fDi Markets Newswire:

FDI into coal, oil and natural gas hits decade low

FDI projects in the coal, oil and natural gas sector have been in decline in recent years, and figures for the first half of 2013 paint a bleak picture.

Georgias utility for investment

Georgia's utility for investment

By putting substantial time and resources into investment promotion efforts, Georgia Power is helping to boost the state's economic profile, as well as its own potential client base.

Show of confidence from Brisbane officials on economic outlook

The long-term outlook for Brisbane's liquefied natural gas sector is good, and the wider economy is set to grow, according to Steven Silvester, the director of investment attraction at Brisbane Marketing Economic Development Board.

Myanmar eyes long-term prosperity

Myanmar eyes long-term prosperity

The race to Myanmar is under way, as investors look to get in early to make the most of one of the world's most intriguing propositions. However, despite making some short-term gains, the country's leaders are eyeing the long game.

Ras Al Khaimah posts 8% GDP growth

Ras Al Khaimah has posted GDP growth double that of the United Arab Emirates, according to Peter Fort the newly appointed CEO of RAK Free Trade Zone.

CAR rebel victory throws resource deals into doubt

As the Central African Republic reels from the instability brought about by the overthrow of its government, observers are questioning South Africa‚Äôs role in the country, resource deals signed by the previous regime could be undone.

growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

In profile: growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

At the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa in Cape Town in May, fDi spoke to leading officials from three African countries that are implementing strategies to improve their records for attracting foreign investment.

University of Derby

Derby's warm welcome for business and beyond

Though Derby may appear small when compared with other business hubs in the UK and Europe, this works to the city's advantage, as its business community is welcoming, interlinked and possesses a real zeal to move the city forward.

Japan and Myanmar sign a memorandum of co-operation

Free zones: the potential pitfalls

Free zones are often seen as a cure-all remedy to the problems developing economies encounter when trying to attract FDI. However, the reality is that such projects need careful planning and long-term support if they are to fulfil such wishes, as Barbara Njau discovers.

Annise Parker

Houston, we have an image problem

The US city of Houston has a lot to offer as a business destination, as its strong record in FDI proves. Its only problem, says the city's mayor, Annise Parker, is in trying to shake off outdated negative perceptions.

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