The R&D, life sciences and IT sectors have proven resilient for FDI across Benelux and Switzerland and are expected to continue to drive foreign capital into the regions in the post-Covid-19 era.
Pfizer/BioNTech's announcement in November of a Covid-19 vaccine, with Moderna doing the same a week later, caused rejoicing across the globe, but what will be the wider benefits for the biotech hub that wins the 'vaccine race'?
Many countries and companies have used innovative thinking to get through the Covid-19 pandemic, but those embracing long-term innovation will emerge from the crisis the quickest.
Abu Dhabi has been proactive in supporting its companies during the Covid-19 outbreak. The director-general of its investment office describes how better communications, a focus on tech, and an emphasis on aftercare are helping the emirate to thrive.
Saudi Arabia is promising to finally deliver on its renewable energy ambitions despite the Covid-19 pandemic and depressed oil prices.