Latest articles from Jacopo Dettoni


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. 


Accessible Astana: how the city's SEZ is attracting investors

Astana’s special economic zone has added to the appeal of Kazakhstan’s capital city and looks set to receive a boost through its proximity to China's planned New Silk Road. Jacopo Dettoni surveys what is on offer.


Astana makes its mark as an investment hub

Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city since 1997, has grown exponentially over the past 18 years and is now central to the country’s future plans, a position emboldened by its hosting of global events such as Expo 2017. Jacopo Dettoni pays a visit.


A vision realised: Astana's journey from small town to investment capital

When Astana was made the capital city of Kazakhstan, few would have imagined that the small, windswept town would become a major central Asian economic hub hosting events such as Expo 2017. However, can it maintain this pace of development? Jacopo Dettoni investigates.

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Iran awaits sanctions end to unleash FDI potential

Foreign companies are renewing relations with Iran in anticipation of an agreement over its uranium enrichment programme. Will the lifting of sanctions allow the country to finally meet its potential as an investment destination? 

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