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Digital age brings small towns into global economy

Digital age brings small towns into global economy

Once living in a small town meant isolation and a lack of opportunity. That is all changing as remote, rural communities embrace the digital age and link up with the global economy.

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Travel money: where are investments in the tourism industry going?

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, attracting high levels of investment and creating millions of jobs. But what does it take to become a tourist hub, and is big investment alone enough to attract a mass influx of visitors?

Latest Middle East & Africa articles

manufacturing on the rise

Mena’s manufacturing on the rise

Government efforts to move away from a reliance on hydrocarbons and into manufacturing are paying dividends, writes Barbara Njau, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the way.

African cities smarten up

Who will benefit from Africa's smart cities?

The rise of smart cities in sub-Saharan Africa is causing ripples of excitement in technology circles, but while so much of the region remains cut off from power supplies and the most basic of infrastructure, just who will benefit from this smartening up?

Latest Asia-Pacific articles

Industrial Wuhan eyes high-tech future

Industrial Wuhan eyes high-tech future

The Chinese city of Wuhan may have its economic roots in heavy industry, but it is now looking to new sectors higher up the value chain to improve efficiency and foster growth. 

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IFC director looks to unlock central Asia

The central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan barely register in terms of global FDI share, making the presence of the IFC in the region all the more important. The corporation's director of Europe and central Asia tells Michal Kaczmarski how the IFC is helping these former Soviet republics make their voices heard.

Latest Europe articles

Scotland makes room

Scotland hotel industry set for year in the spotlight

Scotland's already impressive tourist numbers will rise further still in 2014 as the country hosts the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Its hotel industry is well prepared to cope with this influx of visitors.

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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15

London has retained its position as fDi’s European City of the Future 2014/15, while Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen has sailed to the top to rank first among Europe’s regions. 

Latest Americas articles

Is it time to heed Cubas call for investment

Is it time to heed Cuba's call for investment?

Cuba offers tempting investment potential and has made recent advances to attract FDI. But, says William A Wilson III, various obstacles to foreign investment remain, meaning only the most adventurous of companies should consider investing in the country. 

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Mexico FM explains country's growth story

Mexico managed to record an increase in FDI figures in 2013, bucking a global trend, and reforms being put in place by its government appear to be paying off. Courtney Fingar speaks to finance minister Luis Videgaray to find out how the country plans to maintain this momentum.

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