Emerging markets grab greater data centre share

As corporate dependence on technology continues to grow, developing economies are grabbing a greater share of investment in data centres despite their limited amount of suitable business space.


Huawei: a global firm with a local touch

Chinese company Huawei is expanding exponentially, shipping millions of smartphones annually. But, says Karen E Thuermer, the telecommunications supplier is keen to keep it local when it comes to establishing a presence in new markets.

Mexico and Brazil sign investment accord

A new agreement has been signed between Brazil and Mexico in a bid to boost investment flows between the two countries.


Nigerian infrastructure: building from the base up

Nigeria’s poor infrastructure has historically held back its economic development, but as This Is Africa reports, the arrival of private sector investment is changing all that

Will emerging markets lead the smart revolution

Will emerging markets lead the smart city revolution?

It is estimated that smart cities will present opportunities worth $1500bn over the next five years, with urban areas in emerging markets at the forefront of this development. But can a move towards 'smart' fill the huge infrastructural, social and energy requirements of these cities?

Start-ups cities index ranks UK destinations

According to the start-up cities index 2014, compiled by entrepreneur platform Startups, aside from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol are the leading locations for new businesses in the country.

Transfer pricing relief for Vodafone in India

The Bombay High Court has granted telecommunications company, Vodafone, relief from a $490m bill for allegedly underpricing its shares in a historic rights issue.

Talk about growth

Talk about growth: the communications sector boom

The fastest growing sector for FDI in 2013, the communications industry has seen a huge influx of investment in the past year, and with new technologies evolving at a pace, the demand for future capital expenditure is only set to grow.

Cologne shows off its digital credentials

Cologne shows off its digital credentials

Cologne's status as a 'place to be' for young people gives the city an advantage when it comes to digital and hi-tech industries, a fact not lost on the likes of Electronic Arts, IBM and Microsoft, which are located within the city.

View from Europe: Europe starts to feel the tech effect

Technology is accounting for a growing proportion of the European economy, and its influence is extending into a range of sectors, including retail, financial services and consumer goods.

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