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A little local knowledge sees Ulmart sweep Russian e-commerce market

Ulmart – Russia's equivalent of Amazon – is dominant in its home market, where it is active in more than 240 cities. And through its digital strategy, which among other innovations sees it accept payment in Bitcoin, the company looks set to stay ahead of the international field.

View from Europe: UK aerospace needs clarity on Brexit

The UK aerospace industry is worth £31bn and employs more than 100,000 people, but relies on collaboration with Europe. This could be jeopardised if uncertainty over Brexit is allowed to persist, says Douglas Clark.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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In Dispute: the pain of Spain

A handful of arbitration cases against Spain regarding its renewable energy policies have been settled, but many more are to come in what will prove a costly process for the country, win or lose, writes Luke Peterson.

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Why Malta wins in the globalisation stakes

A leading Italian think tank has named Malta as one of the 'winners' of globalisation. Emanuele Schibotto looks at the factors behind this, including the country's increasingly diversified economy, the reinvention of its tourism offering, and the welcome it offers to overseas workers.

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Portugal's economy minister looks to an open future

Portugal’s minister of economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, tells Natasha Turak how increases in exports and tourism have driven the country’s growth, enabling it to reduce its fiscal deficit and unemployment levels, while its open approach has prevented protectionist sentiments from taking hold within its borders.

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Grodzisk Mazowiecki mayor looks to gain innovation cutting edge

Grzegorz Benedykcinski, the mayor of Grodzisk Mazowiecki, which won best small Polish city in fDi’s Polish Cities of the Future 2017/18 ranking, explains the secrets behind its success, including a favourable location, an educated workforce and an appetite for innovation.

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Investment minister looks to boost Armenia's FDI advantage

Suren Karayan, Armenia’s minister of economic development and investments, explains how the country plans to exploit its network of east-west connections to enhance its FDI attractiveness.

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UK dependencies and territories ride out Brexit worries

UK dependencies such as the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar are already feeling the impact of the 2016 Brexit referendum. So far, however, all are reporting greater interest from investors since last June, writes Wendy Atkins.

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Chief minister explains why Brexit will not rock Gibraltar

Although Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU in the 2016 UK referendum, the British overseas territory pragmatically prepared in advance for a Brexit outcome, says chief minister Fabian Picardo. He tells Wendy Atkins why he is optimistic about future opportunities.

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