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Iceland Blue Lagoon

Prepared and balanced: Iceland looks to learn the lessons of the past

Iceland's economic meltdown of 2008 made the country synonymous with the global recession at the time. However, with a cautious recovery now under way – thanks in no small part to a tourism boom – there is a determination in the country to ensure that this growth is better balanced, and it is looking to foreign investment to achieve this.

Putting the diaspora to work

Bringing it back home: putting the diaspora to work

A diaspora has long been an invaluable source of income to those in developing countries. But channelling this capital into public projects that will benefit the country in the long term is a difficult task, and one which only a few are experiencing notable success in.

Bank of Cyprus

From ruin to riches: Cyprus's remarkable turnaround

Within the space of two years, Cyprus has gone from being one of Europe's crisis countries to now having many causes for optimism, with its banks back in international favour and the island's tourism market showing a marked uptick.

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir

Iceland's industry minister looks to rebuild country's reputation

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Iceland's minister of industry and commerce, tells Courtney Fingar about how the country is fighting back after its very public financial crash, and looks ahead to its capital controls being lifted.

Maplecroft highlights terrorism's effect on FDI

The consultancy has analysed the economic situation in global trouble spots. 

A secondary glance

Reconstructing Russia’s second-tier cities

Far from the Kremlin's corridors of power, Russia's second-tier cities are striving to transform themselves. fDi looks at how the Russian cities of Tomsk, Rostov-on-Don and Tula are trying to attract investors amid geopolitical uncertainty in the region.

Cuenca looks to capitalise on 'retirement home' reputation

The south Ecuadorian city of Cuenca has seen an unlikely influx over the past decade, as North American retirees have moved there to take advantage of its high quality of life and low living costs.

Hyatt checks in to new growth markets

As emerging markets around the world ramp up their tourism offerings, the task of picking out the future stars is a tricky one for the likes of Peter Norman, the senior vice-president of acquisitions and development for the EMEA region at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He tells fDi why numerous locations in the Middle East and Africa are exciting him.

Why investors in Romania are looking beyond Bucharest

Why investors in Romania are looking beyond Bucharest

Investors are looking beyond Romanian capital Bucharest to cities such as Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Brasov and Constanta, and finding growing economies, skills and business capacity. 

Marica oils the wheels of growth

Marica oils the wheels of growth

The discovery of oil off the coast of Marica has transformed the Brazilian city. Keen to ensure this economic good fortune lasts, the city's officials have sought investment in other areas – including tourism and infrastructure – as part of a long-term plan.

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