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China chows Belarus intentions with Great Stone investment

Belarus is forging relations with China to reduce its reliance on Russia, and a key project under construction is an industrial park near Minsk that has the approval of both heads of state. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Brazil gets serious about tourism

Brazil's tourism sector has been riding on a high-profile wave in the past few years, following its hosting of the football World Cup and Olympic Games, and plans to double visitor numbers and triple revenue by 2022. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines looks to make the paradise connection

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the south-east Caribbean is one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet. It is also one of the least-known. As Courtney Fingar discovers, hopes are high that a new international airport will increase its profile.

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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