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Local regeneration set to revitalise Wallonia

Dozens of projects look set to breath fresh life into Wallonia's cities and municipalities, among them Charleroi, Liege, Andenne and Namur, with projects spanning sectors from transport to culture, and from infrastructure to education. 

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Latvia's flexible economy wins back investors' trust

After a spell of economic instability, Latvia appears to be the up, thanks to an improved credit rating, a flexible attitude among the country's businesses and a willingness to enter new markets, particularly with regards to exports. However, its shrinking labour force and the recession in Russia add an element of caution to this growth.

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Switzerland remains attractive to investors

Investor sentiment towards Switzerland may have soured since the country voted against allowing mass immigration in 2014, but research shows that returns on investment in the country are still higher than elsewhere in Europe. 

Pannonia finds a perfect fit in Hungary

Pannonia finds a perfect fit in Hungary

When scouting for a base for its corn-to-ethanol plant, Pannonia Ethanol found Hungary’s skilled workforce and supportive government a winning combination. But public understanding of the industry remains a hurdle for businesses.

The cities behind Germanys FDI success

The cities behind Germany's FDI success

fDi looks at leading German cities and regions – Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Halle, Konstanz, Russelsheim and Hamburg Metropolitan Region – that are attracting the attention of foreign investors. 

Nuremberg aims to get its name heard

Nuremberg aims to get its name heard

Often over­shadowed by the likes of Munich and Frankfurt, the German city of Nuremberg is hoping its comparative cost advantages can convince companies to join its automotive and ICT clusters, among others.

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Europe's car industry bullish in face of VW scandal

Volkswagen’s woes in the wake of the emissions scandal may not necessarily spread throughout the car industry, say regional experts.

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Mali aims for bumper crop in agribusiness sector

Mali's potential in the agribusiness sector is huge, and the country's government is looking to areas such as rice, sugar, cotton, fruit and vegetables, and livestock to boost its economy.

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Nigeria on "right track" says Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba

The new executive secretary and chief executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, has expressed optimism about the country's future.

A global reach: Wallonia makes international waves in aerospace sector

While the region of Wallonia stands out in Belgium for its aerospace offering, its reputation for excellence in the sector goes around the world, and is demonstrated by the number of country partnerships and international clients it can boast.

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