fDi Markets Newswire:

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.

Finland finds opportunities in Nokia's downturn

Finland finds opportunities in Nokia's downturn

Finland has been hit hard by the downturn in the fortunes of phone firm Nokia, but the wealth of expertise and the spirit of enterprise that made the company such a success has been channelled into a fertile nursery of start-ups.

Macedonia switches on to IT

Macedonia switches on to IT

While some IT hotspots in central and eastern Europe are overheating, with rising demand leading to a hike in wage expectations, Macedonia is positioning itself to take advantage, investing in developing the IT expertise of its graduates and establishing a business incubator to assist new businesses.

Finland president seeks better self-promotion

Finland president seeks better self-promotion

With its good business climate, highly educated workforce and large neighbouring countries, Finland should be easily marketable to investors but, according to the country's president Sauli Niinisto, the country needs to work harder at promoting its merits and pushing for more inward FDI.

North America and China trade insults

North America and China trade insults

As animosity between North America and China grows, North America is being increasingly protectionist in its FDI policies, which Chinese investors are rebuffing with claims that they lack clarity and transparency.

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