Latest articles from Wendy Atkins

small regions stand tall

Europe's small regions show competitive edge in fDi rankings

Europe’s brightest business regions are lining up to compete for investment from firms keen to develop their presence in the continent and expand their market share. And as the rankings for fDiMagazine’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/2013 reveal, smaller regions have plenty to boast about.

Communications technology and the transformation of the workplace

Communications technology and the transformation of the workplace

With the emergence of cost-effective and easy-to-use communications technology, many companies are finding financial solutions in more flexible working arrangements, avoiding long-term real estate commitments. But what does this mean for property markets?

A region transformed

Pomerania: from Solidarity to shared services

The northern Polish region of Pomerania, which lies on the Baltic coast, has a long and proud history of shipbuilding. However, boosted by EU funding, the area is undergoing a rapid modernisation, with its infrastructure transformed and its industries venturing into various hi-tech sectors.

From Locations

fDi Magazine's top conference locations 2011

The cities that stand out as International Conference Centres are those renowned for their culture, hospitality and architecture.

RAK beach

RAK carves niche as a luxury destination

An influx of investment into Ras Al Khaimah’s hotels, leisure facilities and airlines is finally pulling in tourists and business travellers and putting the emirate on the map as a luxury destination of choice.

Sheikh Saud: Man on a mission

Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, speaks to Wendy Atkinsabout the importance of securing foreign investment, and the business incentives designed to drive growth, despite the difficult economic and political climate.

Ras Al Khaimah invests in green energy

Its climate, landscape and rapidly growing economy have focused Ras Al Khaimah's attentions on green energy. But any investment in clean energy is as much about profit as it is about protecting the environment

Ras Al Khaimah offers shelter against regional turbulences

While volatility swirls around it in nearby countries, the quiet, stable emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is making a confident case that it can offer a port in the storm for companies looking to serve the Middle East and north Africa region -- and further afield -- from a reliable base.

Expats find the easy life in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is a magnet for expat labour, so what does it have to offer as a potential base?


Logistics industry stays on its toes in response to external forces

Increased online purchasing, high costs and environmental concerns mean the industry is using smaller warehouses, positioning close to demand and looking to port-centric areas

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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