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EY 2014 Portuguese attractiveness survey
Foreign investors' perception of Portugal is at an all-time high. Additionally, 67% of them see Portugal's attractiveness improving over the next three years.
Switzerland attractiveness survey 2014: "Setting standards"
Foreign Direct Investments increased once again in 2013. Switzerland's strengths make it an excellent business location.
Emerging markets impact Europe's FDI
In this extract from our 2014 European attractiveness survey, we take a closer look at the role that emerging markets have played in Europe’s FDI story.
2014 Malta attractiveness survey
Our report paints a favorable picture of Malta: over 79% of investors indicate that the country is attractive for FDI and offers significant investment opportunities.
2014 Netherlands attractiveness survey: "Stable and strong"
Netherlands is still considered as a safe investment place. With 161 projects, the number of foreign direct investment projects remained the same as last year.
2014 Kazakhstan attractiveness survey: "The brand paves the way"
Investor confidence in Kazakhstan's potential is at an all-time high this year. Discover what makes this country attractive and what actions can enable further growth.
2014 UK attractiveness survey: "Winning the race for inward investment"
Inward investment into the UK rose 15% last year, as it remains Europe's number one destination for global investors.
2014 Scotland attractiveness survey: "UK's number one FDI destination outside London"
In 2013 Scotland attracted 82 global FDI projects – an 8% increase on 2012 and only six short of 1997's record 88
2014 European attractiveness survey: "Back in the game"
The Eurozone's recession finally came to an end in the second quarter of 2013, businesses have begun to see growth and profits again, and boards are approving investment proposals.
2014 France attractiveness survey: "Act and convince"
France recorded a slight increase of 9% in the number of foreign investment projects and seems to have reversed the downward trend since 2010.
2014 Germany attractiveness survey: "Germany on the fast lane"
"Made in Germany" products are very popular in many countries worldwide. As a consequence, Germany improved its position in the world ranking from six to four.
2014 Africa attractiveness survey : "Executing growth"
The perception of Africa as attractive investment region has made a dramatic improvement. And although the figures show a somewhat more muted progress, there are many encouraging developments.
2013 Portuguese attractiveness survey : "Reforms boost investment opportunities"
Investors perceive Portugal as more attractive than Europe as a whole, with recent reform programs. Learn more in our 2013 Portuguese attractiveness survey.
2014 India attractiveness survey : "Enabling the prospects"
India remains one of the top global destinations for foreign investment, despite recent headwinds. The main drivers are its solid domestic market, an educated workforce and competitive labor.
2013 France/Germany attractiveness survey
This edition compares both economies : french and german as they are perceived by international investors.
2013 Kazakhstan attractiveness survey : "Unlocking value"
Foreign investors perceive Kazakhstan as a shelter from the economic turmoil and an investment destination that offers stability and assurance. Discover why from our report.
2013 Russia attractiveness survey: "Shaping Russia's future"
Russia continues to draw investors from all over the world, who rank it the sixth-most attractive country in the world for FDI. Discover why.
2013 European attractiveness survey: "Coping with the crisis, the European way"
2012 was a very difficult year for Europe. Yet, this year’s study shows that tough times have not destroyed investors’ faith in the continent.
2013 UK attractiveness survey: "No room for complacency"
Throughout the past decade, the UK has remained Europe’s top recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects. It retained this position in 2012, securing more investments and a higher market share of projects across Europe than in 2011.
2013 Scotland attractiveness survey: "No room for complacency"
In 2012 Scotland attracted 76 global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects – its highest total for 15 years.
2013 France attractiveness survey: "Last call"
While Europe has recorded a slight decline of FDI projects, France has declined sharply, in terms of projects and job creation.
2013 Germany attractiveness survey: "Made in Germany“ faces strong demand"
Germany continues its leadership position in Europe. In the ranking of the world's most attractive locations, Germany is ranked 6th behind the BRIC countries and the US.
2013 Netherlands attractiveness survey
The Netherlands almost managed to maintain the high number of foreign investment projects from 2011, and there are still more chances in R&D and sustainability.
2013 Turkey attractiveness survey: "The shift, the growth and the promise"
In recent years, Turkey has overcome a series of political and economic challenges and is now enjoying a period of stable and solid economic growth.
2013 Africa attractiveness survey: "Getting down to business"
Despite some ongoing skepticism, the past decade has been one of robust and sustained growth in Africa. Learn more.