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brisbane

Brisbane is back in business after floods

Brisbane is set to recover well from the recent floods, say officials, and the rebuilding effort will provide a boost to the economy

Vietnam and Istanbul top hotel project ranking

fDi's ranking of the most attractive locations for hotel projects has  thrown up two surprise winners: Vietnam is the leading country and Istanbul tops the city list

real estate

Has the commercial property sector turned a corner?

A host of forecasts and analyses by real estate firms indicates that the commercial property market is recovering. It is still early days, but the figures are stacking up

quebec

Getting the measure of FDI

Defining just what is and what isn't an 'FDI' project is tricky enough, without getting into the many ways of measuring and comparing such projects. The Canadian province of Quebec is seeking to cast new light on the subject

anbar

Anbar creates economic development council

Iraq province's special council to target foreign investors to aid its recovery from the conflict of the past decade

Inside fDi:Let's spell it out: no more acronyms

It started with a BRIC. Then came the PIGs. And now it seems that no global conference is complete until someone has grouped a load of countries together and, most importantly, made their initial letters into a word. Enough already, says Foreign Direct Investment magazine editor Courtney Fingar, who believes that these acronyms have outserved their purpose

From Locations

Inside fDi: Too much swinging misses the target

The aftermath of the global economic crisis has  seen capitalism, and with it globalisation, take a kicking while many clamoured to declare the state as king. Such swings are inevitable  after such a bumpy economic ride, but it must be remembered that a  pendulum can only swing so far until yet another backlash sets it  moving back in the opposite direction.

Iraq central bank governor

Central bank governor says Iraq remains a good long-term investment bet

The governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Dr Sinan Al Shabibi, says that the country's current political instability should not deter investors, and how the Iraqi banking sector could benefit from foreign expertise

African finance ministers

Unabashed: African finance ministers chart course to growth

Courtney Fingar interviews the finance ministers of Cape Verde, Rwanda and Senegal at the IMF-World Bank annual meetings. Read the round-up

Latam finance ministers

Latam finance ministers rising to the challenge

The finance ministers of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago talk to Courtney Fingar at the IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington, DC

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