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The UK’s trade agreement with Australia led to British farmers and associations voicing concerns about unfair competition and a lowering of food standards.
Iraq has been blighted by conflict over the past few decades, and remains a turbulent environment. However, myriad opportunities exist for risk tolerant investors.
China is an increasingly vital market For Tesla, but the company's future progress there could be undermined by public relations issues and emerging shortcomings in government relations.
The internet of things has seen its march to worldwide ubiquity slowed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Will the lack of a global cybersecurity standard hamper its progress further?
Most companies prioritised their core business over investing in innovation during the Covid-19 crisis. Many will resume this investment as the crisis passes, but it could be too little, too late.
This week's data
Greenfield FDI 2020
Top 10 countries for inward capital expenditure, 2020 (Source: UNCTAD/FT)
Capital investment ($m)
The US should continue to be the main breeding ground for new unicorns, but a watchful eye should be cast over Chinese, Indian and UK companies.
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Inflation rates are rising in major economies, spooking commodity and equity markets, but the impact this might have on FDI levels is uncertain.
FDI into the Egyptian capital of Cairo has never fully recovered from the knock it took in the Arab Spring of 2011. However, the city's tech scene is thriving.
Islamic fintech is growing fast and is compliant with many ESG causes such as reducing poverty and narrowing the gender gap. As such, it should be on the radar of any ethical investor.
A healthy innovation ecosystem is an increasingly vital element in attracting overseas investment. Creating an innovation-friendly economy is something that Abu Dhabi has placed at the heart of its future development strategy.
In partnership with Abu Dhabi Investment Office
A survey from the Site Selectors Guild shows investment in new office projects is low as a result of the remote working revolution brought about by Covid-19. However, storage demand is on the up.
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