainable

Every organisation wants to be sustainable. It sounds good and achieving 'sustainability' is popular from the boardroom to the customer. However, says Courtney Fingar, rather than simply plastering the word all over glossy brochures, governments and investors must work out what their version of sustainability actually means.

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18: Thailand triumphs in inaugural awards

Thailand has topped fDi’s inaugural ranking of global tourism locations with the best potential for investment. The balmy Maldives is second, while Asian business hub Hong Kong has placed third. Cathy Mullan explores the winning locations. 

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards

fDi's inaugural Tourism Editor's Choice Awards for tourism single out the countries that have devised specific and successful strategies to attract investment. Belize, Croatia and Jamaica are just three of the countries punching above their weight, reports Cathy Mullan.

Hong Kong now world’s most expensive office market

Demand from mainland companies has pushed up Hong Kong cost-per-desk prices while currency moves have affected London, enabling the Chinese territory to leapfrog the UK capital when it comes to office expenses.

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