Latest Global articles

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When FDI fails: learning the lessons of international expansion

The complexities of overseas expansions are often overlooked in the bid to tap into new growth markets. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it takes to crack foreign markets. 

Start-up spaces for FDI

How could the rise of shared office space affect the world of FDI?

In recent years, co-working environments have gained huge popularity among start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski asks whether shared office spaces can also become a viable alternative for foreign companies entering new markets.

Latest Middle East & Africa articles

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Egypt's reawakening: how the country has put itself back on the FDI map

Fiscal reforms aimed at accelerating economic development in Egypt are paying off, with investment returning to the country, along with a stable credit outlook.

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Iran awaits sanctions end to unleash FDI potential

Foreign companies are renewing relations with Iran in anticipation of an agreement over its uranium enrichment programme. Will the lifting of sanctions allow the country to finally meet its potential as an investment destination? 

Latest Asia-Pacific articles

India infrastructure

Will state funding alone be enough to unblock India's infrastructure bottlenecks?

India’s new business-friendly government is looking to tackle the country's infrastructure problems as part of its plans to boost economic growth. But will the planned spending be enough to support its expanding manufacturing and service industries, or will outside funding be needed?

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Japanese lessons: what the country can learn from Uniqlo's success

Fashion brand Uniqlo, part of Fast Retailing, the world's fourth largest retail holding company, has expanded rapidly in recent decades, both at home and abroad. It is a success story – with highs as well as lows – that CEO Tadashi Yanai is urging the Japanese government to learn from.  

Latest Europe articles

Eastern Polands infrastructure deficit

Off track: Eastern Poland's infrastructure deficit

While the cities of eastern Poland appear to be well located – offering access to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania as well as links to Warsaw – the reality for many of them is one of infrastructural shortfall, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

Georgia and the art of getting noticed

Georgia and the art of getting noticed

A positive rating and impressive rankings for tackling corruption and ease of doing business are getting Georgia noticed internationally. And while the country’s challenges are many, new agreements on trade could provide a further FDI boost. 

Latest Americas articles

Cuba comes in from the cold

In from the cold: the implications of the US's thawing on Cuba

The relaxing of travel and commercial restrictions between Cuba and the US announced in 2014 has already seen a glut of international companies visiting the island, enthused by the potential of the country. But is the 'new' Cuba all it appears to be? Michael Deibert investigates.

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Susana Martinez: incentivising investment in New Mexico

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez has been sharpening the state’s competitive edge, pushing through legislative changes to make its investment environment more attractive. 

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