Over the six years of its life, the magazine has been evolving, as all good products do, and continually adapting to the needs and demands of our corporate readership. That is why, since its launch in the difficult environment of late 2001, fDi magazine has established itself as the world’s leading corporate expansion and inward investment title – recognised internationally as the premier publication for the business of globalisation.
This latest change is our most drastic yet, at least in the cosmetic sense. But, as ever, our editorial focus remains geared towards providing corporate readers with detailed, strategic advice and information unavailable in mass-market business publications.
Our experienced journalists and foreign correspondents continue to provide on-the-ground reporting of the issues and developments that corporate executives must consider when making investment decisions, and the opportunities and risks that await them as they expand their companies around the world. This issue finds fDi reporting from such places as Bolivia, India and Vietnam, and highlighting the potential for projects in locations ranging from the UK county of Kent, to the west Atlantic region of Europe and to the Canadian province of Quebec and the north-east Asian hub of South Korea.
Because companies are interested most of all in what other companies get up to – what they do right and what they do wrong – we devote much ink to revealing the expansion strategies of such companies as Behr, Carlyle Group, Intel and Puma. We track trends in the global information and communications technology sector, Indian R&D, and – with our special 44-page supplement for the Cityscape Dubai event – the booming Middle East property market.
In our efforts to help our corporate readers make informed investment decisions, we meet frequently with political leaders around the world to discuss their efforts to attract foreign investment, improve their business environments and generate economic growth. On these pages you can read about our chats with the finance minister of France, the investment minister of Egypt and the mayor of São Paulo, among others.
It is a lot of ground to cover – figuratively and literally – which is all the more reason for a restyled format that allows for more concise, yet still cogent, analysis. We hope you enjoy this fresher, more reader-friendly design. We have certainly enjoyed gathering this world of information for you.