fDi Markets Newswire:

Latest articles from Companies

fraud
From Companies

What multinationals should know about fraud

In a recent Deloitte survey, 30% of respondents admitted they had experienced fraud. When this involves a third party, the reason is often poor due diligence by companies, who shy away from the costs – both material and of time – of thorough investigation. Erika Morphy reports.

kim
From Companies

East Asian instability and the North Korea question

North Korea’s nuclear arms testing has led to ramped-up sanctions against the country – but also unintended consequences in neighbouring China. It is a reminder to business and political leaders that risks are hard to assess but easy to spread, as Erika Morphy reports.

From Companies

R&D spending rises despite protectionism worries

Leading global companies are increasing spend on R&D in spite of concerns regarding protectionist rhetoric in many significant economies, a report from PwC has found.

the great
From Companies

China and IP ownership: a risk worth taking?

China's record for not recognising intellectual property ownership is a concern for many foreign companies doing business there. But staying away from such a vast market is not an option for an ambitious global player. Erika Morphy looks into ways of avoiding IP pitfalls when doing business in the country.

raising hull

Raising Hull: how culture and investment are resurrecting an English city

The once-prosperous port city of Hull in eastern England has suffered numerous setbacks over the past few decades, resulting in social and economic problems. However, as Richard Gardham discovers, its status as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, and a $420m investment from engineering giant Siemens to build a wind turbine production plant, have given the city genuine reasons for optimism

a screening
From Companies

Europe and US ramp up restrictions on Chinese FDI

The US and the EU are reworking their investment controls to restrict the acquisition of critical technology companies by countries such as an increasingly powerful China, which enjoys access to free markets globally while limiting its own. Philippa Maister reports.

EU sues Ireland over €13bn Apple payment

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gets tough over Ireland’s perceived tardiness in reclaiming funds owed by Apple.

amazon

US and Canadian cities vie for new Amazon headquarters

Talent and housing availability look to be key criteria in retail and tech giant Amazon’s search for a second headquarters location in north America

leigh
From Companies

Viewpoint: A five-point M&A plan for UK companies during Brexit

Although Brexit has raised short-term concerns over FDI flows, the UK economy’s compelling pro-business characteristics should see flows continue at a robust rate. The recent dip in overseas buying of UK companies is also likely to be short-term, though businesses seeking overseas buyers should present the best case to attract foreign corporate suitors, says Lord Leigh of Hurley.

Hutchinson latest target of India’s retro taxation

India’s $5bn retrospective demand for taxes, interest and penalty from Hutchinson for a deal done in 2017 could spook investors. N Chandra Mohan reports.

fDi Tools

fDi Intelligence has a portfolio of related products that enable you to get the targeted foreign investment information you need for your role: 

fdimarkets

For real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations, click here

fdibenchmark

To benchmark locations for investment projects, click here

fdireports

For bespoke reports on companies, locations or sectors, click here

Crossborder investment monitor

fDi Markets - Cross border 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.

Click here to find out more about fDi Markets

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.

Click here to find out more about fDi Benchmark

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.

Find out more.

 
Join the fDi Forum on LinkedIn
 
Join fDi Rankings on Linkedin
 
Follow us on Twitter