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Emerging markets will retain FDI attractiveness: Beazley

There will be a temporary dip in FDI into emerging markets this year but specialist insurance firm Beazley predicts that this will not damage the attractiveness of these destinations over the long term.

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CEOs positive about the global economy: PwC

The results of consultancy firm PwC's 17th annual global CEO survey show that optimism among the world's CEOs is growing, with a particular focus on the opportunities in emerging markets.

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Most 'intelligent communities' in Asia and North America: Intelligent Communities Forum

The top seven most intelligent communities are all in the US, Canada and Taiwan, according to US think tank Intelligent Communities Forum.

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Detroit is Canada's top US trading partner: Brookings Institution

A report by US think tank Brookings Institution reveals the major part that the automotive industry plays in US-Canadian trade, with 'motor city' Detroit ranking as Canada's largest US trading partner.

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FDI recovery in 2013: Unctad

Data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's latest report shows that FDI inflows in 2013 reached a level comparable to the pre-crisis average.

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Walmart to expand in China

Walmart has announced a plan to open more than 100 new stores in China.

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Ontario pledges further support to research

The government of Ontario has announced a plan to deliver $170m of funding to boost the province's research capabilities.

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David Cameron claims UK will become a "reshoring nation"

Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, UK prime minister David Cameron was optimistic about the country's reshoring trend.

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Threat of resource nationalism, says McKinsey

According to US-based consultancy firm McKinsey, the rise in low-income resource exporters will require foreign extraction firms to re-think their strategies.

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East Africa's risk profile increased in 2014: Maplecroft

According to risk analysis firm Maplecroft's latest political risk atlas, east Africa is now the most at-risk region for investors in sub-Saharan Africa.

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