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Tbilisi hopes infrastructure improvement, location will boost economy

Tbilisi is well placed between continents to be a trade, transport and tourism hub. Its mayor tells Courtney Fingarhow rail developments and regenerating its old town will realise these goals

Inside fDi: Sweet home away from home Lviv

The wave of natural disasters that swept the globe in recent months did not spare Courtney Fingar'shome state of Alabama. Amid the worry and despair, a letter of sympathy from a Ukrainian mayor showed how one kind gesture can lead to unlikely new friendships and perhaps even new business opportunities

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Egypt tries to stabilise via welfare and jobs

Ministers are focusing on the essentials to bring order to post-revolution Egypt. Boosting production of core crops such as rice, corn and wheat is vital, as well as creating jobs in manufacturing and agriculture writes Courtney Fingar

Global FDI shows green shoots after post-crisis collapse

After the major decline in FDI in 2009, the figures for 2010 released by fDi Intelligence show strong signs of a recovery in greenfield investment

Software and IT overtakes financial services as leading FDI sector for projects in 2010

The software and IT sector saw increased FDI in 2010, pulling ahead of financial services as the leading sector for FDI projects in 2010.

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Egypt's PM tries to reassure foreign investors

Egypt's new prime minister, Essam Sharaf, acknowledges the challenges ahead, but says the future is bright in an exclusive interview with fDieditor Courtney Fingar

Mipim interviews: European mayors

The mayors of six major European cities tell Spencer Anderson and Courtney Fingar about the signature development plans and projects they hoped to promote at the Mipim 2011 global real estate gathering

Inside fDi: Why zero percent growth is still quite something

The latest Global Outlook Report has given Courtney Fingara new perspective on 2010. While zero growth, rising unemployment and soaring prices confirm that last year is not one we'd want to repeat in a hurry, there were encouraging signs too. The road ahead may be bumpy, but all the indicators suggest we've finally turned a corner


Mipim interview: Vladimir Lybanev, head of Tuapse district, Russia

The head of administration for Russia's Tuapse district tells Courtney Fingarabout how the Black Sea coastal region can draw in tourists to boost its economy, particularly during the 2014 Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi

Asia-Pacific real estate set for 'wall of money'

Investment funds eye opportunities in Asia-Pacific, with China and Australia particularly popular

Global greenfield investment trends

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Research report

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