Latest articles from Courtney Fingar

Russia pushes tourism plan for northern Caucasus

Russia hopes to reinvent the troubled Caucasus region after 2014 Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi

European mayors tout their cities' real estate offerings

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

Inside fDi: Just how comfortable is your comfort zone?

The recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia have scuppered the plans of  many people connected with FDI, including Courtney Fingar.As the two previously investor-friendly north African countries recover from this turbulence, they will also be tentatively waiting to see if foreign investors feel quite the same affinity towards them as they did just a  few months ago


Brisbane is back in business after floods

Brisbane is set to recover well from the recent floods, say officials, and the rebuilding effort will provide a boost to the economy

Vietnam and Istanbul top hotel project ranking

fDi's ranking of the most attractive locations for hotel projects has  thrown up two surprise winners: Vietnam is the leading country and Istanbul tops the city list

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Has the commercial property sector turned a corner?

A host of forecasts and analyses by real estate firms indicates that the commercial property market is recovering. It is still early days, but the figures are stacking up


Getting the measure of FDI

Defining just what is and what isn't an 'FDI' project is tricky enough, without getting into the many ways of measuring and comparing such projects. The Canadian province of Quebec is seeking to cast new light on the subject


Anbar creates economic development council

Iraq province's special council to target foreign investors to aid its recovery from the conflict of the past decade

Inside fDi:Let's spell it out: no more acronyms

It started with a BRIC. Then came the PIGs. And now it seems that no global conference is complete until someone has grouped a load of countries together and, most importantly, made their initial letters into a word. Enough already, says Foreign Direct Investment magazine editor Courtney Fingar, who believes that these acronyms have outserved their purpose

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Inside fDi: Too much swinging misses the target

The aftermath of the global economic crisis has  seen capitalism, and with it globalisation, take a kicking while many clamoured to declare the state as king. Such swings are inevitable  after such a bumpy economic ride, but it must be remembered that a  pendulum can only swing so far until yet another backlash sets it  moving back in the opposite direction.

Global greenfield investment trends

Crossborder investment monitor

fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.

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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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