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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 – Winners

The UK's vote to leave the EU has left Europe in a state of flux. However, thus far this does not seem to have dented London's allure as an FDI destination, as fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 ranking shows. Cathy Mullan reports.

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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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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19   CLOSED February 2018
Aerospace Locations of the Future 2018/19   31.1.18 June 2018
Latin American States of the Future 2018/19   31.1.18 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

Previous Rankings

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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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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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China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

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fDi’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2017/18 – the winners

Singapore takes fDi’s crown once again as Asia-Pacific City of the Future, with Tokyo retaining its second place and Hong Kong rising to third. Cathy Mullan breaks down the results.

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Shanghai wins out as 2017 biotech FDI hotspots are revealed

The biotechnology sector has seen increasing levels of investment and job creation in recent years, and has become an important sector for those charged with investment attraction. Cathy Mullan reports on the locations getting it right. 

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fDi’s Island Economies of the Future 2017/18 – Sri Lanka takes the summit

Sri Lanka has been named fDi’s Island Economy of the Future for 2017/18, with Cyprus and the Dominican Republic ranking second and third. Cathy Mullan reports.

Sri Lanka retains most diversified island economy crown

The second annual fDi Diversification Index for Island Economies has again determined those locations that have the most diversified greenfield foreign investment portfolio. Sri Lanka and New Zealand remain in the top spots, while the Dominican Republic rises to third place. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Asian cities loom large in life sciences

Asia has been the destination for much life sciences investment since 2012, with city-state Singapore jostling with China’s Shanghai for top billing, and other regional cities appearing in the top 25.

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fDi American Cities of the Future 2017/18 – New York triumphs again

New York has once again been named fDi’s American City of the Future, topping the 2017/18 rankings, while San Francisco has held on to its second position with Houston third. Meanwhile, Canadian cities have shown most notable movement in the list, as Cathy Mullan reports. 

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fDi Reinvestment Ranking 2017: Singapore takes top spot

An assessment of FDI expansions reveals which locations enjoy the most follow-up investments and why. Cathy Mullan analyses the results.

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Amsterdam top in Benelux FDI ranking

With the number of FDI projects into the Benelux region reaching a 12-year high in 2015, cities across these three countries are rapidly developing into foreign investment hubs. Naomi Davies reports on the top-performing cities when it comes to attracting projects.

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Polish Cities of the Future 2017/18

Warsaw has retained the title of fDi’s Polish City of the Future for 2017/18, with Krakow remaining in second place and Wroclaw rising to third. Cathy Mullan reports. 

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