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The state of play: FDI in Honduras

The state of play: FDI in Honduras

Honduras ended 2019 on a negative note in terms of FDI inflows, and since then Covid-19 has caused high levels of unemployment and hit the country's most attractive sectors for foreign investment.

Florida lays the groundwork for investment growth

Florida lays the groundwork for investment growth

Florida’s economic development over the past decade has been impressive. However, with growth stalled by the impact of Covid-19, to what extent will the economic foundations established during that period help accelerate recovery and where might new investment opportunities lie?

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The state of play: FDI in Romania

The state of play: FDI in Romania

FDI in Romania has seen a sharp decline due to Covid-19, but its agriculture, ICT, transport and automotive sectors are cited as areas that can help the country bounce back.


  • Barings, an international investment management firm and subsidiary of US-based Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company will open an office in Singapore

  • India-based ICICI Bank has opened a representative office in Kathmandu, Nepal

  • US-based XDBS, a marketing support and inside sales company, has opened a new delivery centre in the Philippines

  • UK-based executive search firm Erevena has opened a new office in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Israel’s OTV, a digital health venture capital firm, has opened a new office in China

  • US law firm Keller Lenkner, has opened a new office in Liverpool, UK

  • UK-based pharmaceutical company, Clinigen Group, has opened an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • UK-based ID verification and screening software company, SmartSearch, has opened a new US office

  • France-based Haulotte, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, plans to open a new plant in Changzhou, China

  • US-based The Bank of New York Mellon has opened a new branch in Copenhagen, Denmark

Today's data

Top 10 countries - Liner Shipping Connectivity Index

Liner Shipping Connectivity Index, Q3 2020 (Source: UNCTADstat)

Country Index score
China 160.29
Singapore 111.68
South Korea 107.55
US 103.45
Malaysia 98.44
Hong Kong 92.74
UK 89.91
Netherlands 89.72
Japan 88.70
Belgium 88.49
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