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Can Saint Vincent and the Grenadines take flight as a tourism hotspot?

While Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is known for its outstanding beauty and clear seas, the country has yet to reach its full economic potential. To this end, hopes are pinned on a new international airport, although it plans to remain non-mass market, as Courtney Fingar reports.

Inside fDi: A 2016 survival guide, FDI-style

The latest fDi Report, examining crossborder statistics and trends from 2016, tells a largely positive story for global greenfield investment. However, as Courtney Fingar explains, the more tumultuous events of the year may take some time to show their full impact.

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Panama foreign trade vice-minister on logistical strengths

Néstor González, Panama’s vice-minister of foreign trade, talks to Courtney Fingar about expanding the country’s logistics capabilities with the development of Tocumen airport, and opportunities in mining and a new free zone.

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Armenia’s strategic vision

Armenia is undergoing a period of reforms and evolution, and a new strategy unit has been set up to help determine and drive the country’s strategic vision throughout this process. Aleksandr Khachaturyan, executive director of the Center for Strategic Initiatives of the Government of Armenia and an adviser to the prime minister of Armenia, tells fDi what this might entail. 

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Moscow economics relations minister turns focus to innovation and infrastructure

Sergey Cheremin, minister in charge of international economic relations for the city of Moscow, is upbeat despite Western sanctions. The Russian capital is focusing on high-tech industries as part of a massive long-term redevelopment scheme, he tells Courtney Fingar. 

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines PM looks to prove point with airport opening

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, ruffled numerous feathers with his plans for an international airport on the small island nation. He talks to Courtney Fingar about the benefits the newly opened project will bring.

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Montenegro tourism minister looks to maintain high-end destination status

Montenegro's status as a high-end holiday destination has grown rapidly over the past decade. The country's minister of sustainable development and tourism, Pavle Radulović, tells Courtney Fingar how it is now seeking 'the right kind of foreign investor' to bolster its hotel offering and potentially improve the service offered by its airports.

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Florence mayor uses local knowledge to keep electorate's faith

Politics may be in turmoil throughout much of the Western world, but in Italy voters still have faith in their directly elected city officials as they have the power to effect change on a local level, according to the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella. He talks to Courtney Fingar about his new urban plan.

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How Vitali Klitschko is fighting Kiev’s corner

Former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has his eyes on a new prize. While, as mayor of Kiev, his reforms to boost transparency are local, he hopes they also boost the national perception of Ukraine as a safe place to invest. Courtney Fingar reports.

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DMCC Free Zone executive director focuses on the ease of doing business

Besides fulfilling the usual criteria of infrastructure, stability and expansion opportunities, Dubai’s DMCC Free Zone also offers investors a dispute resolution service as well as pioneering the use of electronic signatures to ease business pressures. The zone's executive director, Krysta Fox, talks to Courtney Fingar.

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