One by one, US states are grappling with laws relating to the LGBT community. But does gay friendly necessarily mean business friendly? And while many companies – among them PayPal, American Airlines and Apple – have taken principled stands against anti-LGBT laws, how many will follow?
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Investment and innovation are keeping the aerospace and defence industry in the black, bringing financial benefits to US states such as North Carolina and New Mexico, and emerging Asian countries such as China and India.
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Its categorisation as a 'least developed country' says much about Lesotho's current economic condition, but the country's deputy prime minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, tells Natasha Turak how the government is investing in its people and improving its business climate to attract more FDI and boost its economic outlook.
The urgent need for jobs in landlocked Lesotho has led the government to pursue a strategy of investing in training, education and labour-intensive industries, while addressing issues such as corruption and the ease of doing business in the country.
Latest Asia-Pacific articles
Authorities across the central Asia and Caucasus region are hoping a combination of reforms, privatisation and infrastructure investment will protect them against the downturn in the oil and gas markets.
Latest Europe articles
With Spain and Portugal attracting more than 8% of Europe’s FDI last year, cities from the two countries are proving to be increasingly attractive to foreign investors. Barcelona ranked top of the major cities, while Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canaries led the medium-sized table. Geraldine Ewing and Christine McMillan analyse the results.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the prime minister of Georgia, tells Courtney Fingar how he is hoping his tax reforms, reduction in red tape and infrastructure improvements will help attract further inflows from the countries of the Middle East.
Latest Americas articles
As political upheaval throughout Latin America allows pro-business governments to flourish, investment consultancy ManattJones is advising companies big and small on entering the region, and its CEO Michael Camunez tells Natasha Turak that Mexico is one of its fastest maturing markets.
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