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View from Europe: Think small to boost FDI inflows

Unctad figures regarding disappointing global FDI inflows do not tell the full story, writes Martin G Kaspar – smaller companies are where the potential lies.

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From Locations

NTBs: what you need to know

While trade tariffs are getting all the press, less visible non-tariff barriers (NTBs) might arguably be the bigger impediment to free trade. Martin G Kaspar explains.

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View from Europe: Is India's return to protectionism going under the radar?

By focusing on the US/China trade war, Europeans are missing the rise of Indian protectionism, writes Martin G Kaspar.

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From Locations

View from Europe: Is Europe ready for Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is a long way off, despite all the hype. European companies need to focus on collecting clean – and salient – data if they are ever to get there, writes Martin G Kaspar.

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View from Europe: Foreign investors should not be property price scapegoats

Foreign investors are often blamed for sky-rocketing real estate prices. But the truth is more complex, according to two new pieces of research, as Martin G Kaspar reports.

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What is blockchain – and why should you care?

The news is full of blockchain, but the technology behind it is little understood. And what are its consequences for FDI? Martin G Kaspar explains.

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View from Europe: Mallorca anti-tourism protests should spark concern

Spanish demonstrations against tourism are a cause for concern as the sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, and a major job creator, writes Martin Kaspar.

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From Sectors

Will digitalisation be the end of FDI flows in manufacturing?

Digitalisation, best seen in Industry 4.0, will transform how things are manufactured around the world. This could disrupt current business models and shake up global FDI flows, writes Martin Kaspar.

From Companies

Serving SMEs: why size shouldn't matter to IPAs

Many investment promotion agencies ignore smaller businesses in favour of multinationals. But, as Martin G Kaspar explains, this is the type of business with the least experience and the most need of IPAs’ expertise and support. And even Facebook was small at one time…

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