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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.


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. 


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.

From News

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.

From News

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.


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.

From News

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.

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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