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Mexico leads automotive FDI ranking

The usual names dominate fDi's automotive ranking, with Mexico, the US, China, Spain and India leading the way. However, the likes of Hungary, Slovenia and Morocco have made headway in the chasing pack. By Sebastian Shehadi

Mercedes plant Kecskemet

Hungarian city of Kecskemét gives Mercedes-Benz the VIP treatment

Known more for its agricultural heritage, the Hungarian city of Kecskemét has turned itself into an automative hub, culminating in a $1.1bn Mercedes-Benz investment. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how senior figures on a local and national scale helped to seal the deal.

Mercedes-Benz bets big on Hungary

Hungary has struck a $1.1bn deal with Mercedes-Benz that has broken the country's record for a single greenfield investment in car manufacturing.

An automotive choice TVR puts faith in Wales

An automotive choice: TVR puts faith in Wales

South Wales is rapidly becoming an automotive hub, with both TVR and Aston Martin announcing major projects in the region. Courtney Fingar reports.

Carmakers think local to sell global

Carmakers move to a more localised model

The world’s three biggest automotive companies – Toyota, GM and Volkswagen – are starting to see global sales markets as individually targetable rather than one homogenous whole. Lillie Guyer looks at how each is altering its international strategy.

Is Michigan's auto industry coming out of reverse

Is Michigan's auto industry coming out of reverse?

Michigan’s car industry has made a return to form, rising to become the top global state for FDI, while Mexican and Chinese cities and states perform well.

Europe's car industry bullish in face of VW scandal

Volkswagen’s woes in the wake of the emissions scandal may not necessarily spread throughout the car industry, say regional experts.

Mexico motors on as automotive sector maintains FDI appeal

Mexico’s automotive sector has endured well, increasing inward FDI at a time of stagnation. 

Arkadiusz Bak

A little effort: why Poland's small cities should not be bypassed

Arkadiusz Bak of Poland’s ministry of economy explains why some of the country’s smaller cities should not be overlooked by foreign investors, but stresses that these locations also have to take a more proactive approach to FDI.

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When FDI fails: learning the lessons of international expansion

The complexities of overseas expansions are often overlooked in the bid to tap into new growth markets. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it takes to crack foreign markets. 

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