Following political upsets such as Brexit and the US election outcome, investors are braced for the possibility that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen could become the next French president – dealing the EU yet another body blow. Timothy Conley reports.
Swiss government proposals to withdraw tax breaks for multinationals have been defeated, with 59% of voters opposed to the changes. Timothy Conley reports
Maribor, Slovenia’s second city, is making the most of its proximity to key European and Balkan markets, as its mayor tells Michal Kaczmarski.
Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.
More than six months after the Brexit referendum, the precise conditions under which the UK will leave the EU remain unknown. This has not deterred France from going after new business opportunities, however, and investment agencies around the country are working on plans to attract more UK-based companies. Cecile Sourbes reports.
Technology has moved into the property space, but as they change how the property business functions, can ‘disruptive’ start-ups find answers to property problems such as affordability and sustainability?
Garen Mikirditsian, CEO of the Development Foundation of Armenia, a governmental agency dedicated to attracting investments, promoting exports and expanding the country’s tourism potential, outlines the country’s strengths, including its key location and large diaspora.
Armenia aims to exploit its ancient heritage – which includes a civilisation that predates the Egyptian pyramids – and its wine-making expertise to further boost its nascent tourist industry. Courtney Fingar reports.
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