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adding value

Chamber of Commerce president looks to add value to Düsseldorf's offering

Its central location has helped attract foreign investors to Düsseldorf, but proactive measures such as creating a one-stop shop for Chinese investors are crucial to spread the word, Andreas Schmitz, the president of the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce, tells Wendy Atkins.

a taste of asia

How Düsseldorf offers a taste of Asia in Germany

Düsseldorf has been a popular destination for Japanese businesses wanting to set up a European base since the 1980s, and more recently Chinese companies have followed suit. Wendy Atkins looks at what the city offers investors from the Far East as well as the rest of the globe.

a warm welcome

Düsseldorf lays out the welcome mat for overseas workers

One of Düsseldorf's key focuses is in providing a high quality of life for both its citizens and overseas workers. Wendy Atkins reports on the progress it is making.

a full house

Could Düsseldorf’s property market fall victim to its own success?

While Düsseldorf’s real estate market is attracting investment and helping to drive urban renewal in the city, some observers fear the redevelopment of business premises into residential areas will push out manufacturing and office space. Wendy Atkins reports.

standing out
From Locations

Standing out from the crowd: the rise and rise of digital hubs

As technology continues to connect the world, digital hubs are forming from Edinburgh to Nairobi, attracting both talent and investment. But what attributes are essential to the formation of such a cluster? Wendy Atkins investigates.

mastercard's buying

Buying spree helps MasterCard expand global footprint

MasterCard's growth over the past decade has been rapid, both in terms of value and global reach. The company's international markets president tells Wendy Atkins how an acquisition and expansion spree has aided this growth.

wallonia's property

Wallonia's property pick-up

Thanks to imminent legislation, Belgium’s Wallonia region looks set to become more attractive for real estate investors. Wendy Atkins reports.

From News

Polish tax plans spark investor jitters

Plans by Poland’s populist government to target multinational companies could make the country's tax system unpredictable

Svartsengi geothermal power station

Cool runnings: why colder locations are winning data centre business

The need for data – and therefore data storage – is getting higher by the day. But while data centres in the past have looked to locate near large cities, the low energy costs of countries in colder climates – such as Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden – are coming more and more into favour. Wendy Atkins reports.

From Sectors

BPO moves its focus back to service

Technology is helping the outsourcing industry to shed its image as existing to offer little more than a cutting costs, and this looks set to alter how investors make location decisions.

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