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How the biotech bug is spreading

How the biotech bug is spreading

Widely considered the Holy Grail of inward investment, the biotech industry is perceived as possessing relative immunity to economic woes. With such potentially high rewards at stake, more and more destinations are trying to gain a foothold in the sector.

Taking innovation downtown

Are inner-cities the place the build innovation?

Just what makes an innovation district? asks Emily J Brown. Is it a city’s cultural vibe, modern amenities and transport? Or is it the mix of business and cutting-edge technology located there? 

New tech city

New York's new tech prospects

A new technology campus in New York City is pushing the boundaries of innovation, both in terms of its sustainable design and its collaborative education programme, but will it be able to galvanise the city's tech potential?

Breaking the silicon mould

Breaking the silicon mould

Researchers say that a new city model – dubbed silicon city – can help foster innovation and has the capacity to transform cities, even, they stretch so far as to say, the economically destitute Detroit.

Trade restrictions still a problem: WTO director general

In a speech made in February, Roberto Azevedo, director general of World Trade Organisation, stressed that while trade was likely to pick up in 2014, trade restrictions still posed a problem.

Global real estate market sinks to a new low

Global real estate market sinks to a new low

The real estate sector took a pounding in 2013, with record lows forecast for foreign investment on a global scale. But on a regional level, the Asia-Pacific is seeing increased investment in the sector in what is thought to be an emerging trend.  

Inditex top investor in 2013

fDi Markets’ list of top foreign investors in 2013. 

US exports at record-high levels

US exports are up again in 2013 thanks to Latin America’s appetite for US products.

Utahs unique appeal wins over big names

Utah's unique appeal wins over big names

Utah's reputation of being one of the US's more remote and less exciting states does not seem to have put off a number of multinational companies from establishing operations within its borders. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it is that is attracting these firms to the state.

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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