Latest articles from Courtney Fingar

Gov'ts set for FDI 'driver' role - WAIPA conference

WAIPA Panellists say governments will take a proactive role on crossborder investment In the post-crisis world

From Sectors

SWFs back in favour

Despite taking a heavy hit to their portfolios and garnering bad press along the way, sovereign wealth funds are finally starting to be accepted as an integral part of the international investment paradigm, writes Courtney Fingar and Paul Forrest

Tech boost for Buenos Aires

More than 50 companies have set up in Buenos Aires’ technology district since its creation two years ago, city leaders have reported. Modelled on the Barcelona @22 district, the revamped former industrial area close to the centre of Argentina’s capital is attracting technology companies to a neighbourhood once marked by warehouses and brownfield sites.

From Locations

A place to stay

Expatriates moving to work in Ras Al Khaimah are increasingly seeing it as an attractive place to settle and a viable location for their families to live in. For those who choose to stay, the Emirate has much to offer in terms of quality of life

Alessandro Teixeira

Q&A: Alessandro Teixeira - Under utilised

The president of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies spoke to Courtney Fingar on the sidelines of Waipa’s conference in Buenos Aires about how investment agencies could take a greater role in guiding governments’ FDI policy

Profile - Andrus Ansip - An envious record

Profile: Andrus Ansip - An envious record

Estonia’s small budget deficit and flat-tax policy mean that its immediate prospects look decidedly more attractive than many of the eurozone countries it is set to join next year, the country’s prime minister tells Courtney Fingar.

Alex Salmond
From Locations

Q&A: Alex Salmond - Freedom to thrive

The first minister of Scotland tells Courtney Fingar how his hopes of gaining Scotland greater financial freedom from the UK would yield dividends in terms of keeping the country’s industry globally competitive.

Brazil goal teaser

Brazil’s long-term goal

The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics will focus the world’s attention on Brazil. The country’s north-east in particular plans to ensure that the infrastructure and tourism legacies left by these events are built to last.

Kraft plans European HQ relocation to Switzerland

Food and beverages giant Kraft is relocating its European headquarters to Switzerland.

Material wealth

With the old textile quota regime abolished, producers are repositioning themselves to capture a piece of the global market. Courtney Fingar reports on the likely winners and losers.

The new year brought a new look for the global textile market, with the expiry of a quota system that has coloured it for three decades. Whether this is an improvement on the old look depends on who you ask.

The World Trade Organisation’s Multi-Fibre Agreement, which ended on January 1 this year, is now viewed by many as having distorted world textile trade.

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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