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Exclusive analysis from fDi Magazine, a publication from the Financial Times, on the latest trends and developments in the foreign investment world. Every month, fDi hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with interviews and insights from policymakers and investors from all around the globe.

Latest Episodes

How can non-capital cities compete?

Cities are in an evermore global competition to attract foreign investment. How can they improve their strategy to stand out? Podcast host Sebastian Shehadi discusses solutions with Alexis Krachai, a founding director of the Sheffield Property Association - a private sector body that helps promote Sheffield internationally - and Peter Griffiths, city strategist at ING Media, a leading PR and communications consultancy for the built environment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

20 MIN3 weeks ago
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How can non-capital cities compete?

The geopolitical context behind eight foreign investment trends

Charles Hecker, senior partner at Control Risk - one of the world's leading political risk consultancies - discusses with podcast host Sebastian Shehadi the geopolitical context behind some of the latest national foreign investment trends highlighted in the fDi Report 2019 -the annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the FT’s fDi Markets data service. Countries discussed include: Vietnam, Uzbekistan, the UK, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MINJUL 29
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The geopolitical context behind eight foreign investment trends

"The next stage of the Belt and Road initiative comes down to special economic zones"

Henry Tillman, founder and editor of ChinaInvestmentResearch.com, a research firm that tracks Chinese outbound investment, discusses with podcast host Jacopo Dettoni the changing nature of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and weighs in on the ongoing trade battle between the US and China, which is also affecting the outlook for BRI projects: "The more they [the US] block Huawei, the more they maintaintheir competitive advantage for artificial intelligence and autonomous technologies". For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

13 MINJUL 1
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"The next stage of the Belt and Road initiative comes down to special economic zones"

“This is (perhaps) the moment for Indonesia to reach its potential”

Ed Ratcliffe, head of research and advisory at London-based think tank Asia House, discusses the FDI outlook in Indonesia with podcast host Jacopo Dettoni as president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo enters another 5-year term at the helm of the South-East Asian country after winning general elections in April. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

13 MINJUN 13
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“This is (perhaps) the moment for Indonesia to reach its potential”

The demand for 'experiences' and sustainability is disrupting tourism

The next generation of tourists don't want to feel like tourists when touring. In slightly less cryptic words: travellers are looking more and more for cultural immersion, for more 'authentic, meaningful and social' experiences over material goods.fDi's Sebastian Shehadi and Alex Irwin-Hunt inviteTiffany Misrahi,policy director at the World Travel and Tourism Council,to discuss howthe tourism industry is responding to this trend. The growing desire for an 'experience'accompanies the rising trend towards environmental sustainability within tourism. However, lofty ideals and the realities of consumer behaviour are at a mismatch. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINMAY 22
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The demand for 'experiences' and sustainability is disrupting tourism

MIPIM: Economic developers put on a brave face amid uncertainty

Another edition of the annual MIPIM international real estate forum has taken place and the fDi editorial team was there in force. Jacopo Dettoni, Courtney Fingar and Sebastian Shehadi discuss how the large UK delegation carried on investment promotion efforts while a daily stream of Brexit news broke back home, how Industry 4.0 is making manufacturing sexy again, and what business, economic and political risks still lie on the horizon. The podcast features interviews with: ·Stefan Schostok, mayor of Hannover; ·Pere Navarro, special state delegate at Barcelona’s free trade zone (Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona; ·Khaled Abbas, Egypt’s deputy minister of housing for national projects. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MINMAR 25
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MIPIM: Economic developers put on a brave face amid uncertainty

Trump’s trade war shaping new investment promotion strategies

Dozens of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from all over the globe gathered at the Waipa investment conference in Xiamen, on the Chinese eastern coast, at the beginning of September. Adrienne Klasa, fDi Magazine’s and the Banker's development finance editor, shares her main takeaways from the event, discussing how the trade feud between Washington and Beijing is prompting adjustments in investment promotion strategies in China, Asia and beyond. Features Interviews with: - Sun Xinhua, president of Invest Shanghai - Harley Seyedin, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China - Jan Zapletal, director China and southeast Asia at Czechinvest - Jiang Xiheng, vice president of the Centre for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) - Dong-ik Lee, director general of investment operations at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Peter Fuhrman, CEO of China First Capital For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Trump’s trade war shaping new investment promotion strategies

EU-Japan trade deal to create world's largest open economic area

The treaty, signed on July 6, drops tariffs and soft barriers across an area of 600mn people worth a third of the global economy. It also reiterates the role of both parties as champions of global trade right at a time when protectionism is mounting around the globe. Podcast host Jacopo Dettoni speaks to Elitsa Garnizova, a researcher at the London School of Economics, about the treaty's impact on mutual trade and investment moving forward, and its implications for Japanese investment in the UK as Brexit's March 2019 deadline approaches. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2018 JUL 26
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EU-Japan trade deal to create world's largest open economic area

Will democracy be part of Thailand 4.0?

The prime minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-ocha, has just wrapped up his first official visits to the UK and France since seizing power in a 2014 coup. He met with prime minister Theresa May in London and president Emmanuel Macron in Paris to give reassurances that a long-delayed transition back to democracy will take place - with elections now announced for February 2019 - and to promote the government's Thailand 4.0 vision to stimulate the economy. Dr Lee Jones, reader in international politics at Queen Mary University of London, shares his thoughts on the political and economic situation in the country with podcast host Jacopo Dettoni. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MIN2018 JUL 2
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Will democracy be part of Thailand 4.0?

The spring of development finance

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held their annual meeting in May. Adrienne Klasa, fDi Magazine’s development finance editor, and Jacopo Dettoni, fDi Magazine’s deputy editor, share their main takeaways from both events. Thepodcastfeatures interviews with: ·Jonathan Charles, managing director for communications at the EBRD; ·Bambang Brodjonegoro, national development planning minister, Indonesia; ·Basim Al Saleh, managing partner, Greentech; ·Muhannad Shehadeh,minister of state for investment affairs, Jordan; ·Mamuka Bakhtadze, finance minister, Georgia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MIN2018 MAY 22
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The spring of development finance

Latest Episodes

How can non-capital cities compete?

Cities are in an evermore global competition to attract foreign investment. How can they improve their strategy to stand out? Podcast host Sebastian Shehadi discusses solutions with Alexis Krachai, a founding director of the Sheffield Property Association - a private sector body that helps promote Sheffield internationally - and Peter Griffiths, city strategist at ING Media, a leading PR and communications consultancy for the built environment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

20 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
How can non-capital cities compete?

The geopolitical context behind eight foreign investment trends

Charles Hecker, senior partner at Control Risk - one of the world's leading political risk consultancies - discusses with podcast host Sebastian Shehadi the geopolitical context behind some of the latest national foreign investment trends highlighted in the fDi Report 2019 -the annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the FT’s fDi Markets data service. Countries discussed include: Vietnam, Uzbekistan, the UK, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MINJUL 29
Comments
The geopolitical context behind eight foreign investment trends

"The next stage of the Belt and Road initiative comes down to special economic zones"

Henry Tillman, founder and editor of ChinaInvestmentResearch.com, a research firm that tracks Chinese outbound investment, discusses with podcast host Jacopo Dettoni the changing nature of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and weighs in on the ongoing trade battle between the US and China, which is also affecting the outlook for BRI projects: "The more they [the US] block Huawei, the more they maintaintheir competitive advantage for artificial intelligence and autonomous technologies". For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

13 MINJUL 1
Comments
"The next stage of the Belt and Road initiative comes down to special economic zones"

“This is (perhaps) the moment for Indonesia to reach its potential”

Ed Ratcliffe, head of research and advisory at London-based think tank Asia House, discusses the FDI outlook in Indonesia with podcast host Jacopo Dettoni as president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo enters another 5-year term at the helm of the South-East Asian country after winning general elections in April. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

13 MINJUN 13
Comments
“This is (perhaps) the moment for Indonesia to reach its potential”

The demand for 'experiences' and sustainability is disrupting tourism

The next generation of tourists don't want to feel like tourists when touring. In slightly less cryptic words: travellers are looking more and more for cultural immersion, for more 'authentic, meaningful and social' experiences over material goods.fDi's Sebastian Shehadi and Alex Irwin-Hunt inviteTiffany Misrahi,policy director at the World Travel and Tourism Council,to discuss howthe tourism industry is responding to this trend. The growing desire for an 'experience'accompanies the rising trend towards environmental sustainability within tourism. However, lofty ideals and the realities of consumer behaviour are at a mismatch. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINMAY 22
Comments
The demand for 'experiences' and sustainability is disrupting tourism

MIPIM: Economic developers put on a brave face amid uncertainty

Another edition of the annual MIPIM international real estate forum has taken place and the fDi editorial team was there in force. Jacopo Dettoni, Courtney Fingar and Sebastian Shehadi discuss how the large UK delegation carried on investment promotion efforts while a daily stream of Brexit news broke back home, how Industry 4.0 is making manufacturing sexy again, and what business, economic and political risks still lie on the horizon. The podcast features interviews with: ·Stefan Schostok, mayor of Hannover; ·Pere Navarro, special state delegate at Barcelona’s free trade zone (Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona; ·Khaled Abbas, Egypt’s deputy minister of housing for national projects. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MINMAR 25
Comments
MIPIM: Economic developers put on a brave face amid uncertainty

Trump’s trade war shaping new investment promotion strategies

Dozens of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from all over the globe gathered at the Waipa investment conference in Xiamen, on the Chinese eastern coast, at the beginning of September. Adrienne Klasa, fDi Magazine’s and the Banker's development finance editor, shares her main takeaways from the event, discussing how the trade feud between Washington and Beijing is prompting adjustments in investment promotion strategies in China, Asia and beyond. Features Interviews with: - Sun Xinhua, president of Invest Shanghai - Harley Seyedin, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China - Jan Zapletal, director China and southeast Asia at Czechinvest - Jiang Xiheng, vice president of the Centre for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) - Dong-ik Lee, director general of investment operations at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Peter Fuhrman, CEO of China First Capital For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MIN2018 SEP 24
Comments
Trump’s trade war shaping new investment promotion strategies

EU-Japan trade deal to create world's largest open economic area

The treaty, signed on July 6, drops tariffs and soft barriers across an area of 600mn people worth a third of the global economy. It also reiterates the role of both parties as champions of global trade right at a time when protectionism is mounting around the globe. Podcast host Jacopo Dettoni speaks to Elitsa Garnizova, a researcher at the London School of Economics, about the treaty's impact on mutual trade and investment moving forward, and its implications for Japanese investment in the UK as Brexit's March 2019 deadline approaches. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2018 JUL 26
Comments
EU-Japan trade deal to create world's largest open economic area

Will democracy be part of Thailand 4.0?

The prime minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-ocha, has just wrapped up his first official visits to the UK and France since seizing power in a 2014 coup. He met with prime minister Theresa May in London and president Emmanuel Macron in Paris to give reassurances that a long-delayed transition back to democracy will take place - with elections now announced for February 2019 - and to promote the government's Thailand 4.0 vision to stimulate the economy. Dr Lee Jones, reader in international politics at Queen Mary University of London, shares his thoughts on the political and economic situation in the country with podcast host Jacopo Dettoni. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

34 MIN2018 JUL 2
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Will democracy be part of Thailand 4.0?

The spring of development finance

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held their annual meeting in May. Adrienne Klasa, fDi Magazine’s development finance editor, and Jacopo Dettoni, fDi Magazine’s deputy editor, share their main takeaways from both events. Thepodcastfeatures interviews with: ·Jonathan Charles, managing director for communications at the EBRD; ·Bambang Brodjonegoro, national development planning minister, Indonesia; ·Basim Al Saleh, managing partner, Greentech; ·Muhannad Shehadeh,minister of state for investment affairs, Jordan; ·Mamuka Bakhtadze, finance minister, Georgia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MIN2018 MAY 22
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The spring of development finance