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Gaborone mayor plays to city's strengths

The mayor of the Botswanan capital of Gaborone tells fDi that the city is keen to exploit its expertise in diamond cutting and argibusiness.

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Leiden mayor backs city's academic and collaborative credentials

The historic Netherlands city of Leiden may have a small population but it is big on quality, mayor Henri Lenferink tells fDi.

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Zwolle mayor highlights collaborative route to success

Zwolle in the Netherlands has many attributes but it is its collaborative spirit that drives its ability to attract investment, says mayor Henk Jan Meijer.

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Leiden science park puts vast experience to good use

Leiden Bio Science Park is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. However, there is nothing old-fashioned about its approach to science or attracting investment.

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Eindhoven mayor hails the power of partnerships

After near-bankruptcy in the 1990s, Eindhoven has bounced back – thanks to the combined efforts of private and public partners and knowledge institutes, mayor John Jorritsma tells fDi.

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Eindhoven uses its Brainport

Having repositioned itself as a knowledge centre, Eindhoven now boasts 'the smartest kilometre in Europe', and is responsible for one-fifth of private R&D in the Netherlands. 

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Zwolle hopes to square the Netherlands' power triangle

A growing population, a healthy economy and specialities in a diverse range of sectors are fuelling Zwolle’s ambitions to join the Netherlands’ power trio.

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Inside fDi: SDGs can help FDI get over GDP break-up

With foreign investment and GDP seemingly undergoing a messy divorce, Courtney Fingar is urging the newly single, and struggling, FDI to strike up a relationship with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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Tourism Investment 2018: global greenfield investment trends in tourism

The tourism sector can serve as a strong pillar of growth for countries of all economic stripes, but sometimes struggles to be taken seriously as an economic engine

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Unctad director looks for upside to FDI decline

Unctad's director of investment and enterprise, James Zhan, talks about the reasons for the global drop-off in FDI flows.

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