Latest articles from Sebastian Shehadi

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fDi's Virus Diaries: “We’re still receiving new investor attention”

How Portugal’s investment promotion agency, Aicep, is coping with lockdown conditions.

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Rwandan tourism chief plays the numbers game

Belise Kariza, chief tourism officer at the Rwanda Development Board, tells Sebastian Shehadi why and how the country’s tourism market and visibility is growing fast. 


Bolivian minister hails tourism increase

Bolivia’s vice minister of tourism explains why tourists are looking at one of South America's less explored destinations. 

From Locations

Hard target: how foreign investment can help hit the SDG goals

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a hot topic, but are seen by many as setting unreachable targets by the 2030 deadline. Could FDI provide a solution?

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Sun, sea, sand and surgery

With a growing number of people travelling abroad to obtain healthcare, medical tourism has become a booming industry. 

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Is Pakistan back on the tourist trail?

Having experienced issues with security and bureaucracy for decades, Pakistan is making a comeback as a tourism destination. 

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How the Suez Canal Economic Zone is aiding Egypt's economic resurgence

Combining a strategic location with an investor-friendly environment, Egypt is ensuring its Suez Canal Economic Zone is primed for foreign investment. 


Spotlight: Serbian free zones

Serbia’s 15 free zones are driving forward an ongoing flurry of foreign investment in the country’s buoyant manufacturing scene, especially in automotives.

Free zone FDI stable in 2019

Foreign investment to free economic zones around the world remained stable in 2019, according to preliminary data from fDi Markets.

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Why Serbia is back in favour with investors

After a sharp drop in 2012, FDI into Serbia has flowed back, with improvements in employment and public debt accompanying a healthy rise in GDP.

Global greenfield investment trends

Crossborder investment monitor

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Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

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Research report

fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.

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