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Lilianne Ploumen

Netherlands foreign trade minister takes the co-operative approach

The Dutch minister for foreign trade and development co-operation, Lilianne Ploumen, talks about competition, complacency and why partnering with developing countries is a win-win situation.

Standing out from the crowd at MIPIM

Mipim 2014: standing out from the crowd

Mipim, an international real estate show hosted every year in Cannes, France, brings together thousands of developers and architects, as well as city and country officials eager to court potential investors. At this year's event, Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives from Brabant, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Liverpool, Montenegro and the Chechen Republic what sets their locations apart from other destinations.

Brabant uses brain power to bring in investment

Brabant uses brain power to bring in investment

The Dutch region of Brabant has been punching above its weight in recent years when it comes to attracting investment, particularly in innovative or knowledge-based industries. Michal Kaczmarski takes a look at the secrets behind the province's success.

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense?

Sister city partnerships are not in themselves conduits to economic flows. For both cities to benefit from a partnership, the coupling must be chosen carefully, with relevant connections between the two locations that can translate into real business opportunities.

Remaking Cities Congress stresses value of 'soft factors'

Delegates at the Remaking Cities Congress in Pittsburgh discussed issues such as 'soft factors' that can transform urban areas, and ideas that cities can 'steal' from one another.

Pilot on global journey

Global outlook pays off for Pilot

Logistics and transport company Pilot Freight Services used the global recession to its advantage, expanding aggressively and taking on more staff, all with a view to providing a better service to its clients. The results so far suggest that this bravery has paid off.

The Hague's Binnenhof

Netherlands strives for flexibility and friendliness

The Netherlands is altering its business landscape by bringing in a series of laws intended to make it even easier for foreign companies to invest in the country.

Record number of projects in Benelux financial services sector in 2011

With 34 projects recorded in 2011, Benelux's financial services sector is staging a recovery.

Eindhovens innovation and success

Collaboration proves key to Eindhoven's innovation and success

By encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to production and a co-operative approach to research and development, Eindhoven in the Netherlands has transformed itself from a city reliant on the economic output of two companies to the home of a campus designed to inspire collaboration and innovation between the hundreds of companies based there.

Austria keeps FDI close to home

Unlike other European countries, many of which are taking advantage of opportunities to invest in emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region, the majority of outward FDI from Austria goes to countries in the 'Rest of Europe' region.

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