Category Archives: FDI

Imatra Region – Russia in your Reach

Imatra Rapid's show and Power plant

Imatra Rapid's show and Power plant

The Imatra region is located in South-East Finland, right on the Russian-Finnish border. Only in 230 km from St. Petersburg and the same distance from Helsinki means Imatra is in an excellent position for business. Good and fast-developing communication between Europe and Russia is now a reality in Imatra. At the flexible and efficient international border crossing, the Imatra-Svetogorsk road and railway cross the border at the same place. Imatra’s location right on the EU-Russian border, neighbouring with Svetogorsk, adds an additional touch of colour to everyday life. Going to work, shopping or just visiting over the border is a part of the region’s daily life.

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Seinäjoki – How to make Friends and Influence people

It might be the depths of winter right now, but Finland’s economy is on fire. The government’s business-friendly attitude is hugely appealing to investors. Consequently, while other parts of Europe are in a slump, Finland is basking in its own self-generating glow.

Sure, red tape is minimal, running costs are low – all the things carpet-bagging investors like. But Finland’s government learned crucial lessons the hard way from previous downturns. Namely, being opposed to selling yourself short, the quickest and most secure route to success is through meaningful investment in your citizens.

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The Big Frieze – heating up the art market

The dealer on the stand at Casey Kaplan can barely contain her joy. “The experience has been overwhelmingly positive,” she gushes. “We’ve sold everything. We’ve sold to museums, foundations, new collectors – we’re very happy.”

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Shooting from the Hip – Silvio Berlusconi

Estimated to be worth $6.5bn (£4.4bn) by US business magazine Forbes, Silvio Berlusconi doesn’t care who he upsets. He might have limitless lines of credit, but his controversial lines of conversation are pretty much limitless, too.

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Airbus unveils the future of flying – 2050

The Vitalising Zone by Day: Vitalising Zone at the front of the aircraft. An intelligent cabin membrane can become transparent to give passengers open panoramic views.

A revolutionary design harnessing the efficiency of bird bone will create a bionic structure cabin for the air traveller in 2050. The ground breaking concept in cabin design will combine key structural strength with an "intelligent" cabin wall membrane that controls air temperature and the ability to transform solid walls and ceilings into open and transparent panoramic passenger views.

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