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Ciklum taps Ukraines talent pool

Ciklum taps Ukraine's talent pool

IT company Ciklum began operations with just four people in an office in Kiev. So, asks Michal Kaczmarski, just how did it get from there to the multimillion dollar, multinational operation it is today?

The app-hub race is one

The app-hub race is on

Mobile apps may be a mainstream business, but the requirements of the companies working within this sector are somewhat unconventional. Therefore, the locations that want to attract these companies must focus as much on fostering the right culture as they do on educating their workforce and improving their business environment.

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.

Poland and Czech Republic fuel growth in FDI

Having driven FDI growth into central and eastern Europe, Poland and the Czech Republic are now looking further afield for investment opportunities.

South Africa seeks a shift in momentum

South Africa seeks a shift in momentum

Long considered Africa's leading economy, South Africa has struggled to maintain momentum in recent years, leading to rising unemployment and a contracting economy. A renewed emphasis on industrial development zones is seen as one way to preserve the country's regional FDI crown.

A star in the making

Cardiff's creative industries take a starring role

Cardiff is emerging as an unlikely hub for the television and film sector, where businesses can access a niche film-making community while getting government support

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.

Smart cities: clever strategies to make them work

Smart cities: clever strategies to make them work

With just a handful of 'smart' cities across the world, the concept is still in its infancy. But while there may not be clear a blueprint for success, some cities are already reaping positive economic rewards for their smart thinking.

Quebecs different approach brings familiar results

Quebec's different approach brings familiar results

The province of Quebec stands out from the rest of Canada for myriad reasons. Its culture and language are obvious examples of this, but its proactive approach to attracting both investment and labour also give the region something to be proud of.

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