fDi Markets Newswire:

Communications FDI up in second half of 2013

FDI into the communications sector experienced month-on-month growth in the second half of 2013.

IPsoft

Software company IPsoft comes out from the background

Providing IT solutions for back offices is not the most high profile of businesses to work in, and this goes a long way to explaining why New York-based software company IPsoft is little known outside its core market, despite having offices located around the globe. Will its focus on 'autonomics' bring the company out of its relative obscurity?

Lights, camera, investment: making big money from the big screen

Lights, camera, investment: making big money from the big screen

California, once the undisputed home of the film industry, is facing increasingly stiff competition from as far afield as the UK and India, as other locations wake up to the possibilities of this lucrative industry and attempt to attract production companies with incentive packages.

On top of the world: Frankfurt’s financial centre is globally renowned

Hessen's strength in depth

Located at the heart of Europe and housing one of the world's busiest airports, the German region of Hessen ticks plenty of boxes for would-be foreign investors. Add to that mix a vibrant ICT sector, a world-renowned financial services industry and a workforce that is as skilled as it is large, and it becomes apparent why Hessen has been a star FDI performer over the past few decades.

Asia-Pacific witnesses decline in communications FDI

Investment into the communications sector in Asia-Pacific has been in decline since 2008.

Ghent launches ICT innovation cluster

A new 26,000-square-metre R&D ICT cluster is being built in Belgium's Ghent Technology Park, with investment from Investment by Ghent University, MG Real Estate and Globalindus.

The US and Mexico join forces for mega-region

The Cali Baja Mega-Region – a new economic development encompassing southern California in the US and Baja California in Mexico – is hoping to drive investment by bringing together the competitive advantages of each area. 

Cardiff carves out a competitive advantage

Cardiff carves out a competitive advantage

The Welsh capital of Cardiff offers all of the benefits of a large city, without the large price tag. Slowly, its relatively cheap but well educated workforce and attractive government incentives are starting to draw companies away from rival English cities.

The north Africa connection

FDI returns to north Africa's telecoms sector

As the discord from the Arab Spring uprisings recedes in north African countries such as Morocco and Egypt, FDI is returning, with broadband and communications infrastructure a prime target for investors looking for high growth potential.

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.

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