Latest articles from Spencer Anderson

China Manufacturing

China's cities top in manufacturing

China is the most attractive country for manufacturing, with its cities also topping fDi’s benchmark rankings.

Cover Aug 2011

The growing problem of where to invest in agriculture

As the world's population continues to grow at pace, the problem of food provision is causing a headache for governments the world over. Agriculture investment can go a long way to solving such problems, but deciding where to invest is not so easy.


Technology fuels growth of greenhouse agriculture

Technology is driving the growth of greenhouse-based agriculture, especially in hot countries where arable land and rainwater are sparse


EasyJet taps the business market

EasyJet's director for Europe Mike Campbell talks to fDi about business travel, oil spikes and why the company will never be a long-haul carrier


Island economies look to build on niche appeal

The small size of some island nations can be a source of strength if they can find a competitive advantage and market themselves correctly. But it is also important not to become too reliant on one sector.

From Locations

Global FDI recovery in 2010 sluggish, says report

UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2011 highlights the slow pace of recovery for global FDI, with 2010 figures still 37% below their 2007 peak.

From News

Institutions unite for transparency initiative

Five institutions have joined forces for the Transparency in Trade Initiative, which aims to free up access to influential information on trade policy instruments.

From News

US retools investment promotion structure

New investment promotion agency, SelectUSA, is aiming to help foreign and domestic investors gain access to grants, loans and tax incentives in key locations.

From News

Office leasing spurs European banking sector

Europe's major banking centres are driving high levels of bank office leasing activity, boosting the strength of the banking sector.

From News

Norway's soveriegn wealth fund set to double in size

Norway's sovereign wealth fund is on course to grow 50% by 2030, even with ‘low confidence levels’ factored in.

Global greenfield investment trends

Crossborder investment monitor

fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.

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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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