Asia’s growing digital economy could be a global answer to falling trade figures, business leaders told a roundtable in London.
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The Black Sea resort of Odessa has been an unexpected beneficiary of Russia’s manoeuvres in the region.
After suffering first a devastating earthquake, then a trade blockade with major investor India, Nepal has seen its FDI plummet in the past year. Ongoing political instability has not helped.
A US professor has questioned whether FDI is always a benefit to developing countries given that companies can use sophisticated techniques to remove their profits or avoid tax. Philippa Maister reports.
India names its fast-growing mobile phone market and low labour costs as two good reasons for Chinese companies to move to India, although China fears such migration could lead to job losses at home.
Zambia and Zimbabwe kick off joint Batoka Gorge project by naming the African Development Bank as lead adviser.
Liquid Telecom CEO Nic Rudnik has declared his ambition to connect Africa to a fibre network.
The Polish government is defiant over its new taxes on large multinationals, despite protests from the EC and a downgrade by Moody’s.
A survey has found US tech chiefs still prefer London to its European peers, citing human talent, language and easy access to finance.
UN trade body Unctad has warned that slow growth in developed countries is having a knock-on effect and sparking protectionism.
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