Category Archives: FDI

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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Interview with Gerhard Gizler, CEO of Niedersachsen Global GmbH

Photo: Agentur für WiFö Cuxhaven

1.) Niedersachsen is a federal state that has the potential to be an excellent location for companies and investors from all over the world in many different industries. What are the main industries that you have?
Many companies and industrial regions with an international reputation are situated in Niedersachsen, whether we’re talking about fantastic cruise ships, advanced developments in the automotive industry or renewable energy looking to the future.

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