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Start-ups cities index ranks UK destinations

According to the start-up cities index 2014, compiled by entrepreneur platform Startups, aside from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol are the leading locations for new businesses in the country.

US top destination for Chinese FDI: Blank Rome

US-based law firm Blank Rome has identified the US as the leading destination for the increasing levels of FDI flowing out of China.

Transfer pricing relief for Vodafone in India

The Bombay High Court has granted telecommunications company, Vodafone, relief from a $490m bill for allegedly underpricing its shares in a historic rights issue.

Closing the finance gap

Kuala Lumpur looks to emerge from Singapore's financial shadow

Singapore may be the leading international financial centre in south-east Asia, but Kuala Lumpur is looking to narrow the gap through becoming a regional hub for Islamic finance as well as catering for more conventional financial institutions through its Tun Razak Exchange.

China shows its creative side
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China shows its creative side

Part of China's shift away from manufacturing and towards more value-added sectors has seen it focus more on innovation and design. With an exponential rise in the number of Chinese students taking creative arts courses and a record number of design patents registered in recent years, it seems as if the country's creative juices are really starting to flow.

A TVA guide

How does the Tennessee Valley Authority work?

The Tennessee Valley Authority's remit – a federally owned utility company with responsibilities towards community development in a vast area of the US's south-east – means that it stands out from other energy companies and development agencies. Indeed, this unusual structure is working to it advantage when it comes to attracting investment to the region.

Talk about growth

Talk about growth: the communications sector boom

The fastest growing sector for FDI in 2013, the communications industry has seen a huge influx of investment in the past year, and with new technologies evolving at a pace, the demand for future capital expenditure is only set to grow.

Cologne logistical advantage
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An extended reach: Cologne's logistical advantage

Cologne's status as a hub for industries across myriad sectors is in no small part down to its excellent road, rail, river and air links, which put the rest of Europe within easy reach.

Cologne shows off its digital credentials

Cologne shows off its digital credentials

Cologne's status as a 'place to be' for young people gives the city an advantage when it comes to digital and hi-tech industries, a fact not lost on the likes of Electronic Arts, IBM and Microsoft, which are located within the city.

Cologne maintains aerospace and aviation hub status

Cologne maintains aerospace and aviation hub status

The continued presence of other leading aerospace and aviation companies, close proximity to three large airports and close links with educational establishments combine to give Cologne confidence that its aerospace sector can rise above the loss of Lufthansa’s headquarters. 

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