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London leading European destination for FDI in 2013

London was the most attractive destination for European FDI in 2013, with more than double the number of projects as second placed Paris.

Inditex top investor in 2013

fDi Markets’ list of top foreign investors in 2013. 

Caribbean experiences FDI growth in 2013

Inward FDI in the Caribbean was up by more than 25% in 2013, compared with the previous year.

Global business services expenditure growing, says report

A growing number of companies are moving away from shared services and outsourcing and towards global business services, according to research by KPMG and HfS Research.

New growth plan needed in CEE: McKinsey

A report by global consultancy McKinsey suggests that economies in central and eastern Europe adopt a new growth strategy to reduce the region's reliance on the western European economy.

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense?

Sister city partnerships are not in themselves conduits to economic flows. For both cities to benefit from a partnership, the coupling must be chosen carefully, with relevant connections between the two locations that can translate into real business opportunities.

Felipe Larraín

Chile's finance minister sees fruits of stability

Chile’s minister of finance talks about his country’s reputation for stability, the impact of China’s slowdown and the continued need for economic diversification. 

Cyprus retains stellar reputation for professional services

Cyprus remains rightly proud of the global reputation of its professional services as it continues to be one of the leading jurisdictions for structuring investments into Europe and emerging markets at a competitive cost.

Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Falling visitor numbers from Europe demonstrated to Mauritius the importance of diversifying its economy beyond tourism. Enticing film-makers and developing Port Louis as a trade hub are just two of the ways in which the country’s finance minister hopes to achieve this.

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market?

China’s ambition to compete with India in the global outsourcing market may be hampered unless companies can match their strategy to the industry’s growth areas, and invest in the skills of its people. Duke University’s Arie Lewin shares the findings of a survey that assesses its progress. 

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