As technology continues to connect the world, digital hubs are forming from Edinburgh to Nairobi, attracting both talent and investment. But what attributes are essential to the formation of such a cluster? Wendy Atkins investigates.
Latest Global articles
Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.
Latest Middle East & Africa articles
As internet usage soars across Africa, data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom is connecting remote areas across the continent via its broadband network. Sebastian Shehadi reports.
Dubai has many clusters, often supported by free zones to make the life of foreign investors easier. However, development should be more holistic to make the most of synergies, say Dr Ashraf Ali Mahate and Ana Arias Urones.
Latest Asia-Pacific articles
Vanuatu’s relaxed approach to life extends to its business environment, with low taxes and a light-touch regulatory regime. Besides plenty of room for expanding tourism, it offers potential investors a youthful workforce and unexploited natural resources, as Brian Caplen reports.
Latest Europe articles
More than six months after the Brexit referendum, the precise conditions under which the UK will leave the EU remain unknown. This has not deterred France from going after new business opportunities, however, and investment agencies around the country are working on plans to attract more UK-based companies. Cecile Sourbes reports.
Latest Americas articles
Latin American countries have a variable record when it comes to setting up special economic zones and providing an environment in which they can thrive. However, as Jason Mitchell finds, politicians are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of SEZs and are acting accordingly.
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