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  • Hurricanes test Caribbean islands’ fragile economies
    No one is underestimating the scale of the reconstruction necessary following a series of devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean. However, financial services firms say their business continuity plans have kicked in, while the tourism sector is optim…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:09am -
  • Latam financial services show six-year FDI decline
    Latin America has suffered continuous declines in FDI projects and investment between 2011 and 2016 and the trend looks likely to continue this year. Edna Rodriguez reports.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:56am -
  • Viewpoint: A five-point M&A plan for UK companies during Brexit
    Although Brexit has raised short-term concerns over FDI flows, the UK economy’s compelling pro-business characteristics should see flows continue at a robust rate. The recent dip in overseas buying of UK companies is also likely to be short-term, t…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:27am -
  • UK commercial property investment up on 2016 in H1
    A report by Savills shows UK commercial property sector in general good health but warns six sectors including retail warehouses and regional offices could feel pressure on yields. Louis Bearn reports.
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:02am -
  • Hutchinson latest target of India’s retro taxation
    India’s $5bn retrospective demand for taxes, interest and penalty from Hutchinson for a deal done in 2017 could spook investors. N Chandra Mohan reports.
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 10:56am -
  • Brussels sends strong message with FDI vetting plan
    The European Commission has backed legislation to enable the blocking of takeovers by non-EU countries such as China, and ban ‘circumvention’ attempts by shell companies.
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 10:51am -
  • Ethiopia’s Awasa top city for FDI jobs in MEA
    Awasa created 6546 FDI jobs in the first half of 2017, the most in the Middle East and Africa
    - 7 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:26am -
  • FDI outcome for hurricane-struck states will vary
    The underlying economic robustness of the states hit by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey will play a part in how quickly they bounce back, which could affect future foreign investment. Erika Morphy reports.
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:04pm -
  • Poland's commitment to FDI put to the test at Krynica forum
    While Poland's FDI performance and its competitive edge remain strong, the country's government must be conscious of the message it is sending to investors with nationalist rhetoric, warned participants at the Krynica Economic Forum in south-east Pol…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 10:05am -
  • Morawiecki: Poland's popularity with investors not dented by political squabbles
    Poland's populist government is under fire from the EU and other critics for judicial reforms that have been criticised as detrimental to the rule of law in the country. While the backlash has sparked questions from potential investors, Mateusz Mora…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:26am -

Financial Times: Companies & Global

    Reuters: Global Investing

    The Banker: World

    • Where will Trump take US-IMF relationship?
      The White House has pushed back heavily on today’s multilateral world order. So how will the relationship between the International Monetary Fund and its largest shareholder, the US, evolve under the Trump administration? Stefania Palma reports.
      - 34 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 6:25am -
    • Top 250 EU Banks ranking: profits and capital down but Austria shines
      Lenders in the EU's Top 250 Banks ranking have seen an aggregate drop in profits and Tier 1 capital, though Austria's banking sector managed to reverse this trend. Stefanie Linhardt reports.
      - 35 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 10:30am -
    • Africa's last international banks make their stand
      The rise of Africa’s home-grown financial players has led most international lenders to withdraw from the continent. However, Société Générale and Standard Chartered are not only staying put but marking territory for digital expansion. James K…
      - 35 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 4:21am -
    • Russia plots a pensions revolution
      As Russia contemplates a restructuring of its creaking pensions system, investors expect a positive effect on the securities market with the introduction of private individual pension capital accounts. However, the market is still immature and many…
      - 35 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 3:48am -
    • Can Gulf banks build on their digital momentum?
      Banks in the Gulf region have scored some notable successes in the digital field, such as Liv, a UAE bank run by and for millennials. However, the longer-term threat from fintechs still looms large, writes James King.
      - 38 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 6:35am -
    • Adapting to the ‘new normal’ in Russian banking
      As the Russian economy recovers, the new equilibrium brings fresh challenges to the financial sector. Stefanie Linhardt finds out how the management at many of the country's leading banks are adapting to this environment at the International Financia…
      - 38 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 5:39am -
    • Sberbank chief eyes fintech prize
      As the man at the top of Russia’s biggest bank, Sberbank president and chief executive Herman Gref, presides over an institution with ambitious long-term fintech plans. He talks to Stefanie Linhardt about the challenges to its overseas operation…
      - 38 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:24pm -
    • From fiscal discipline to capacity development: the future of the IMF
      Stefania Palma talks to the International Monetary Fund’s senior management, including managing director Christine Lagarde, about its latest programmes and future direction.
      - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 5:41am -
    • John Longworth: why Brexit is better for the UK
      Brexit means a better future for the UK and a better partner for the EU, writes the co-chairman of the Leave Means Leave campaign.
      - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 5:11am -
    • CYBG COO looks to boost SME digital offering
      Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ group chief operating officer, Debbie Crosbie, speaks to Joy Macknight about how the challenger bank is better serving its SME client base by revamping its IT infrastructure.
      - 40 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:28am -

    The Brookings Institute: FDI

    • FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      Leaders in states, cities, and metropolitan areas across the country are exploring ways to help their firms and regional economies become more competitive through increased and more intentional global engagement. In 2011, the Brookings Institution…
      - 8 Jun 16, 12:00am -
    • Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Scanning the departures and arrivals board on the way home from launching metro Atlanta’s new foreign direct investment strategy under the Global Cities Initiative, it was easy to understand why local leaders remain focused on finding strategies…
      - 25 May 16, 1:45pm -
    • China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      Zimbabwe clamped down with the enforcement of its controversial indigenization law—requiring foreign companies with assets of more than $500,000 to transfer or sell a 51 percent stake to indigenous Zimbabweans this month. The deadline of April 1…
      - 26 Apr 16, 11:35am -
    • China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      Event InformationApril 25, 20162:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDTSaul/Zilkha RoomsBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventFor decades Chinese companies focused their international investment on u…
      - 25 Apr 16, 2:30pm -
    • Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      It is seemingly easy to make the case for why metro areas should dedicate resources to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Foreign-owned firms pay 20 percent higher wages, on average, than their domestic peers. They also invest more in R&D…
      - 14 Jan 16, 10:57am -
    • Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      The global consumer products company Unilever Plc announced on Monday a $35 million investment in Cuba’s Special Development Zone at Mariel. Late last year, Brascuba, a joint venture with a Brazilian firm, Souza Cruz, owned by the mega-conglomer…
      - 14 Jan 16, 12:00am -
    • The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      By the time the 112 representatives of the Venezuelan opposition walk into the National Assembly on January 5, the party will be over. On December 6, the coalition of political parties and civil movements grouped under the umbrella of Mesa de la U…
      - 4 Jan 16, 10:21am -
    • Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are inextricably linked, as we’ve written about in several recent pieces: The economic clusters that generate exports also attract FDI; mergers and acquisitions account for the majority of FDI and the…
      - 29 Dec 15, 10:00am -
    • Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Economic development organizations often talk of competing for foreign direct investment. But arguably, the best form of FDI requires little competition at all. Instead, firms are drawn to a metro area not by low costs or incentives, but by the re…
      - 4 Dec 15, 11:00am -
    • Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been praised as an important development tool, especially for countries at low levels of industrial development. Attracting multinational enterprises (MNEs) is seen as a means of introducing high-capability firm…
      - 19 Nov 15, 2:30pm -

    The World Bank: MIGA Blogs

    • Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Editor’s note: MIGA staffer Dessislav Dobrev recently returned from Nepal where he had been conducting due diligence for an energy project when the earthquake hit. These are his reflections.It was just over a week ago. The streets of Kathmandu ec…
      - 5 May 15, 11:07am -
    • Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Facilitating investments into Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCS) is one of the most important strategic pillars in MIGA’s Strategy. In an effort to further expand MIGA’s support in FCS countries, I recently visited Burundi, South Sudan,…
      - 23 Mar 15, 4:11am -
    • Vroom Vroom: Brazil leading the pack in infrastructure financing innovation for safer and more resilient transport
      How can we get much more private sector funds to infrastructure financing? The infrastructure gap is enormous and growing; governments are just not be able to go it alone. Innovation here is key.The World Bank, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee…
      - 5 Dec 14, 11:30am -
    • Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      The last few years have brought an uptick in the number of mining investments that have been the subject of disputes between investors and governments. This trend is of considerable concern to the players in the sector across the globe. Yet, ther…
      - 7 Nov 14, 10:08am -
    • Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Supporting populations in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) is a key priority for the World Bank Group.  The Group’s President, Jim Yong Kim, has repeatedly stressed the importance of finding ways to bring sustainable peace and devel…
      - 18 Jun 14, 12:02pm -
    • Agricultural FDI: Risky Business?
      Al-Arabiya reported a few weeks ago that the political crisis in Ukraine and Russia is threatening the availability of food in Egypt and Jordan. Food prices becoming hostage to political crises is certainly not a new phenomenon: food plays an import…
      - 22 May 14, 10:30am -
    • Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Growing up in war-torn Beirut, I experienced the Lebanese Civil War from a childlike perspective. I was in middle school at the time when a power outage lingered for months on end. Reviewing textbooks and doing homework at night was no easy task. Th…
      - 20 Dec 13, 9:28am -
    • “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      Said Martin Sandbu, the FT economics writer that moderated the FT-MIGA Summit, Managing Global Political Risk, last week in London.    This is the fifth year that MIGA, the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank,…
      - 13 Dec 13, 10:30am -
    • Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Durante mi reciente viaje a España para representar MIGA en un foro sobre el futuro de las infraestructuras portuarias en Iberoamerica organizado por Tecniberia, tuve la oportunidad de comprobar y apreciar los grandes logros alcanzados por muchas n…
      - 23 Aug 13, 1:35pm -
    • Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      During my recent business development trip to Spain to represent MIGA at a forum on Latin American port infrastructure organized by Tecniberia, I had an opportunity to see with my own eyes and appreciate the great achievements made by many Iberoamer…
      - 23 Aug 13, 11:09am -
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