Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

New $6bn investment in Iraq oil sector

Switzerland-based heavy engineering company Satarem is investing $6bn to build a new large-scale oil refinery in Iraq.

Nova Scotia covers all bases

Nova Scotia covers all bases

The relatively small and quiet Canadian province of Nova Scotia manages to punch above its weight in the investment stakes, thanks in no small part to its economic development agency, which has taken a creative and thorough approach to attracting FDI.

SMEs lead FDI into Hong Kong

Hong Kong is developing as a destination for small and medium-sized enterprises, which are increasingly leading FDI into the region, while global corporations are also targeting Hong Kong as a base for international headquarters.

Latam M&A up in first half of 2013

M&A deals have experienced a 14% increase in total value in Latin America in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.

New air route opened between India and Birmingham

The UK city of Birmingham is hoping to attract more investment from India after a new air route between the two was opened.

Centre stage

Enterprise zone central to Cardiff's success

The Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone offers businesses a central location and easy access to the city centre, as well as financial incentives. 

Pomeranias power of three

Pomerania's power of three

When it comes to attracting crossborder investment, the Pomeranian region of Poland punches above its weight, helped in large part by Tri-City – three separate municipalities that work together to promote investment. fDi talks to the mayors of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. 

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

South Korea has the unenviable task of setting itself up as an investment destination that can challenge nearby heavyweights China and Japan. However, the innovative use of free-trade agreements and pro-business policies are helping the country establish itself as a gateway into north-west Asia.

Wales starts to make financial sense

Wales starts to make financial sense

The financial and professional services sector in Wales is growing at pace, buoyed by the relatively low cost of salaries in the country and an abundance of graduates. And, with the economic climate forcing an increasing number of companies to seek cost-cutting solutions, the country's appeal is only set to increase.

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