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Ubers rapid journey to the top
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Uber's rapid journey to the top

Entrepreneurs have watched mobile taxi company Uber's explosive growth with a sense of awe, while local authorities have eyed it with trepidation. Michal Kaczmarski reports on how the California-based company has managed to get public officials onside, while at the same time continuing its aggressive expansion through the launch of its global support network. 

Mexico US and China stay in pole position

Mexico, US and China accelerate ahead of competitors in auto components sector

The automotive components sector has been largely dominated by three countries – Mexico, the US and China – in recent years, with emerging locations, including India, Thailand, Germany and the UK, trailing behind. 

Latest Middle East & Africa articles

Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy

Opening up: Oman's minister of commerce and industry ushers in new investment age

Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Oman's minister of commerce and industry, tells Natasha Turak how the country's new investment law will open it up to foreign investors, and make it an easier and faster location in which to do business.

Can diversification save Oman

Can diversification save Oman?

Oman is responding to falling oil prices with a plan to shift its economic focus to alternative revenue streams, not least its thriving tourism industry, as Natasha Turak discovers at the 2016 Economic Forum.

Latest Asia-Pacific articles

China changes its FDI landscape

The pros and cons of China's new Foreign Investment Law

China's new Foreign Investment Law will take effect soon. Linda Yang and Shihan Huang of law firm Yingke Law assess its likely impact.

Denise Li

PGC Capital beats Birmingham's drum in China

For Chinese investors looking to the UK market, Birmingham may not be their first port of call. Enter PGC Capital, a Shanghai-based private equity firm, which has identified the enormous investment potential in the city and is funding a range of projects in the infrastructure, property and energy sectors. Natasha Turak explains why.  

Latest Europe articles

From Locations

EY Italy chief on the country’s FDI comeback

Italy has navigated stormy economic waters for years. But, as EY Italy CEO Donato Iacovone tells Jacopo Dettoni, the country is trying to regain some of its investment appeal on the back of the government’s reform agenda. 

Hungary the forgotten FDI destination

Hungary: the forgotten FDI destination

Hungary was once the economic poster child of central and eastern Europe. However, since the financial crisis the country has struggled, and under nationalistic prime minister Viktor Orban its levels of FDI have plummeted. Michal Kaczmarski analyses just what went wrong.

Latest Americas articles

Daniel Guerrero

San Marcos mayor happy with his small advantage

The Texan city of San Marcos is establishing a reputation as a tech hub within the state, and counts Amazon among its list of satisfied customers. It's mayor, Daniel Guerrero, tells Michal Kaczmarski why the small but affluent city is proving so adept at punching above its weight.

Sam Liccardo

San Jose mayor looks beyond 'lucky' tech supremacy

The mayor of California's San Jose, Sam Liccardo, acknowledges that he is lucky to be running a city into which investors – particularly tech giants – are flocking, but he tells Michal Kaczmarski that he is keen to maintain a diverse economy and an affordable cost of living for its inhabitants.

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