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Will 3D printing revive developed world manufacturing

Will 3D printing revive developed world manufacturing?

As three-dimensional printing starts to take off, manufacturers and policymakers in the US are starting to realise its potential for job creation and economic development. 

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly keen to show off their tourism credentials to international travellers. But while visitor numbers are on the rise, the region's dated infrastructure and poor image are proving to be tough obstacles to overcome.

Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

Stelios plans steady journey for 'easy' empire

The man simply known as 'Stelios' tells fDi why Cyprus should concentrate on its strengths as a tourist destination as it recovers from its banking crisis, and why his 'easy' empire will continue on the slow and steady path to growth.

An AMP-powered success

AMP powers Sheffield's growth

The Advanced Manufacturing Park, or AMP, located just outside Sheffield has attracted myriad leading names in the metals industry since its opening in the mid-1990s, maintaining the region's reputation as a global leader in this sector.

View from Europe: June/July 2013

European industry would do well to emulate the region’s aerospace success.

Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby has a history of innovation dating back to the industrial revolution, a mindset that continues to serve it well into the digital age. Local authorities – keen to make the city somewhere to live as well as work – have spent the past few years improving Derby's leisure offering, all of which is enabling the city to continue to punch above its weight.

Steven Goldthwaite

View from the C-suite: Metem's forward thinking

The CEO of machining and assembled components supplier Metem tells fDi that innovation is at the core of his company's strategy, a mindset that enables its younger workers to thrive.

Derby quality leads UK manufacturing revival

Derby's quality leads UK manufacturing revival

The UK's manufacturing decline of recent years seems to have bypassed Derby, which has met the challenge of low-cost competitors in the developing world by focusing upon quality.

The great aerospace battle

The great aerospace battle

With global demand for new aircraft estimated to be 20,000 over the next 20 years, it is unsurprising that destinations the world over are queuing up to show off their credentials in the aerospace sector. But how many of them can provide the holy trinity of incentive programmes, close proximity to suppliers and customers, and a skilled employee base?

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