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fDi’s Global Cities of the Future 2016/17 – the winners

Singapore has retained its title of fDi’s Global City of the Future, with London holding strong in second place and Dublin edging out Hong Kong to claim third. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Cool runnings: why colder locations are winning data centre business

The need for data – and therefore data storage – is getting higher by the day. But while data centres in the past have looked to locate near large cities, the low energy costs of countries in colder climates – such as Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden – are coming more and more into favour. Wendy Atkins reports.

Latest Middle East & Africa articles

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UAE's Ras Al Khaimah plans hotel expansion as tourism drive pays off

A concerted campaign has seen Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE boost visitor numbers significantly, especially from the UK. Now it must ensure it has enough capacity to house all of its new arrivals, as Natasha Turak reports.

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View from the C-suite: The key to GE

Attracting a company of the calibre of GE to a country is a goal for most destinations. Courtney Fingar talks to GE's president of Gulf operations, who explains the company's strategy to find the perfect match.

Latest Asia-Pacific articles

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Bayat Group's Afghanistan risks bring rich rewards

As the Bayat Group of Companies launches an energy arm in Afghanistan, CEO Ehsanollah Bayat tells Natasha Turak how he hopes that by showcasing the opportunities in the country, other investors will follow its lead to help grow the economy. 

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Pacific islands build resilience to boost sustainable tourism

Far-flung from each other as well as their regional neighbours, the Pacific islands have been hammered by cyclones and threatened by climate change. But their determination to face down challenges and boost tourism in a sustainable way is indomitable, writes Brian Caplen.

Latest Europe articles

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The Investment Plan for Europe: one year on

The EU's ambitious Investment Plan for Europe launched in mid-2015 and has already notched up some notable successes. Philippa Maister assesses its progress so far.

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Will Apple windfall be sliced among EU countries?

While Ireland and Apple are appealing a European Commission ruling that their tax arrangements amounted to selective treatment, other European countries are hoping for a share in the recovered €13bn if the decision is upheld. Philippa Maister reports.

Latest Americas articles

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Brazil tourism minister looks to seize on Olympic momentum

Brazil’s minster of tourism, Marx Beltrão, tells Courtney Fingar how the country plans to keep visitor numbers high after its hosting of the Olympics and the World Cup.

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Rhode Island establishes tech training for schools

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo talks to Michal Kaczmarski about the training initiatives the state is establishing in order to provide skilled workers for the many technology companies investing there.

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