Latest articles from Alex Irwin-Hunt

From News

Ethiopia opens up financial sector

Ethiopia has approved its first foreign finance licence.

From News

Unctad: Shanghai best-connected port again

China’s second city tops Unctad’s LSCI ranking. 

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The rise and rise of flexible workspace providers

Flexible office space providers are some of the most active investors worldwide, with WeWork, IWG’s Spaces and Knotel leading the pack.

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Bavaria boosts digitalisation across industries

Bavaria, Germany’s largest federal state by area, has been concentrating its efforts on digitalisation and tech start-ups to stay ahead of the competition. 

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Saxony-Anhalt finds the right chemistry

Saxony-Anhalt in Germany is renowned for its expertise in chemistry, and thanks to its five chemical parks this reputation looks set to soar. 

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Düsseldorf mayor looks to maintain big draw

Düsseldorf's mayor speaks to fDi about the city's commitment to nurturing start-ups while maintaining foreign interest and a good quality of life.

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Mannheim's winning mix proves an FDI draw

Mannheim's mayor is committed to diversifying away from the city's industrial strengths, and fostering its rich culture and flourishing start-up scene. 

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Baden-Württemberg sets out stall as a location for innovation

The German state of Baden-Württemberg has emerged as an innovation hub, as well as a popular location for both the development of AI and R&D operations. 

From News

Brazil marks major rise in FDI

Brazil attracted over 80% more inbound greenfield investment in the 12 months to June 2019 than the previous year. Alex Irwin-Hunt reports.

From Locations

Boris Johnson makes free ports gamble

The UK’s new prime minister favours the development of special economic zones.

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