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Alipay from Alibaba

Europe and China make ground as fintech approaches tipping point

The disruption to traditional banking models caused by fintech may be reaching a tipping point, but some investors are looking beyond the US to Europe and China, where the scale of innovation may surpass traditional expectations.

Paresh Davdra

RationalFX stays on the money for foreign exchange

RationalFX, launched in the UK 11 years ago, was a pioneer in online foreign exchange services. Its founder and CEO tells Natasha Turak how new innovations can keep it at the forefront of fintech trends, Brexit or not.

Baidu

China's tech target: domestic dominance leads to global ambition

China's tech companies have thus far largely concentrated on cracking their considerable domestic market. However, led by the likes of Alibaba and Huawei, they are now increasingly looking to expand globally, into both developed and emerging economies.

Shelling out

Shell bets big on Pittsburgh's manufacturing strengths

Pittsburgh's steel-making heyday may be behind it but the city's strong infrastructure has convinced Shell it is the right place to build its new ethane cracker plant in Monaca. But what made the multinational oil company settle on a location so far from its usual US home of the Gulf Coast? Michal Kaczmarski finds out.

Russia leads commodity economies for diversification

fDi’s Diversification Index analysed commodity economies to assess export levels and the diversity of inward greenfield investment. Russia tops the rankings, followed by Belgium and Malaysia.

Global tourism by John Holcroft

How global tourism growth is triggering a new wave of investment promotion

The travel industry is an important driver of both regional and national economic development in many countries. Unlocking its untapped potential could boost its economic significance still further, which is where IPAs come in, writes Cecilia Pasquinelli.

GlaxoSmithKline in Upper Providence

Worth the experiment? US second-tier biotech locations make their case

Soaring costs at the US's major biotech hubs such as Boston and California are moving the spotlight to second-tier locations. But how can the likes of Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Maryland stand out from the crowd at attract investment in this lucrative sector? Michal Kaczmarski finds out.

Mobile plant Airbus

How an Airbus investment sent Mobile, Alabama, soaring

Attracted by strong infrastructure and its reputation for manufacturing reliability, European aerospace firm Airbus has given a big boost to the Alabama city of Mobile, as Courtney Fingar discovers. 

Mercedes-Benz bets big on Hungary

Hungary has struck a $1.1bn deal with Mercedes-Benz that has broken the country's record for a single greenfield investment in car manufacturing.

China and India drive transport sector

Law firm’s annual survey clarifies outlook for global transport services.

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