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fDi’s Latin American States of the Future 2018/19 – the winners

São Paulo ranks first in an inaugural study of states in Mexico and South America. 

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fDi's Top US Counties 2018: big cities bring home the investment

Research shows that the areas attached to large cities are taking the lion's share of investment.

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fDi’s Top Tiger Cub Cities 2018: Ho Chi Minh shows its claws

Which cities are doing the best job of enticing investment in the ‘tiger cub’ economies of south-east Asia?

Rankings schedule

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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19   CLOSED February 2018
Aerospace Locations of the Future 2018/19   CLOSED June 2018
Latin American States of the Future 2018/19   CLOSED June 2018
Global Free Zones of the Year 2018   18.5.18 October 2018
Digital Economies of the Future 2018/19   11.6.18 October 2018
Global Cities of the Future 2018/19   13.8.18 December 2018
Polish Cities of the Future 2019/20   10.10.18 February 2019
Smart Locations of the Future 2019/20   10.10.18 February 2019
Biotech Locations of the Future 2019/20   14.12.18 April 2019

Global Free Zones of the Year 2018

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Could your free zone be fDi’s Global Free Zone of the Year 2018

In October 2018, fDi Magazine will crown its 2018 Global Free Zones of the Year, recognising the most promising free zones across the world. We are looking for those free zones which offer the best investment environments and prospects for business expansion and economic development.

We are inviting investment promotion agencies, free zone operators, local and regional
governments, as well as economic development units to supply additional information about their
free zones, by completing a short survey detailing your zone’s occupancy rates and incentives.

Click here to enter

Closing date for submissions: 18 th May 2018
Publication date: October 2018

Contact: cathy.mullan@ft.com
+44 20777 6717

Previous Rankings

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Mozambique tops 2017 Greenfield FDI Performance Index

Which countries outperform their size when it comes to generating greenfield FDI?

Russia claims fDi Diversification Index hat-trick

Russia continues to lead the fDi Diversification Index, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador.

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fDi’s Aerospace Cities of the Future 2018/19 – the winners

Singapore retains its leading position as fDi’s top city for aerospace investment.

Sri Lanka most diversified island economy again

Sri Lanka and New Zealand remain at the top of the table of diversified island economies, while Malta has risen to third place.

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Where do German companies invest?

A look at Germany’s recent outward investment history shows China is the preferred destination. 

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fDi Manufacturing Locations of the Future 2018/19 – the winners

The US has been crowned fDi Magazine’s Manufacturing Location of the Future for 2018/19, with China and Singapore completing the top three. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Singapore leads AI destinations ranking

To determine what makes a good destination for an investment in artificial intelligence or robotics, fDi examined a range of investment subsectors and married this with some economic factors. Cathy Mullan examines the results.

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Singapore retains FDI reinvestment crown

Singapore is again the lead city in fDi's ranking assessing reinvestment levels, with London second and Bangalore third. Naomi Davies looks at the results.

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fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 – Regions

Paris Region has ranked first in the fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 regional ranking, clinching the top spot from previous winner North Rhine-Westphalia, which now finds itself in third place. Cathy Mullan reports. 

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From Rankings

fDi Strategy Awards 2017 - Invest Hong Kong leads the way

Invest Hong Kong has been named the best investment promotion agency of the year in fDi’s 2017 Strategy Awards, with organisations from Chicago and Colorado Springs to Karachi and Krosno also winning accolades for their economic development efforts. Cathy Mullan reports.

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18: Thailand triumphs in inaugural awards

Thailand has topped fDi’s inaugural ranking of global tourism locations with the best potential for investment. The balmy Maldives is second, while Asian business hub Hong Kong has placed third. Cathy Mullan explores the winning locations. 

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From Rankings

fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC Free Zone has achieved a hat-trick, winning Global Free Zone of the Year for the third time running. Compatriot Jebel Ali Free Zone is runner up for the second year, with other award winners hailing from all around the world. Cathy Mullan reports.

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