fDi Markets Newswire:

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.

A revival made in Sheffield

A revival made in Sheffield

Once the poster child of the UK's industrial decline, Sheffield's recession-defying growth in recent years has been based around the city and surrounding region using its past as a steelmaking and mining centre to embrace more modern technology, all backed up by training programmes supplying a steady stream of engineering talent.

Sheffield shows its digital talent

Sheffield is famous for a number of reasons, but another may soon need to be added to the list as the city continues to make a name for itself in digital media and the creative industries.

Forget Paris

French cities prove that size isn't everything

Paris may attract the lion's share of France's FDI inflows, but the leaders of other French cities – Toulouse, Nice, Marseille and Lille – argue that there are just as many opportunities for investment elsewhere in the country, with specialist hubs and clusters growing in the life sciences, aerospace and textiles sectors.

Lithuania's prime minister gets down to business

In the four months since his election, Lithuania's prime minister, Algirdas Butkevičius, has already made tangible improvements to the country's business climate. He tells fDi how he is working closely with investors to further simplify regulation, improve the tax system and encourage growth.

Is the US's R&D star fading

Is the US's R&D star fading?

As budget cuts loom in the US and businesses move their funding to growth regions such as China, fDi looks at whether the US's reputation as a global leader in R&D is under threat?

Drooms moves with the M&A market

Drooms moves with the M&A market

Jan Hoffmeister, the managing director of global virtual data room provider Drooms, explains how important it is for the company to remain limber and adapt to emerging M&A trends.

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.

California experiences a high-tech manufacturing resurgence

California’s Silicon Valley has experienced an increase in high-tech manufacturing activity in the past few years, making Santa Clara County one of the US's leading specialised manufacturing hubs.

FDI in software and IT services up in January 2013

Hit by a disappointing end to 2012, the global software and IT services sector has recorded an increase in FDI flows in the first month of 2013.

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