FDI boosts job creation in Americas in 2014

Nearly 100,000 jobs were created through FDI by automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), business services, renewables and consumer products firms in the Americas in the first six months of 2014.

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Saxony-Anhalt lays out the welcome mat

Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany is seen as a state that wants to do business, says Michal Kaczmarski, as the painful post-reunification period taught it the value of prioritising foreign investment

View from Asia: why solar's potential must be realised

The potential of solar energy in the Asia-Pacific market is enormous, but steep up-front charges and borrowing costs are stalling growth. 

Wuxi looks towards hi-tech transition

Wuxi looks towards hi-tech transition

The Chinese city of Wuxi is developing fast, plotting an innovative course towards a hi-tech, low-carbon economy. But while business leaders and officials line up to praise the city's rich promise, is it in a position to deliver?

Hope for Poland's renewables sector

The Polish Ministry of Environment has released a draft of the renewable energy sources act that it is hoped will be passed into law later this year.

Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector stages recovery

After four successive years of declining investment, figures from 2013 show a recovery in Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector.

FDI is drying up in the Polish renewable energy sector

Annual FDI project numbers in the Polish alternative/renewable energy sector have not reached double figures since 2008, and just one project was recorded in the sector in 2013.

Kenya still needs renewable energy sources: Firefly Solar

Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.

Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.

View from the Middle East and Africa: the potential of renewable energy

The focus on long-term energy diversification in the Middle East and north Africa spells investment potential for some. 

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