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Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home
From Sectors / Metals

Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home

The head of Allegheny Technologies Inc has seen his company spread its wings to all corners of the globe, but he is happy that the US commitment to being a leading manufacturing region means his home base remains an advantageous place to do business.

Astrobotic Technologies, Pittsburgh
From Sectors / Metals

US manufacturers set their sights on the city

A new generation of hi-tech manufacturers in the US are driving demand for industrial space in some of the country's largest cities.

Is Indonesia in a jam
From Sectors / Metals

Will the real Indonesia please stand up?

The growth of Indonesia’s economy has made headlines in recent years, but 2014 sees the country at a crossroads, with slowing growth, a still-creaking infrastructure, an end to cheap credit from the US and uncertainty regarding the impact of economic integration with the Association of South-East Asian Nations. 

Felipe Larraín
From Sectors / Metals

Chile's finance minister sees fruits of stability

Chile’s minister of finance talks about his country’s reputation for stability, the impact of China’s slowdown and the continued need for economic diversification. 

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map
From Sectors / Metals

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly keen to show off their tourism credentials to international travellers. But while visitor numbers are on the rise, the region's dated infrastructure and poor image are proving to be tough obstacles to overcome.

Botswana shines brightly
From Sectors / Metals

Botswana shines brightly

Political stability and thriving minerals and metals sectors have made Botswana stand out over the past few decades when compared to its southern African neighbours. And while an over-reliance on its diamond trade and worries over power shortages loom large, the country's attractiveness to investors remains strong.

From Sectors / Metals

India’s FDI reforms lack steel

Inordinate delays issuing mining rights and processing land acquisitions have cost India billions of dollars in lost investment in steel production.

A revival made in Sheffield
From Sectors / Metals

A revival made in Sheffield

Once the poster child of the UK's industrial decline, Sheffield's recession-defying growth in recent years has been based around the city and surrounding region using its past as a steelmaking and mining centre to embrace more modern technology, all backed up by training programmes supplying a steady stream of engineering talent.

An AMP-powered success
From Sectors / Metals

AMP powers Sheffield's growth

The Advanced Manufacturing Park, or AMP, located just outside Sheffield has attracted myriad leading names in the metals industry since its opening in the mid-1990s, maintaining the region's reputation as a global leader in this sector.

Guatemala looks to bridge the economic gap
From Sectors / Metals

Guatemala looks to bridge the economic gap

Guatemala may not be enjoying the same sort of economic success as many of its Latin American counterparts, but the country's minister of foreign affairs, Fernando Carrera, explains how this will change as it works on increasing its security and regulation, while strengthening its relationships with its neighbours to the north and south

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