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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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World Free Zones Organization chairman sees strength in certainty

On the sidelines of the World Free Zones Organization’s annual conference in May in Colombia, chairman Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni sat down with Courtney Fingar to discuss the challenges and trends facing free zones, and laud their ability to offer investors certainty in times of turbulence.

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Tamana Intech Park marries ecology with technology

Trinidad and Tobago hopes to become a Caribbean tech hub through the ambitious development of Tamana Intech Park, which boasts both innovation and sustainability credentials. Timothy Conley reports.

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Portugal's long-term education strategy pays off

Portugal’s long-term educational policies are paying dividends, with a high proportion of young people speaking more than one language and even sporting a master's degree. This in turn is attracting international companies and creating conditions that could lure many overseas Portuguese back. Courtney Fingar reports.

ADB meeting: investment in digital brings big dividends

Speakers at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Yokohama were keen to stress the transformative effect of technology investment. John West reports.

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Odessa eyes status as Ukraine's Silicon Valley

Known primarily as a holiday destination, Odessa is fast becoming a magnet for tech start-ups. Boasting highly skilled graduates and an entrepreneurial spirit, the port city has an ambition to become Ukraine’s San Francisco. Natasha Turak reports.

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Lviv gives Ukraine a European touch

Lviv has both close proximity to and a fondness for Europe. Together with a wealth of talent and favourable labour costs, the city is rapidly becoming a popular location within the EU supply chain, as Natasha Turak reports.

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The Trivago template: why tech start-ups in Düsseldorf can aim for the top

Düsseldorf's start-up scene has a huge success story to boast of in the shape of globally successful hotel search brand Trivago. However, as Wendy Atkins discovers, the city's collaborative approach to telecoms, ICT and all things digital means that hopes are high that many more multinational players will emerge in the coming years.

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Right idea, wrong place? The hurdles facing tech entrepreneurs in pariah states

Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.

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Standing out from the crowd: the rise and rise of digital hubs

As technology continues to connect the world, digital hubs are forming from Edinburgh to Nairobi, attracting both talent and investment. But what attributes are essential to the formation of such a cluster? Wendy Atkins investigates.

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