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The US announces 12 regions that will form the focus of its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership scheme.
A new free trade zone in Shanghai has had little foreign interest, according to consultancy firm Nexia TS China.
Global free zone association, the World Free Zones Organisation, was launched in Dubai in May.
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Carefully timed arbitration notices from several foreign companies in India send strong signals to the new government that they need to reform the country's business landscape.
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