fDi Markets Newswire:

Global M&A activity surpassing 2013: Mergermarket

A third quarter report by data provider Mergermarket shows that deal value in the four months has exceeded that seen in the same quarter of 2013.

Bio International Convention

Bio International Convention: the battle for bio heats up

This year's Bio International Convention attracted more than 15,000 attendees, among them an army of economic developers and elected officials hoping to secure investments into the sector. Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives why investors should bet on their locations and whether they see emerging markets as a source of opportunities or competition.

Maharashtra, India

Maharashtra tops India's FDI chart

Hopes are high that the a more business-friendly India will emerge under the stewardship of new prime minister Narendra Modi. But the FDI fortunes of India’s states look to remain disparate until policies and regulations are better coordinated.

Luis Guillermo Solis

Costa Rica's new president springs into action

Costa Rica's new president, Luis Guillermo Solis, has wasted no time in hitting the investment trail. During his first visit to the US, he tells Michal Kaczmarski why inward investment is so important and explains his strategy for making Costa Rica a hub for high-tech companies.

Skills shortage in the UK's life sciences sector: Hays

A survey by global recruiting group Hays has found that the UK's life sciences sector is experiencing a serious skills shortage.

Big resource revolution ahead, claims book

A new book, co-authored by a consulting professor at Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy and the director of consultancy McKinsey & Company, has dismissed concerns about resource scarcity, and said that innovation will enable continued productivity.

The Wallonia connection

Wallonia's biopharma network

For biopharmaceutical companies entering Europe, the Belgian region of Wallonia is proving particularly popular. One reason for this is the service provided by the region’s export and investment agency, AWEX, finds Wendy Atkins

How the biotech bug is spreading

How the biotech bug is spreading

Widely considered the Holy Grail of inward investment, the biotech industry is perceived as possessing relative immunity to economic woes. With such potentially high rewards at stake, more and more destinations are trying to gain a foothold in the sector.

Lower Saxony shows its biotech credentials

Lower Saxony shows its biotech credentials

The Lower Saxony region in Germany is home to the world's largest exhibition hall and an impressive biotech cluster, meaning that the region is becoming a must-visit destination for numerous big names in the industry.

Jack Markell

Delaware governor makes state's presence felt

The US state of Delaware is emerging from its post-industrial decline to embrace investment opportunities and make the most of its geographical location, says its governor, Jack Markell.

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