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lucic

Croatia investment chief looks to attract tourists and IT

Zdenko Lucić, managing director of the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness of Croatia, talks to Courtney Fingar about the country’s growth industries of tourism and technology, and a refocus on quality investments.

Google investment boosts China's AI aspirations

Google's first Asian AI centre highlights China's increasing prominence in machine learning.

Nestle

Nestlé opens up to millennials in Rosslyn HQ

Having relocated to Rosslyn, Virginia, Nestlé’s new US headquarters have been carefully designed to attract and retain young talent, with open-plan spaces to encourage collaborative working and creative thinking. Erika Morphy reports.

Foxconn

Will Foxconn’s blockchain initiative catch on?

Foxconn Technology Group’s finance arm partnered with Dianrong earlier in 2017 to launch a blockchain-based supply chain finance platform that effectively left banks on the sidelines. Erika Morphy reports on its impact.

Hilton

Hilton plans for long African stay

Hotel group Hilton is planning a major push into sub-Saharan Africa, which involves the opening of about 100 hotels over five years and includes conversions and new-builds in the mix. Wendy Atkins reports.

fDi Investors of the Year 2017: Amazon ranks top for second year

Logistics company Amazon and Regus have ranked as fDi’s top investors for 2017, followed by Germany-based Deutsche Post. Raquel Muñoz reports.

Egypt projects

fDi Projects of the Year 2017: CFLD top for capital while Kinpo creates jobs

Real estate developer China Fortune Land Development and Philippines-based Kinpo Group have invested in fDi’s Projects of the Year 2017. Raquel Muñoz reports. 

SVG runway

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines looks to make the paradise connection

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the south-east Caribbean is one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet. It is also one of the least-known. As Courtney Fingar discovers, hopes are high that a new international airport will increase its profile.

Hong Kong now world’s most expensive office market

Demand from mainland companies has pushed up Hong Kong cost-per-desk prices while currency moves have affected London, enabling the Chinese territory to leapfrog the UK capital when it comes to office expenses.

From Companies

Swedish companies in expansionary mode

A survey of Swedish finance chiefs found improved confidence and that they are now happier to invest capital rather than repay loans.

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