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Development minister says Ontario's aerospace sector still soaring

Ontario in Canada is already a leading aerospace and defence hub, but as its minister for economic development and growth, Brad Duguid, tells Natasha Turak, the province has ambitious growth plans to match its wealth of talent.

William Wong

View from the C-suite: Kingsoft's adaptable expansion

Kingsoft is a big name in desktop software in its home market of China, but in its overseas ventures has found stiff competition in a dominant Microsoft. Its US-based vice-president of business development tells Michal Kaczmarski how the company has adapted to create a niche for itself away from Asia.


Canada’s quiet tech charge

Canadian tech companies are slowly but surely expanding overseas, establishing a presence in locations as diverse as Silicon Valley and Sweden. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the firms behind this quiet success story.

Brazil smartphone

Latin America's start-up boom

The start-up scene in Latin America is – for the most part – blossoming, though each of the major countries in the region appears to be working to a very different strategy. Jason Mitchell looks at the impact of the venture capital spent in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile.

Haier's Qingdao factory

China's Haier targets US following Russian success

Chinese manufacturing giant Haier is spreading its reach from Asia to Europe and now the US, with ambitions to become a global household name. Michal Kaczmarski reports on its progress.

Mercedes plant Kecskemet

Hungarian city of Kecskemét gives Mercedes-Benz the VIP treatment

Known more for its agricultural heritage, the Hungarian city of Kecskemét has turned itself into an automative hub, culminating in a $1.1bn Mercedes-Benz investment. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how senior figures on a local and national scale helped to seal the deal.

Svartsengi geothermal power station

Cool runnings: why colder locations are winning data centre business

The need for data – and therefore data storage – is getting higher by the day. But while data centres in the past have looked to locate near large cities, the low energy costs of countries in colder climates – such as Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden – are coming more and more into favour. Wendy Atkins reports.

Attracting innovators

Attracting innovators: how to lure international entrepreneurs

A letter from German economic senator Cornelia Yzer inviting London's tech entrepreneurs to decamp to Berlin grabbed headlines in the UK shortly after the Brexit vote. So how proactive are tech hubs at attracting start-ups, and do such campaigns work? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.

From Sectors

The future of America's Rust Belt

Millions of manufacturing jobs have gone in the former industrial heartlands of the US in the past few decades. In an effort to counteract this, state bodies are joining forces to attract FDI and ensure they can offer the skilled workforce demanded by investors. Natasha Turak reports.

Post-Brexit London still preferred by US tech firms

A survey has found US tech chiefs still prefer London to its European peers, citing human talent, language and easy access to finance.

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