Latest articles from Alex Irwin-Hunt

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Antwerp builds new successes on old

Following renewed impetus from stakeholders across Antwerp, there are ample opportunities for foreign investors in Belgium's second most populous city.

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Antwerp's vice-mayor mixes history and innovation

Antwerp plans to promote both traditional industries and innovative concepts, its vice-mayor tells fDi.

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Antwerp strives for sustainability

Antwerp's authorities are collaborating to foster innovation and sustainability to build on the strengths of its port and chemical cluster.

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Antwerp benefits from retail rethink

Antwerp has long been an attractive retail location in Belgium, while also offering investors an efficient and transparent planning process. 

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Baden-Baden mayor hails collaborative approach

The mayor of Baden-Baden in south-west Germany says that working together with nearby Karlsruhe has helped to bring investment into both cities.

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Fintech Revolut takes a fast route to the future

Digital challenger bank Revolut has made fast progress when it comes to customer numbers, and it is carrying out eye-catching expansion plans too.

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Greenfield investment in UK tech slips

The UK tech sector saw its lowest level of greenfield investment in nine years.

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Ethiopia opens up financial sector

Ethiopia has approved its first foreign finance licence.

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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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