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South Korea launches its international finance centre

South Korea is challenging the status of Hong Kong and Singapore as Asia's leading financial hubs, with the launch of its own international finance centre in Seoul.

High-tech boost for Barcelona

While FDI into Spain has decreased in the first nine months of 2012 when compared with the same period in 2011, Barcelona has experienced a significant increase in FDI in this period.

Myanmar: open for investment

Myanmar: open for investment

The first draft of Myanmar's new and mostly liberal FDI law was passed recently and the EU and the US are set to ease the economic sanctions put in place while the country was under the previous military regime. But despite these positive steps, Myanmar's infrastructure remains weak and investors there face a number of obstacles.

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker explains how his election publicity is helping him draw the attention of businesses to his state and how he plans to take advantage of Wisconsin's strong agriculture sector by increasing productivity through biotech projects.

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia's government is targeting achieving high-income status by 2020, and sees foreign investment as being crucial to it realising this goal. However, it is wary of the country's economy being overdependent on business from overseas.

Shifts to the east benefit Hong Kong and Singapore

As an increasing number of financial services firms look to establish operations in Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore are emerging as the most attractive destinations.

Tunisia tackles post-revolution problems head on

Officials in Tunisia are eager to show investors that Tunisia is a safe place to invest.

Business services boost in Turkey

The Turkish business services sector has experienced a significant increase in FDI, making it the most popular sector in the country in 2011.

Indian and Chinese companies lead BRIC investment charge

Companies from India and China were leading source FDI countries among BRICs in 2011.

Fibre-optic cable funding shows changing face of African project financing

The new west African sub-marine fibre-optic cable uses multilateral development approach to funding.

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