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Madrid leads Spain's FDI recovery

Spain's economic success stories have been thin on the ground since the onset of the global financial crisis, but that is changing, with capital city Madrid leading the country's charge across the hi-tech, transport and real estate sectors.

What now for African telecoms

What now for African telecoms?

The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable? 

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Emerging business lines such as financial services technology and legal services are increasingly taking advantage of Cardiff’s potential as an investment destination. 

Cardiff companies get students on board

Cardiff companies get students on board

Companies based in Cardiff are overcoming a local shortage of mid-level talent by joining forces to offer a graduate scheme that gives students the right experience while they study. 

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.

Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria

The African IFCs eyeing Johannesburg's crown

While Johannesburg remains way out in front when it comes to African international finance centres, competition is emerging in Casablanca, Lagos and Rwanda. And though reputational issues may dog much of the continent, it would seem that South Africa will not have everything its own way in the coming years.

Cedric Glover

Shreveport mayor takes listening and learning approach

The outgoing mayor of Shreveport in Louisiana, Cedric Glover, looks back on his tenure, telling Michal Kaczmarski how a collaborative approach helped him manage his city through one of the worst recessions in US history.

Luis Guillermo Solis

Costa Rica's new president springs into action

Costa Rica's new president, Luis Guillermo Solis, has wasted no time in hitting the investment trail. During his first visit to the US, he tells Michal Kaczmarski why inward investment is so important and explains his strategy for making Costa Rica a hub for high-tech companies.

Africa's investment attractiveness on the up, says EY

A survey by consultancy firm Ernst & Young showed that Africa’s investment attractiveness among UK businesses has improved considerable over the past few years.

Emerging market MNEs see strong profit growth

Multinational enterprises in developing economies are seeing their profits grow at a much faster rate than those in developed countries, according to a report by the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment.

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