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Shared services

Global BPO market remains resilient

Global business process outsourcing is going from strength to strength, and while developed countries have dominated as sources of investment, developing countries are also starting to emerge.  

Think tank

Corporate services jobs: coming or going?

The headlines being made by 'reshoring' would suggest that offshoring has had its day. However, as Tracey Hyatt Bosman of Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co explains, the situation is much more complex than that.

Ursus

Ursus ploughs a more lucrative furrow

After more than a century in business, Ursus, a Polish agricultural machinery manufacturer, was on its last legs in 2011. Chief executive Karol Zarajczyk tells Michal Kaczmarski how his company went from nearly perishing to selling a $90m contract. 

Lodz

Lodz weaves a new development strategy to entice investment

A host of new developments are promising to transform the Polish city of Lodz, which has been struggling to emerge from the shadow of its textiles manufacturing past.

biopharma

Biotech-pharma hotspots on the up

Locations are taking advantage of the growing demand for healthcare, bringing together academia, big industry, start-ups, hospitals and sources of capital to create thriving specialised biomedical-pharmaceutical clusters.

Seychelles

The Seychelles: mixing beauty and business

The Seychelles is not only an idyllic tourist destination, it is also an increasingly attractive location in which to do business, thanks to its impressive IT infrastructure, high literacy rates and favourable tax policies. 

Anthony Hylton

Jamaica fights for its corner of global trade map

Jamaica has set itself the target of becoming the number one global trade hub in the Americas, exploiting its position near the Panama Canal and playing to its strengths as a service-based economy. The country's minister of industry, investment and commerce, Anthony Hylton, tells Courtney Fingar how this ambitious plan is progressing.

From Sectors

A 3D revolution in Africa?

As the 3D printing industry gains traction across the world, entrepreneurs all over Africa are coming up with 3D printers and 3D printed innovations of their own.

SAB Miller aims for the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ in Africa

SAB Miller, the world’s second largest brewing company, will adopt a new strategy targeting low income consumers in Africa.

PwC predicts real estate boom

In its 'Real estate 2020: building the future' report, global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts huge growth in the real estate sector over the next few years.

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