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.

Life after Nokia

Life after Nokia: how the Finnish city of Tampere is still thriving

The decline of once-dominant telecommunications giant Nokia had grim repercussions for the Finnish city of Tampere, in which it employed 4000 people at its peak. However, with an educated, highly skilled workforce, and its innovative streak still fully intact, Tampere is filling the 'Nokia gap' with a number of exciting projects.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Unleashing the potential of local innovation

Governments in Africa are catching on to the development potential of ICT solutions developed by local entrepreneurs.  

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Over the past two decades, Malaysia has established itself as one of the world's leading low-cost electrical component manufacturers. However, thanks to academic institutions such as Kuala Lumpur's Mimos ICT centre of innovation, the country is looking to rise up the value chain in this sector.

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? 

Global M&A activity surpassing 2013: Mergermarket

A third quarter report by data provider Mergermarket shows that deal value in the four months has exceeded that seen in the same quarter of 2013.

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