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Israel sees rising Chinese FDI

Israel is balancing increased Chinese investment with US suspicions surrounding Chinese tech. 

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Uzbekistan’s deputy PM celebrates bond markets debut

Jamshid Kuchkarov, Uzbekistan’s deputy prime minister, tells fDi about the symbolic importance of the country’s sovereign bond debut to its FDI performance.

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From Locations

On the move: manufacturing’s return to the developed world

Industry 4.0 is giving rise to smart factories that are reshaping the manufacturing industry and redirecting foreign investment onshore. 

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From Locations

Ban Ki-Moon puts faith in next-generation global citizens

Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general of the UN between 2007 and 2016, talks to fDi about the danger posed by short-sighted nationalism.  

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Portugal's tech-fuelled turnaround

Portugal’s economic recovery is in full swing and foreign investors are taking more interest than ever, especially in the tech sector.

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Portugal's fintech takes an international stage

Initially driven by local start-ups, Portugal's burgeoning fintech sector is now attracting foreign companies and fuelling global demand for top-class staff. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Portugal drives forward with mobility tech

Portugal is providing digital solutions for the automotive industry, combining the country’s expertise in traditional and modern engineering. 

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Bochum mayor hails ‘the Berlin of the future’

The mayor of Bochum, Thomas Eiskirch, tells fDi how the German city’s eight universities are fostering a winning talent pool.


Toruń mayor aims to make investment easy

The mayor of Poland’s Toruń, Michal Zaleski, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the city’s foreign investment opportunities and improving ease of doing business.


Rostock mayor celebrates Baltic coast location

Roland Methling, lord mayor of Rostock, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the city’s strategic location, established infrastructure and sectoral specialisms.

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