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Middle East business services continues downward trend

The Middle East’s business services sector is showing no signs of improvement, as figures from 2011 onwards illustrate. Cara Lyttle reports.

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At your service: Jamaica's tailor-made training aims to keep investors happy

The importance of training is recognised at all levels throughout Jamaica, to the point where many of its government-sponsored programmes are developed to cater to the specific needs of the industries investing in the country. Natasha Turak reports on the impact this has had with regards to FDI. 

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Building Jamaica's BPO reputation

To realise its ambition of becoming a globally known hub for BPO operators, Jamaica needed to attract big-name players. The Barnett Tech Park – in bringing in Vistaprint, and then Advanced Call Centre Technologies and Xerox – did just this, giving the country international credibility. Natasha Turak looks at how these essential first steps were taken.

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Jamaica looks to realise its global BPO ambitions

Jamaica is eager to claim its share of the international outsourcing market and with a young, educated population, strong links to the US and the UK, a government committed to business-friendly policies, and an aptitude for customer service, the sector is expanding fast. 

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Frankfurt and Hamburg state lead German FDI charge

Germany is a major FDI player both within western Europe and globally. fDi takes a look at which cities and regions are the country's standout performers.

Colombia’s business services FDI falls

The period 2012-2014 saw a drastic decline in business services FDI, despite strong investment from Spain.

Belgium's business services sector continues downward trend

Between January 2012 and December 2014, Belgium's business services sector has seen a continuing reduction in investment.

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A little effort: why Poland's small cities should not be bypassed

Arkadiusz Bak of Poland’s ministry of economy explains why some of the country’s smaller cities should not be overlooked by foreign investors, but stresses that these locations also have to take a more proactive approach to FDI.

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How could the rise of shared office space affect the world of FDI?

In recent years, co-working environments have gained huge popularity among start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski asks whether shared office spaces can also become a viable alternative for foreign companies entering new markets.

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The great HQ race: can Thailand challenge Singapore in south-east Asia?

Thailand's recently announced tax incentives for companies setting up headquarters could give a much-needed boost to the country's slowing economy. But in a region where there is already stiff competition attracting multinational corporations, succeeding in this new sector will not be easy. 

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