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Poland’s appeal – turning the global crisis into a local triumph.

By Aleksander Libera,

First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Trade & Investment Promotion Section. read more

UNCATD’s World Investment Report 2011

Poland the 6th most attractive investment location in the world. Kraków the best for BPO projects. In Poland, the UNCTAD’s Word Investment Report 2011 was launched on July 26th, 2011 at the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ). read more

Employer's Guide to Poland

"Employer's Guide to Poland" is a new publication prepared by specialists from Gide Loyrette Nouel- law firm, audit company - Mazars and the biggest insurance broker- Gras Savoye.

There has never been a better time for Polish companies to invest in the UK

Article by Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment. read more

New edition of Investing in Poland!

The main aim of Investing in Poland is to present and promote Poland's economic and investment potential to investors, giving an overall view of the country's investment climate as well as specific information on regions and cities. read more

European CFO Barometer 2011

More than 2,400 chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance directors responded to an international survey conducted by Michael Page, providing information about their job responsibilities, qualifications and career opportunities. read more

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Poland’s appeal – turning the global crisis into a local triumph.

By Aleksander Libera,

First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Trade & Investment Promotion Section. Poland has an interesting way of managing through crisis situations. In 2009, amidst a financial global meltdown, it was the only EU member to boast GDP growth. Not burdened by participation in the subprime mortgage market and with a stable well-balanced economy, the country managed to avoid any financial or political instability. The second quarter of 2011 saw Poland’s GDP grow by 4.3% year-on-year. The growth is higher than expected by economists.

Despite the current uncertain economic situation which tends to affect negatively the development of companies around the world, Poland’s investment-connected attractiveness and the professional investment care it offers have effectively contributed to the fact that PAIiIZ (Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency) has currently more investment projects in the pipeline during than in the same period of 2010.

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UNCATD’s World Investment Report 2011

Poland the 6th most attractive investment location in the world. Kraków the best for BPO projects. In Poland, the UNCTAD’s Word Investment Report 2011 was launched on July 26th, 2011 at the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ).

Poland’s significant rise in this year’s UNCTAD's Investment Report (5 points up from the 11th position in 2010) confirms the country’s strong position on the international investment scene - Poland was only preceded by world greatest economies of China and the USA and ranked before Germany and the UK. Despite the fall in FDI inflow to Poland in 2010 (from USD 13.7 bn to USD 9.7 bn) in 2011 FDI recovery and upward tendencies in the inflow can now clearly be seen - FDI inflow after the first 5 months of the year totalled EUR 4.2 bn i.e. 86% of the inflow recorded in the first 5 months of 2010 what accounts for 62% of the whole 2010 FDI inflow to the country. In the European context the upward trend has already found confirmation in this year’s annual survey of Investment Attractiveness of Europe launched by E&Y in June 2011. The report says that last year Poland recorded the highest increase in the number of FDI projects across Europe - 40% more than in 2009.

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Employer's Guide to Poland

Employer's Guide to Poland

"Employer's Guide to Poland" is a new publication prepared by specialists from Gide Loyrette Nouel- law firm, audit company - Mazars and the biggest insurance broker- Gras Savoye.

The publication is concerned with legal, tax and insurance conditions on the labour market in Poland. It may be an interesting reading both for entrepreneurs already acquainted with the Polish market and foreign investors who just begin their business activity in Poland.

The guide was prefaced by Sławomir Majman, the president of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) and the patronage, apart from PAIiZ, was also assumed by the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFP).

There has never been a better time for Polish companies to invest in the UK

Article by Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment. Investment has always been a sign of confidence. And confidence has been in short supply over the past few years as a credit crisis and now a sovereign debt crisis affect many parts of the world.

That is why it makes it all the more gratifying that so many companies still see the UK as the best place to invest in Europe. The inward investment results we have just announced show that despite global uncertainty, the UK is still one of the most attractive investment locations for businesses across the world

These results show that last year nearly 100,000 jobs were created or safeguarded because of foreign companies investing in the UK. Every day four companies made the decision to invest here.

Companies which have decided to invest have made a long term decision. They have taken a view that if they invest their time and money they will get a return in better products, better services and better profits.

Poland is at an early stage of global business expansion. The UK offers an excellent consumer market and a superb springboard for international growth with its sophisticated research and development heritage.

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New edition of Investing in Poland!

The main aim of Investing in Poland is to present and promote Poland's economic and investment potential to investors, giving an overall view of the country's investment climate as well as specific information on regions and cities. The publication is aimed at both Polish and foreign investors, be they individuals or multinationals.

Investing in Poland includes analyses of particular voivodships in Poland in terms of investment attractiveness and descriptions of potential investment locations – such as special economic zones and technology parks – as well as insight into regional development.

Other chapters touch on such topics as:

- an overview of regulations and terms of launching and running business operations in Poland,
- data on the Polish economy, infrastructure, basic legal and tax regulations and investment incentives
- an investment opportunities

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European CFO Barometer 2011

More than 2,400 chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance directors responded to an international survey conducted by Michael Page, providing information about their job responsibilities, qualifications and career opportunities. CFOs1 have a broad range of re-sponsibilities that also increasingly require management and strategy skills. The prominent position held by the CFO within the company is reflected both in the CFO’s collaborative relationship with the CEO and the CFO’s salary. Many CFOs have ambitious career goals.

CFO remuneration levels differ greatly by country

In most companies, the task of overseeing com-pany finances falls into the hands of a few experts. In a reflection of this, almost half of the surveyed CFOs work in finance departments with fewer than 10 employees. This applies in particular to CFOs of small companies with fewer than 100 employees. Large companies with 5,000 or more employees, however, do not necessarily maintain large finance departments

The smaller the finance department, the more multifaceted the CFO’s sphere of responsibility. Most respondents perform administrative tasks alongside their core responsibility of oversee-ing company finances. Almost half of the CFOs also handle legal issues. Moreover, many CFOs assume responsibility in the areas of IT, human resources, procurement and supply-chain management.

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