A letter from German economic senator Cornelia Yzer inviting London's tech entrepreneurs to decamp to Berlin grabbed headlines in the UK shortly after the Brexit vote. So how proactive are tech hubs at attracting start-ups, and do such campaigns work? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.
Latest Global articles
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.
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Officials at a recent forum in London explained how Kenya is one of Africa's economic stars, and is attracting investment through its open and stable economy. However, security issues and a creaking infrastructure are still a cause for concern, as Sebastian Shehadi reports.
Nigeria's minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, tells Natasha Turak that the country is widening its energy portfolio, confronting security challenges, and generally working to reassure nervous investors.
Latest Asia-Pacific articles
Sydney's population growth rate is such that it will soon no longer be able to spread outwards. To accommodate this rise, data and technology are increasingly being used to provide solutions. Douglas Clark reports on the city's smart thinking.
Chinese manufacturing giant Haier is spreading its reach from Asia to Europe and now the US, with ambitions to become a global household name. Michal Kaczmarski reports on its progress.
Latest Europe articles
Known more for its agricultural heritage, the Hungarian city of Kecskemét has turned itself into an automative hub, culminating in a $1.1bn Mercedes-Benz investment. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how senior figures on a local and national scale helped to seal the deal.
Who are the direct competitors of the UK in terms of inward FDI in the EU? Dr Antonios Kalyvas and Dr Theodora Bermpei give an analysis based on FDI similarity indices and identify the post-Brexit policy implications.
Latest Americas articles
Saint Lucia's prime minister, Allen Chastanet, tells Courtney Fingar about his ambitious plans to develop the island into a high-end tourist destination and an administrative hub for the Caribbean.
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