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Building a Cluster from the Outside In

Building a Cluster from the Outside In | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi’s diversification strategy rests in part on laying the seeds of future industries overseas while preparing for their reception at home.
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Zara supply chain analysis

6 min read - Find out how Zara's supply chain drives efficiency and responsiveness in effectively fulfilling ever-changing customer demands.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, October 17, 2016 5:02 AM
Really interesting insight into how flexible just in time production across a vertically integrated global supply chain has helped transform Zara into one of the world's most successful fashion manufacturers.
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markets on air - SPECIAL Asia (English 08/2016)

This episode's topics: - Southeast Asia - Big market with huge potential - Good business - German companies counting on Asia - Foreign Direct Investment i
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From challenges to opportunities: favorable climate for the plastics industry

From challenges to opportunities: favorable climate for the plastics industry | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
The plastics industry in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) remains untroubled by global developments that are also impacting the growth path of key industries. With K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, coming up in Düsseldorf, Germany (October 19-26, 2016), here is a closer look at this market. The new norm of economic growths and trends such as oil prices, variable supply and demand, and weakening of most Asian currencies against the US dollar, have allowed the region’s countries to rediscover . . .
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The Future is Wearable

The Future is Wearable | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it

Easy Home Tutor | Wearable Technology: Trend of the Present But Change of the Future https://t.co/EK8EWpYVVQ

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India Foreign Direct Investment | 1995-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

India Foreign Direct Investment | 1995-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Foreign Direct Investment in India increased to 3509 USD Million in May from 2721 USD Million in April of 2015.
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Ránking 2015 de las Mejores Ciudades para hacer Negocios en America Latina

Ránking 2015 de las Mejores Ciudades para hacer Negocios en America Latina | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Las ciudades colombianas aprovechan las bajas o estancamiento de sus competidoras, debido a un 2014 marcado por la desaceleración económica, para subir en el Ránking de Las Mejores Ciudades para Hacer Negocios en América Latina.
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Well done Colombia!

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London is the number one location for inward investment in the UK and Europe

London is the number one location for inward investment in the UK and Europe | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
London remains the single most important location for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the UK and in fact across the whole of Europe, according to EY’s 2015 UK Attractiveness Survey.
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Global review: countries whose economies are most fuelled by tourism

Global review: countries whose economies are most fuelled by tourism | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Tourism accounts for a large part of the global economy. Countries that are ranked highest scored well on tourism-related job creation, economic growth and development
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Foreign direct investment in Africa at all time high - BusinessGhana

Foreign direct investment in Africa at all time high BusinessGhana Although the number of foreign direct investments (FDI) fell by 8.4% in 2014, capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%, according to the...
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China's outbound investment jumps, catching up with FDI

China's outbound investment jumps, catching up with FDI | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
China's outbound directinvestment soared in the first five months to 278.4 billion yuan($44.84 billion), official data showed, closing a gap withforeign direct investment inflows as lo
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FDI into South Africa fell in 2014, but country remained biggest African recipient

FDI into South Africa fell in 2014, but country remained biggest African recipient | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to South Africa fell by over 31% last year to $5.72-billion, from $8.3-billion in 2013, the latest World Investment Report (WIR 2015) shows. The decline in what is known to be a volatile number, drawn from South African Reserve Bank (SARB) data, came amid a 16% fall in global inflows to $1.23-trillion in 2014, from $1.47-trillion in 2013. The South African figure was better than inflows reported between 2010 and 2012, but below the $7.5-billion recorded in 2009.
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FDI should be pouring in - SA opportunities abound but bold adjustments to inefficient policies are needed to make promotion efforts more rewarding.

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Banks of Tax Haven Mauritius Pursue Wealth Management

Banks of Tax Haven Mauritius Pursue Wealth Management | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
A major source of foreign direct investment in India, the island nation is now looking to serve ultrarich African clients.

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Mauritius pursuing yet further value for it's progressive island nation...

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Pacific and African Nations Get $44M in Renewables Funding

Pacific and African Nations Get $44M in Renewables Funding | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa are to receive $44.5 million of funding. The money will come from a project facility set up by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
 
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Mapping Africa's natural resources

Mapping Africa's natural resources | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
An overview of the continent's main natural resources.

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Here is an updated chart on the main natural resources for African countries - great when teaching resource traps, primary product dependency and related topics. Is the wealth that lies below the ground more significant than what lies above? Turning natural capital into sustainable, inclusive/equitable growth and development progress is difficult but a growing number of sub Saharan African countries have made notable strides forwards in recent years. 

The weakness of world commodity prices is leading to forecast growth in SSA to be cut. Oil exporting countries are struggling but many non-commodity exporting nations continue to enjoy rapid growth. According to the IMF,  "the full picture of sub-Saharan Africa is one of multispeed growth in which regional aggregate numbers hide considerable diversity." That said, economic growth in Africa is forecast to drop to 23-year-low of 1.4 pct in 2016 according to the latest IMF forecasts.

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The “Africa” Framework for Start-ups in Tough Places

The “Africa” Framework for Start-ups in Tough Places | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
After an 11-year career at GE, Swaady Martin adopted many of the strategies and tactics instrumental to its successful African expansion to launch YSWARA, an African, global luxury brand.
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Movie Production Incentives and film tax credits: Do they create jobs?

Movie Production Incentives and film tax credits: Do they create jobs? | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
This 2016 analysis in Economic Development Quarterly looks at whether movie production incentives (MPIs) result in new jobs. It found mixed results among states.
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Make in India boosted FDI in India: Economic Survey

Make in India boosted FDI in India: Economic Survey | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
The government has given 56 defence manufacturing approvals to private companies in the past one year under the Make in India initiative
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Colombia, among the top economies with high foreign direct investment in Latin America

Colombia, among the top economies with high foreign direct investment in Latin America | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Colombia continues to strengthen its Foreign Direct Investment through investment in hotel infrastructure and manufacturing projects.
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You have worked hard for it. Good job Colombia Team!

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Spain: Back on its feet

Spain: Back on its feet | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it

For some, the Spanish rebound is proof that structural reforms pay off. Yet so deep was the downturn that Spain is still far from regaining all the ground it lost. Moreover, it is not clear how much the recovery has to do with Spain’s vaunted policy shifts.
Read more at http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21660550-growth-has-returned-dangers-still-lurk-back-its-feet#mhzsRJ6uAbXJ16pf.99

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Mañana, mañana... finally showing signs - why did GoS wait so long??? Stepping up diversification and  innovation with smarter, quicker and bolder steps early on... would have placed Spain in a much better place. Let's have a vino and wait for next steps...

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'Make in India' launch sees 48 percent increase in FDI equity inflows ... - CanIndia News

'Make in India' launch sees 48 percent increase in FDI equity inflows ... - CanIndia News | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The launch of 'Make in India' initiative has seen an increase in FDI equity inflows by 48 percent, parliament was told on Friday.
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FDI is down, but South Africa is weathering the storm well

FDI is down, but South Africa is weathering the storm well | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
THISDAY Live FDI is down, but SA is weathering the storm well Independent Online According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), global FDI inflows fell by 16 percent last year to $1.23 trillion (R15 trillion), which is down from...
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Positive and forceful measures timely implemented will make SA fly. Don't be shy and implement now now!

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Poor FDI inflows reflect Zim's hostile business environment - Zimbabwe Independent

Poor FDI inflows reflect Zim's hostile business environment - Zimbabwe Independent | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Follow THE latest United Nations Conference on Trade and Development World Investment Report 2015 shows Zimbabwe’s foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows marginally grew from US$400 million in 2013 to US$545 …...
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Why everyone is so keen to agree new trade deals

Why everyone is so keen to agree new trade deals | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
GLOBAL trade talks would be great if only they worked. Multilateral deals mean common standards and lower barriers for all, but the Doha round, launched by the World...
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Turkey eyes more FDI from Japan with Economic Cooperation Agreement

Turkey eyes more FDI from Japan with Economic Cooperation Agreement | GDP Global: Investment Promotion Agencies, IPA, Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, Economic Development | Scoop.it
Bilateral economic relations between Japan and Turkey have been developing recently, especially in terms of investments, Daily Sabah spoke to the FDI hunter to get most detailed information
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