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From Locations

West Midlands mayor looks beyond Brexit

West Midlands mayor Andy Street tells Sebastian Shehadi why Brexit is not a long-term threat while young Londoners relocate to Birmingham and clean energy firms thrive in the region.

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Braga makes the most of its tech talent advantage

With its university, businesses and government working in close harmony, Braga has transformed itself into a tech hotbed. Now it is eyeing an international stage.

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From Locations

The 5G forces: which destinations are leading the innovation revolution?

The latest generation of mobile broadband, 5G, will soon be deployed in select destinations, but where is leading the way?

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Super 60 secondary cities: closing the gap?

International investors and politicians stand accused of overlooking Europe’s secondary cities. fDi looks at why such a policy is ill-advised.

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Mayor explains why Braga has bragging rights

Ricardo Rio, mayor of Braga, talks fDi about the city’s tech talent and business agenda, which are getting it noticed on a global level.

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How Braga combines tradition and tech

The Portuguese city of Braga is rich in history, but there is nothing ancient about its investment offering. 

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Climate and medtech expertise give Braga a clean and healthy outlook

Braga’s first-class centres for medical research are thriving in conjunction with the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, while ‘clean technology’ research is also becoming a strength. 

From News

Europe least risky region for business: FM Global

Nordic countries have excelled overall in FM Global’s latest Resilience Index, while the Arabian Peninsula is the riskiest for cyber security. 

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From Locations

Why tourism is moving to a cheaper, greener, smarter model

Tourism is big business and tourists are much more demanding, expecting hotels to be eco-friendly, and wanting to be less of a visitor, and more of a local, as fDi discovers.

From News

China makes tracks to invest in Lebanese railway

A rail network connecting Beirut in Lebanon and Damascus in Syria is attracting Chinese attention. 

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