Latest articles from Courtney Fingar


Iraq begins building towards long-term prosperity

Security issues, corruption problems, processes bound up in bundles of red tape... The problems facing companies wanting to do business in Iraq are myriad, but the country's promise – as one of the world's leading oil and gas producers – makes such short-term hurdles a price worth paying.

Inside fDi: The bull in the bear market

Focus on the developing economies and rising super powers in the east has distracted us from the galloping multilateral growth currently taking place in the Americas. Europe better watch out, says Courtney Fingar, as competition is now coming from both sides

Tourism in Tuapse: Russia's Riviera

A Mediterranean climate and stunning coastline makes Tuapse a holiday haven, yet few Westerners venture there. But as neighbouring Sochi prepares to host the 2014 Olympics and resorts throughout the region scramble to up their game, that could be about to change

Project shows constraints and possibilities of Tuapse development strategy

Building up industry and supporting economic growth while also encouraging tourism and protecting natural heritage is a tricky task, even more so in a small space. The story of one investment project in Tuapse illustrates both the conflicts that can arise from a dual industrial-tourism development strategy, and the solutions that can be found. Courtney Fingarreports

Tuapse conflict on interests

Industry and tourism in Tuapse: a conflict of interests?

Perched on the temperate Black Sea coast, Tuapse is important for tourism, while its port makes it a major player for trade. The trick is stimulating industrial development while protecting the region’s golden goose – tourism

A plan for prosperity in the Northern Caucasus

A project to create a tourist cluster in the Northern Caucasus is more than just a business proposal, it is a bold attempt to put the region's violent past behind it by making the most of its potential to attract visitors and address local unemployment, writes Courtney Fingar as part of a special report


Yerevan mayor treasures the old while seeking new investments

As Armenia's capital of Yerevan takes its first steps towards the privatisation of key public services, mayor Karen Karapetyan tells Courtney Fingarof his priorities for this ancient city, and his hopes for improvements in relations with neighbouring countries

From News

Scotland woos sovereign wealth funds

Scottish finance minister uses international forum in Edinburgh to encourage SWFs to invest in the country's renewables sector

Florida Gov. Rick Scott
From Locations

North American governors increase biotech focus

Courtney Fingar and Karen E Thuermer talk to regional governors and premiers from around the US and Canada about the promotion of biotechnology and find some very different approaches.

Thomas Menino Mayor of Boston
From Locations

US mayors target biotech boost

Four US mayors talk to Courtney Fingar and Karen E Thuermer about the importance of attracting biotech investment and what it means to their cities.

Global greenfield investment trends

Crossborder investment monitor

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Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

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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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