fDi Markets Newswire:

Saxony ignited

Saxony's auto industry clicks into ignition

East Germany's automotive industry used to be the butt of jokes around Europe. Now, however, no one is laughing as the eastern state of Saxony has established a reputation for producing cutting-edge, luxurious vehicles that are in demand around the world.

GM announces $449m investment

US auto manufacturer, General Motors, has announced that it will spend $449m on next-generation electric vehicles and advanced battery technology production.

Nikola Gruevski

The business of managing Macedonia

The successful pursuit of foreign investment to Macedonia in recent years is in no small part down to prime minister Nikola Gruevski's businesslike approach to running his country. He tells Michal Kaczmarski how this approach – combined with a worldwide talent search – is reaping rewards.

Detroit is Canada's top US trading partner: Brookings Institution

A report by US think tank Brookings Institution reveals the major part that the automotive industry plays in US-Canadian trade, with 'motor city' Detroit ranking as Canada's largest US trading partner.

View from Europe: automotive industry needs to address overcapacity

Europe's automotive industry plays a significant part in the region's economy, but manufacturing capacity needs restructuring. 

Investors on the lookout for Spanish bargains

Investors on the lookout for Spanish bargains

As Spain claws its way out of recession, investors are diving back in, keen to make the most of bottom-of-the-cycle prices and newly competitive cost structures. 

Bill Haslam

Tennessee governor takes business approach to attracting investment

The governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, tells Michal Kaczmarski how his background in business shapes his approach to seeking investment and why there is more to his home state than whiskey.

The automotive sector takes the R&D route to revival

The automotive sector takes the R&D route to revival

Car manufacturers are investing their way out of the doldrums by upping their efforts when it comes to R&D, and increasingly partnering with academic institutions to stay ahead of the competition.

Leipzig stands out from the automotive and biotech crowds

Leipzig stands out from the automotive and biotech crowds

Seemingly every FDI-hungry location in the world is eyeing the automotive and biotech sectors, but by focusing on the SME supply chain, the east German city of Leipzig is managing to excel in both areas.

Roberto Maroni

Lombard president looks to shake off Italy's investment shackles

The president of Lombardy on how he is fighting to combat nationwide issues such as high labour costs and excessive bureaucracy in order to make the Italian region more investor friendly.

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