fDi Markets Newswire:

Overall decline in capacity of global IPAs: World Bank

A report by the World Bank shows that the overall performance of investment promotion agencies is in decline, with a significant proportion failing to respond to investor enquiries.

Dramatic increase in annual consumption in emerging markets: McKinsey

A report by consultancy firm McKinsey Global Institute projects that annual consumption in emerging markets is set to more than double by 2025.

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Tuscany's collaborative spirit

The close relationship between industry and research and education institutions in Tuscany gives the region an edge when it comes to R&D and innovation.

Emerging markets set business example: Tata study

A recent survey shows that companies from emerging markets are looking to the developing world both for the best growth strategies and for expansion opportunities.

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Investors come calling for Africa's telecoms market

As mobile penetration in many parts of the world reaches saturation point, Africa's fast-growing market is attracting the attention of telecommunications businesses. This has provided a boom in the sector throughout the continent, as well as bringing further investment in training and wider infrastructure projects.

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.

Communications FDI into Latam and the Caribbean up 72% in 2011

Communications sector projects entering Latin America and the Caribbean rose to 112 in 2011.

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Have IPAs finally grown to love social media?

While most investment promotion agencies are yet to define a social media strategy, there is almost unanimous agreement that such a strategy can prove key to investment promotion efforts.

Reform agenda opens Myanmar up to foreign investors

Myanmar's economic reform and political change are set to offer further incentives for investors entering the country.

Asia-Pacific set to lead M&A resurgence in the mid-market

As the market for mergers and acquisitions builds momentum, a survey  of advisory firms points to expected growth in the Asia-Pacific market,  particularly in south-east Asia and China.

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