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Inside fDi: Relying on empty rhetoric? That's unsustainable

Every organisation wants to be sustainable. It sounds good and achieving 'sustainability' is popular from the boardroom to the customer. However, says Courtney Fingar, rather than simply plastering the word all over glossy brochures, governments and investors must work out what their version of sustainability actually means.

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Belarus makes bid to attract medical tourists

As medical procedures in developed countries gradually become too expensive or accumulate extensive waiting lists, Belarus is hoping to benefit from the subsequent boom in health tourism by offering comparatively low-cost services. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Istanbul IPA elevates ‘one-stop shop’ concept

Turkey has unveiled Invest in Istanbul, an investment promotion agency that brings government departments and local business contacts together in one place, to ease the process for prospective investors. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Costa Rica plays to its strengths and develops talent

Jorge Sequeira, managing director of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE, spoke to Courtney Fingar about its strategy of concentrating on the business and IT sectors, developing life sciences and manufacturing, and cooperating with businesses to ensure it can offer them the right skills.

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Tbilisi mayor looks to green tourism boom

Davit Narmania, the mayor of Tbilisi in Georgia, tells Courtney Fingar how the city is boosting tourism with better transport access and how it is adding green credentials to its low-tax, low-bureaucracy environment.

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Biała Podlaska mayor looks to make location count

Biała Podlaska in eastern Poland has both the transport connections and a recently established economic zone to offer companies a useful east-west Europe logistics hub, the city's mayor, Dariusz Stefaniuk, tells Courtney Fingar.

Inside fDi: Are China’s brand plans coming to fruition?

China's national brand ranking has edged closer to that of leader the US in a new ranking. Courtney Fingar considers whether this is a sign of a changing of the guard, or a case of the US trumping itself.

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Poland's commitment to FDI put to the test at Krynica forum

While Poland's FDI performance and its competitive edge remain strong, the country's government must be conscious of the message it is sending to investors with nationalist rhetoric, warned participants at the Krynica Economic Forum in south-east Poland the first week of September. 

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Morawiecki: Poland's popularity with investors not dented by political squabbles

Poland's populist government is under fire from the EU and other critics for judicial reforms that have been criticised as detrimental to the rule of law in the country. While the backlash has sparked questions from potential investors, Mateusz Morawiecki, the country's deputy prime minister and minister of economic development and finance, sat down with Courtney Fingar during the Krynica Economic Forum to explain why he remains positive about Poland's FDI prospects. 

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A blend of global and local keeps GE on top

General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt discusses how a localised model can be the natural consequence of globalisation, and why it was necessary to be present in China to consolidate GE’s healthcare business. Courtney Fingar reports.

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