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Tuscany: not just a pretty face

Tuscany: not just a pretty face

Tuscany's beauty is both a blessing and a curse. While its history and image draw in tourists by the million, convincing would-be foreign investors that underneath the picture-postcard views lies a hard-nosed attitude to business is a tricky task, but one its president is tackling head on.

Inside fDi: In a game of fours, forget the bores

You may think that by having the most efficient investment promotion officials money can buy, a country or region has got this FDI lark licked. Well not if they are as dull as ditchwater. On her travels around the world, Courtney Fingar has found that the best places to visit do both charm and efficiency. But don't get her started on those that do neither...

From News

Serbian officials highlight FDI's role in country's recovery

The deputy prime minister of Serbia hopes foreign investment will be able to help the country recover from its economic crisis.

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Dubai Airport Free Zone looks to diversify and expand

The director-general of DAFZ says the zone is to focus on attracting companies from Far East.


Winner's circle: Singapore EDB celebrates another successful showing

Following Singapore’s selection as the top Asia-Pacific City of the Future in fDi’s 2011-12 rankings, Courtney Fingar meets with Dr Beh Swan Gin, managing director of the city-state’s Economic Development Board, to get his reaction.

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Al Anbar governor charts province's progress

The governor of the Iraqi province of Al Anbar updates Courtney Fingar on the area's progress, including news of a $1bn fertiliser project.

Inside fDi: It's the bullet you don't see that kills you

In search of fDistories, Courtney Fingar has not shied away from conflict zones, yet the frightening incidents in these areas have been few and far between, all of which begs the question: does risk continue to be risky when you know it exists and can therefore prepare for the worst?

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From Rankings

Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2011/12

Singapore has retained its position at the top of fDi's Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future ranking, ahead of Shanghai and Seoul. Chinese cities performed particularly well, but the effects of recession and natural disaster have seen Tokyo fall from second place to ninth. Rachel Craigreports.

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Iraq seeks telecoms boost

Iraqi telecoms professionals call for government help in fulfilling potential.

Toyota leads the way as auto-makers increase the number of FDI projects in 2011

The automotive sector has seen an increased number of investments in  2011 compared to 2010, with Toyota, Volkwagen and Ford leading the way with the most investments.

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Corporate location benchmarking tool

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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.

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