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Start-up sins: the pitfalls to avoid when expanding overseas

New businesses often fall at the first hurdle once they venture beyond their homeland. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the common errors made during an early international expansion.

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From Locations

Up and coming: which emerging market IFCs are on the rise?

While the likes of London and New York remain the dominant global IFCs, there is a chasing pack of emerging market financial hubs that are looking to carve out a lucrative niche or become a regional champion. Natasha Turak assesses them.

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Viva Tel Aviv: how the Israeli city's start-up culture is winning admirers

The start-up culture found in Tel Aviv boasts Barack Obama among its admirers. Indeed, the Israeli city's entrepreneurial spirit and hi-tech expertise has had multinational companies from all over the world sitting up and taking notice, as John West discovers. 


Jordan seeks to exploit its perfect climate for solar and stability

Jordan is refining policies and signing international development deals to exploit its excellent conditions for solar energy projects and wind farms and its reputation for stability at the heart of one of the most turbulent parts of the world.

Latest Asia-Pacific articles

India on the comeback trail

Though some have questioned India’s heady GDP growth figures, its FDI recovery appears to be built on solid ground, as N Chandra Mohan discovers.


Hong Kong commerce secretary looks to linked in future with China

At the fDi Forum gathering of corporate executives and investment experts in Hong Kong, the country's secretary of commerce, Gregory So, talks to Courtney Fingar about how Hong Kong is on the road to greater regional connectivity through the One Belt, One Road plan.

Latest Europe articles


Has China developed a taste for European investment?

More often than not the first on the scene in developing countries, Chinese investors are now putting more money than ever into the advanced economies of Europe. Michal Kaczmarski and Nicholas Whey Yeap look at the reasons behind this shift in strategy.

TTIP vote leaves EU investor rights in legal limbo

Brussels and EU member states are battling for control over investment policy, denting overseas confidence in the region.

Latest Americas articles


A learning curve: how foreign students can provide an FDI boost

As the number of foreigners studying in the US hits a new high, the investment benefits of hosting overseas students are becoming increasingly apparent to universities and local investment promotion bodies alike.


Paraguay minister of culture seeking to build on Asuncion overhaul

Mabel Causarano, Paraguay’s minister of culture, is also involved in securing investment for the rejuvenation of capital city Asuncion's historic centre. She believes this will act as a catalyst to a wider regeneration of Paraguay, as Jason Mitchell discovers.

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