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Businesses should capitalise on favourable IP and R&D tax rules

A new report identifies the key factors that should be considered  when choosing a location for intellectual property and research and  development activities, and looks at the advantages of different European tax regimes.

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World free zones essential to pull global economy out of crisis

The chairman of the World Free Zone Convention highlights the importance of the world's free zones.

William Chong Wong, Honduras finance minister

Demand dwindles in Honduras as tourism and trade falters

Courtney Fingartalks to Honduras's finance minister William Chong Wong about the possible effects economic problems in the US will have on the country, and how violence on the mainland is threatening the tourism trade. 

Inside fDi: In a decade of change, some things remain the same

In the ten years since fDiMagazine was launched,Courtney Fingar has observed both changes and consistencies in the global economic picture.

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China clarifies its social security requirements for foreign workers

A new measure is being introduced in China to clarify the level of social security insurance required for foreign workers, but it will cost both employers and employees alike.

From Locations

Hermosillo, Mexico: city of the future

Xavier Gándara, the mayor of Hermosillo, in the state of Sonora, Mexico, talks to Courtney Fingarabout what the city can offer investors, and how a thriving tourism sector shows that security issues are under control

From News

Ukraine and the Crimea invest in infrastructure to boost tourism

In ten years time, Ukraine and the Crimea aim to attract 20 million tourist per year. Speaking at the International Black Sea Economic Forum, vice prime minister and minister of infrastructure of Ukraine, Boris Kolesnikov explained how investing in infrastructure will help the country reach this goal.


Abdul Karim al-Luaibi: showing the world Iraq's potential

Iraq has made solid progress in developing its oil capabilities and has ambitious plans to increase production further, according to its minister of oil, Abdul Karim al-Luaibi.


Building a future: Iraq's race for oil refineries

Iraq's dated oil infrastructure desperately needs updating and expanding so it can meet increasing demands. The government has ambitious plans, but can it engage the international oil companies to invest in them?


Iraq braces itself for US security withdrawal

Insurgent attacks have been falling in Iraq over the past few years, but as US and allied troops prepare to exit the country later this year, security issues are again coming to the fore. 

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