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the high life

Caribbean looks to seize opportunity in medical marijuana market

The growing use of medical marijuana in the US and Canada, combined with increasing legalisation of the drug, is leading to widespread opportunities in the Caribbean countries that have traditionally grown the crop. However, as Adrienne Klasa discovers, the issue remains a controversial one.

haldo topsoe

Angola proves fertile ground for Haldor Topsøe expansion plan

Haldor Topsøe is a well-known name in the chemical, fertiliser and petrochemical industry. The Denmark-based company has an appetite for expansion, employing more than 2700 people across the globe and has made a recent $2bn investment into Angola. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

lille success

Lille: success by design

When Lille beat Sydney to be named World Capital of Design 2020, a few eyebrows were raised. But locals say the French city’s combination of a pleasant environment, well connected location and hi-tech expertise will keep it in the spotlight. Courtney Fingar reports. 

Amsterdam and Stuttgart among Europe’s next office hotspots

Research by JLL predicts medium-sized cities will outperform major European cities such as London and Paris. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Food and beverage FDI shoots up in 2017

FDI in the food and beverages sector has reached its highest level since 2003.

Susann Linde

Loans retain their lustre in Nordic real estate market

While Nordic firms are using more bonds, and are keen to diversify their funding base, their preference for bank loans in the real estate sector shows little sign of waning, as Danielle Myles discovers.

Lennart Sten

Direct investment enjoys Nordic upswing

Private equity funds are expressing ever-greater interest in the Nordic property market, and listed companies are next on their shopping list, writes Stefanie Linhardt.

Swedish money

Fixed income: the next generation of funding

Nordic property firms’ affinity for the bond market has accelerated in recent years. Danielle Myles investigates why.

Sverrir Thór

Nordic property sector builds on firm foundations

With a track record of regular growth, the Nordic property sector presents an attractive destination for investors. High quality assets and political stability suggest that the environment will remain a good risk for the foreseeable future. Sverrir Thór, the editor, economics and finance, Fastighetsnytt, reports.

Helena Olin

Why do Nordic property companies take the high road on LTVs?

When compared with the rest of Europe, Nordic property companies tend to operate with higher loan-to-value ratios. Stefanie Linhardt looks at why this approach works in the region.

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