Agency Moves to Boost Nigeria's Image With Competitiveness AllAfrica.com Concerned by the poor image which the country suffers, the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) has taken steps to enhance the perception about Nigeria.
'India is the only BRIC nation not to have a top-ranking university' Hindustan Times The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings are subjective and opinion-based and finalised after isolating the 'reputation' indicator used in the Times...
Las Comunidades Autónomas no aparecen mencionadas por los turistas cuando se les pide que citen de manera espontánea atributos que identifiquen con España, según los resultados del primer estudio de la Cátedra Meliá sobre intangibles turísticos y marca España, publicados por HOSTELTUR noticias de turismo en ‘Déficit de trato y servicio en la oferta turística española’. En realidad sólo tres marcas turísticas se cuelan entre los primeros 50 atributos citados: Barcelona en el séptimo puesto, Madrid en el 21 y Mallorca en el 46.
New Zealand changes tack in wooing affluent Chinese investors South China Morning Post Instead of buying up farms - a popular but controversial investment target - Prime Minster John Key wants investors to pour their cash into buying factories that...
Poor country image scares away foreign investors The Daily Star “This visit has revealed that the socioeconomic condition and political situation in Bangladesh are conducive to trade, investment and development,” said Clasen, also...
One of the most debated subjects in Romanian media, is the image of România and how is it built by the authorities. But I come now in front of you and ask a question: ARE WE STILL BOUND BY WHAT THE GOVERNMENTS ...
Nigeria must tackle corruption to improve image – Don P.M. News Joseph, who noted that some foreign investors were afraid to invest in the country over fears of fraud and insecurity, called for re-orientation of values and ethical standard.
The Guardian The north-east of England: Britain's Detroit?
Christina Knutsson's insight:
The decline of cities and regions... long-term vision, sound and realistic strategies for urban and economic development are essential to keep places alive and competitive. Many secondary regions face the difficult balance of raise and fall, transitions, structural changes and eventually the decline of traditional industries both extractive and productive, as well as services. Indeed a challenge for the North East to come up with a future plan... Reinvention takes strong vision, courage, and leadership with stakeholders moving in the same direction, investment and a dose of patience. It can be done, others have. Good luck!
GDP Global curates themes on FDI, Branding and Competitiveness @Scoop.it
International criticism swiftly and robustly censured the decision by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to block access to social networking website Twitter. European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes called the ban "groundless, pointless, cowardly" and the U.S. State Department likened it to "21st century book burning."
“The ban is not good in terms of Turkey’s perception, but on the other hand there is also a situation that affects Turkey’s image. Let’s hope that this is solved within the framework of our own laws ... The foreign investor should be able to say, ‘Legal security fully functions in this country.’ If we cannot make him say this, we cannot bring foreign investors.” Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the economy Ali Babacan, who also spoke at the same summit, said he did not imagine that the Twitter ban would last very long: “
As the Twitter ban enters its fifth day today, we are seeing quite a weird picture at the governmental level.GİLA BENMAYOR -
Christina Knutsson's insight:
Do they know about managing image and country reputation?!
- obviously not...read more....
<<The Twitter ban, as well as affecting the flow of foreign direct investment through “perception,” may also affect the tourism sector. As a matter of fact, talking about the Twitter ban, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) head Başaran Ulusoy emphasized the importance of social media for the modern tourist, saying, “Tourists do not want to lose their contacts with their countries and with the world.>>
Ahram Online Analysis: Egypt investors believe Sisi presidency will bring stability Ahram Online Egyptian Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may not look like a model democrat, but foreign and local businessmen believe he can deliver...
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