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Lithuania finance minister eyes leading 'technovation' role

Vilius Sapoka, Lithuania’s minister of finance, tells fDi about the country’s growing tech hub and burgeoning start-up scene, or ‘Litechnia’, as he calls it.

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Is Lebanon back in the investment game?

Lebanon is a step closer to political stability and greater FDI viability following the formation of its government and the release of McKinsey's national economic vision. 

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Tourists and real estate investors home in on Porto

‘Discovered’ by tourists in recent years, Porto is welcoming records numbers of visitors and experiencing soaring rental and property prices. 

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Porto: from gloom to economic boom

Reclaiming its role as a global city for business and tourism, Porto is witnessing rapid transformation and record highs as it pushes aside years of economic decline.

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Porto mayor sees strength in clusters

Rui Moreira, mayor of Porto, tells fDi about the city’s business boom and explains how its many sector-based clusters will keep it firmly on the radar of foreign investors.

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Porto shows that it's not just a pretty place

While the tourists and real estate developers flock to Porto, the city is strengthening its appeal to investors in a number of areas, as fDi discovers.

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EBRD pledges an active 2019

EBRD invested €2bn in the southern and eastern Mediterranean in 2018. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Investment shortfall in Lebanon

Lebanon’s cabinet has unlocked $11bn in foreign development loans. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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fDi Renewable Energy Investments of the Year 2019 - the winners

Asia-Pacific is the leading destination for greenfield FDI in renewable energy, while the US is the top country and Dubai the top city.

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Why renewable energy supply to emerging markets is key

Anders Wijkman, a member of the global think tank Club of Rome, talks to fDi about the urgent need for renewable energy investment in emerging markets.

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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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