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US government launches Africa campaign

In a bid to encourage US companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in Africa, the US government has launched a series of programmes aimed at facilitating investment in the continent. 

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IDB: Latin America and the Caribbean set for 2015 growth

Latin America and the Caribbean region set to record GDP growth of 2.2% for 2015 according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Zimbabwe's vice-president vows to relax investment laws

Zimbabwe’s new vice-president has signalled his intention to promote FDI and cut bureaucracy. 

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Mercedes-Benz USA moves to Atlanta

The carmaker is relocating its headquarters to take advantage of Georgia’s low-cost environment, workforce quality and location. 

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Global trade loses momentum: World Bank

Global trade is slowing down, according to a study by the World Bank, hit by shifting trade patterns, low interest rates and soft commodity prices. 

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Crossborder legislation up in 2014: Unctad

Liberalisation and promotion of investment increased in 2014, according to a report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

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UAE Exchange leads Middle Eastern FDI outflows in 2014

Money transfer specialist, UAE Exchange, recorded more than 50 projects in the first three quarters of 2014, making it the most prolific investor from the Middle East in this period.

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Medtech M&As peak in 2014: GlobalData

There was a record number of mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry in 2014, according to a report by consulting firm, GlobalData.

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UK SMEs increasing international activity

The latest International Trade Monitor survey by Western Union Business Solutions finds an increase in confidence among UK-based small and medium-sized businesses, which will see them increasingly look at opportunities abroad.

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Big changes to tax regimes in 2014: Taxand

An annual report by international tax advisory network, Taxand, highlights a number of significant changes that have transformed the global tax landscape.

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