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Portugal's long-term education strategy pays off

Portugal’s long-term educational policies are paying dividends, with a high proportion of young people speaking more than one language and even sporting a master's degree. This in turn is attracting international companies and creating conditions that could lure many overseas Portuguese back. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Antigua and Barbuda eye medical tourism as next phase of development

Tourism is Antigua and Barbuda’s lifeblood and it is keen to develop its high-end offering to include medical and heritage tourism. Chet Greene, minister of trade, industry, commerce and consumer affairs, sports, culture and national festivals, tells Courtney Fingar of the country’s plans in these fields

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Colombian president awaits peace dividend

As Colombia finally reaches a long-awaited peace deal, the benefits in the shape of US aid and UN support are already being felt, and president Juan Manuel Santos is confident that investment will follow, as he tells Courtney Fingar.

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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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