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Farfetch

Tech and textiles: a Farfetch story

Farfetch founder Jose Neves combined his tech experience with a love of fashion to create a global high-end e-commerce site. He tells Natasha Turak about his growth plans, following a partnership with Condé Nast.

Nor Lines
From Sectors

Servitisation: manufacturing's 'new' solution

'Servitisation' may sound like a newly created buzzword, but it has a long history in manufacturing circles. However, as Karen Thuermer reports, it is currently a hot topic given its holistic nature and the manner in which it enhances a company's competitiveness, offering an opportunity to better meet customer demands.

Investing in infrastructure

Investing in infrastructure: if you build the right financial structures, will investors come?

The need for foreign investment in infrastructure is not going away; if anything, it keeps on growing. Public-private partnerships may well be the way forward but, as Natasha Turak finds out, governments need to up their game.

Amazon Drone

Can Amazon deliver on its grand distribution plans?

E-commerce giant Amazon is constantly looking at new markets to enter and new ways in which to provide its deliveries faster. But, asks Erika Morphy, will its focus on the food market or its use of drones bring the company global success?

Russia named most diversified commodity economy for the second year running

Russia has held firm as fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador, in the second annual index measuring the diversity of greenfield foreign investment. Cathy Mullan examines the results. 

Intel manufacturing
From Sectors

Israel hopes Innovation Box will bring R&D investment

With its new Innovation Box tax regime Israel is among the countries looking to capitalise on new global tax rules that are expected to encourage greater alignment of intellectual property registration and R&D activity. Courtney Fingar reports.

Site selection for US Toyota-Mazda plant goes into overdrive

Toyota and Mazda have announced a $1.6bn auto assembly plant in the US, but the existing site in Mississippi faces stiff competition from a host of other states for the deal worth 4000 jobs. Erika Morphy reports.

Novo Nordisk

The battle for biotech rages on

Countries all over the world are fighting for a share of the potentially lucrative biotech market, with emerging markets going all out to challenge traditional strongholds. Karen Thuermer assesses which locations are out in front or showing the strongest potential.

Novartis

Shanghai wins out as 2017 biotech FDI hotspots are revealed

The biotechnology sector has seen increasing levels of investment and job creation in recent years, and has become an important sector for those charged with investment attraction. Cathy Mullan reports on the locations getting it right. 

Defence and aerospace revenues up as global spending increases

The aerospace and defence sectors are benefiting from increased global military spending

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