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Bostjan Skalar

Waipa chief calls for focus on sustainable development goals

Waipa's newly appointed executive director, Bostjan Skalar, tells Jacopo Dettoni why developing countries must focus on priority markets and sustainable development goals in an uncertain economy.

Suma Chakrabarti

EBRD president hopes for Silk Road boost to central Asia

The EBRD registered record levels of investment in central Asia in 2015, and also welcomed China as a member. Its president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni why China's modern Silk Road initiative could provide multiple benefits to the region.

Vietnams perfect placement

Vietnam's perfect timing and placement brings FDI rewards

Its cheap labour and proximity to China are already luring major investors, including South Korean conglomerate Samsung, into Vietnam. And recently signed trade agreements look set to further consolidate the country's position as a major FDI player in south-east Asia.  

Kra Canal Project chief spells out win-win advantages

Pakdee Tanapura, the international director of the International Executive Committee for the Study of the Kra Canal Project, tells Jacopo Dettoni why the construction of the canal will provide a boost to a the struggling Thai economy, as well as to the trade routes of China and the rest of south-east Asia.


Can Europe deliver on 2015's FDI growth promise?

The year-on-year increase in European FDI inflows in 2015 appears promising at first glance, but behind the headline figures lies a more complicated picture of a region still struggling against economic and political tides to return to pre-crisis levels of prosperity. 

From Locations

Q&A: OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría on Europe's prospects for growth

Tech plus talent is the recipe for attracting investment into Europe, but reforms and more integration are also necessary, says the OECD’s secretary-general.


Warsaw: an engine for growth in Poland and beyond

Companies such as Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble have all relocated major operations to the Polish capital of Warsaw, drawn by its human capital, large local market, easy access to regional customers and improving infrastructure. And with steady national growth forecast, more are likely to follow. Jacopo Dettoni reports.


Warsaw increases office space, but has it gone too far?

With completions approaching record levels, rents for office space in Warsaw are falling and vacancy rates are expected to rise. However, prestigious developments in the city are capable of attracting blue-chip tenants, such as Samsung and Goldman Sachs.

Warsaw’s property market has room for growth, says expert

Warsaw has a steadily improving quality of life, a range of commercial districts and competitive rents, and, says Pawel Dębowski, real estate partner at law firm Dentons, more developments are on the way.

From News

Mongolia struggles against investor "apathy"

Attendees at a conference in Hong Kong admit that investment in Mongolia has taken a hit in recent years, but maintain that the country still holds significant investment potential. 

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