Berlin - Rebirth of Cool

Written by Chris Brown on . Posted in FDI

After 30 years of stagnation, the German capital’s real estate market has re-ignited. In fact, it’s been singled out as one of Europe’s top cities for property investment. We report on how Berlin got its mojo back.

After re-unification, Berlin was anything but desirable – except to artists and bohemians vibing on cheap rent (or even free rent) and the incongruity of an isolated city. But all that has changed. Berlin is experiencing a rebirth similar to the one London went through in the late 1990s. It’s becoming a place where people want to live, tourists want to visit, and where commerce wants to do business.

Malta: A Stable Investment Destination

Written by Chris Galea on . Posted in FDI

One of the top performing economies in the European Union in the past years, the small but ambitious island of Malta offers a business-friendly environment conducive to doing business that is enabling the country to think big in terms of trade and investment opportunities.

Inspired by the vision of becoming a centre excellence in a number of priority sectors which include ICT, financial services, education, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and tourism, Malta is gradually becoming a regional hub strategically located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

Invest in Lebanon

Written by the Online Editor on . Posted in FDI

Lebanon’s strategic geographical location has been recognised for centuries as a contact point between the east and west and as the gateway to the Middle Eastern market. Home to 1.2 million high-skilled labour force with access to a regional market of 106 million consumers; Lebanon offers plenty of advantages for potential investors planning to set up and to develop new business in the Region.

Economically, investing in Lebanon is a sound decision, financially, it is a fulfilling endeavorand socially it is a rewarding venture.

Going Dutch - Eindhoven's lesson to us all

Written by James Martin on . Posted in FDI

During the mid 1990s, Eindhoven found itself at a crossroads. The two main industries behind the city’s prosperity suddenly diverged. The truck giant DAF imploded and leading electronics manufacturer Philips threw itself headlong into the global economy. What started as a small light bulb factory staffed by local workers was now sourcing its workforce far away from its traditional base.

It was a familiar story across the manufacturing centres of Western Europe. Functional obsolescence, end of an economic cycle, macroeconomic fallout - call it what you will – Eindhoven was looking at travelling the same underemployed route to as Detroit. However, the city avoided most the of post-industrialisation challenges to emerge as one of Europe’s major technology and industrials hub.

Sweden - How Clean Is Your Economy?

Written by Chris Brown on . Posted in FDI

There is a central tenet to the school of thought on the traditional approach to green business initiatives; namely, that creating wealth and jobs and saving the environment are mutually exclusive pursuits. Sweden has proved that there is in fact another way - and skimming over the statistics, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that their approach may well be right…

With a population of just over 9m, Sweden is proof that you can actually have both – responsible and sustainable growth. It’s a concept that rarely rises above the rhetoric in Britain, but in Sweden it’s a reality.

Sweden now has the EU's highest proportion of renewable energy in its energy use. Over 45% cent of Sweden's energy supply — electricity, district heating and fuel — comes from renewable energy, relying on hydropower and biofuels.


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