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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.

The question of responsibility

Accountability moves up the supply chain

Companies are increasingly being held to account for the working conditions in their supply chains, but should the blame for human rights violations be placed on the shoulders of foreign investors?

University of Derby

Derby's warm welcome for business and beyond

Though Derby may appear small when compared with other business hubs in the UK and Europe, this works to the city's advantage, as its business community is welcoming, interlinked and possesses a real zeal to move the city forward.

Japan and Myanmar sign a memorandum of co-operation

Free zones: the potential pitfalls

Free zones are often seen as a cure-all remedy to the problems developing economies encounter when trying to attract FDI. However, the reality is that such projects need careful planning and long-term support if they are to fulfil such wishes, as Barbara Njau discovers.

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.

Can Indonesia keep pace with its own growth

Can Indonesia keep pace with its own growth?

With its investment opportunities almost as numerous as its islands, Indonesia has attracted a significant number of global corporations in the past few years. With no sign of its appeal waning, and a thriving tourism sector to boot, the country is now having to deal with a growing infrastructure deficit.

The design advantage

Locations and companies seek to gain a design advantage

With destinations competing to attract foreign investment, some are attempting to get ahead of the competition by positioning themselves as hubs for design and innovation. 

China redefines its role in Africa

China redefines its role in Africa

For more than a decade, China’s involvement in Africa has brought financial gain to both regions. But how will this relationship develop as China looks to shift away from being an export-led economy?

Macedonia seeks to revive textiles industry

Macedonia seeks to revive textiles industry

For decades the textiles industry was Macedonia's specialty, but the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s caused production to slow dramatically. However, the industry is showing signs of a revival, led by the likes of Comfy Angel and Moda Sveti Nikole, both of which have attracted interest from western Europe.

Investors wait on Arab Spring countries

Investors wait and see on Arab Spring countries

The Arab Spring protests, and the months of political instability that followed, slowed FDI inflows into north Africa. But rather than pulling out of the region entirely, many investors simply put their projects on hold or moved into other more stable economies such as Morocco and Algeria.

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