fDi Markets Newswire:

UK needs to increase infrastructure appeal: EC Harris

In a recent ranking of global destinations for infrastructure investments, the UK was placed outside of the top 10, a potential blow to the country's plans to seek investment in a new high-speed railway network and nuclear facilities.

Donetsks industrial past gets a refit

Donetsk's industrial past gets a refit

Built on steel and coal, Donetsk Oblast has a long history of industry, but now the region is looking to diversify its offerings. With investment opportunities in new technologies, tourism, logistics and warehousing, backed up by political will, the region looks set to prosper.

Investors wait on Arab Spring countries

Investors wait and see on Arab Spring countries

The Arab Spring protests, and the months of political instability that followed, slowed FDI inflows into north Africa. But rather than pulling out of the region entirely, many investors simply put their projects on hold or moved into other more stable economies such as Morocco and Algeria.

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korea has seen its export-focused economy slow in the global economic downturn, leading its government to launch a fiscal stimulus package to encourage growth and leaving investors hoping that the country can regain its momentum in the long term.

Re-establishing order

Egypt looks to re-establish investor confidence under new rule

The political instability that has engulfed Egypt since the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak has threatened to further suppress the country's FDI inflows and has led to a huge decline in tourism. But with a new democratically elected government, stability should return and with it investor confidence.

View from Asia: August/September 2012

While FDI coming into Asia-Pacific has grown exponentially over the past decade, the current state of play is one of volatility, with the region's ports bearing the brunt of the uncertain economic climate.

Will Ghana's political changes alter investment climate?

With Ghana's opposition party, New Patriotic Party, looking increasingly likely to secure victory in the counry's forthcoming elections, analysts believe that the investment climate is set to change dramatically for foreign investors.

South Australia refines its FDI strategy

South Australia's government has set up a promotional agency in a bid to attract more FDI to the region.

Over-sweetening the deal

Over-sweetening the deal: how US states use incentives to attract investment

Local authorities in the US have long considered incentives to be a good way of attracting companies to invest in their city or state. But with many local budgets suffering from enormous deficits and a long list of companies that have failed to deliver the level of investment or job creation that was expected of them, is this the best way to spend public money?

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

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