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Co-working trailblazer WeWork finds its happy place

Start-up WeWork’s aggressive global expansion has seen it open co-working offices in dozens of locations across the world. Its model of flexible, tailored space and 'communities' is fast catching on but are there risks? Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

CEOs optimistic about economic growth in PwC survey

PwC finds chief executives are far more upbeat about the world's prospects for growth in 2018 than they were in 2017, as Timothy Conley reports.

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Is the world ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

European companies are preparing for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, but there are risks that their foreign partners are less aware of the new regulations’ global reach. Erika Morphy looks at the implications of non-compliance for all parties.

Mozambique closes $8bn offshore LNG deal

Mozambique may be one of the world’s more financially troubled economies, but that has not stopped it from closing one of the region’s most ambitious energy deals.

SoftBank to boost Uber’s FDI drive?

Japan’s SoftBank group has acquired a 17% stake in Uber, enabling the ride-hailing app to support its technological ambitions.

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Croatia investment chief looks to attract tourists and IT

Zdenko Lucić, managing director of the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness of Croatia, talks to Courtney Fingar about the country’s growth industries of tourism and technology, and a refocus on quality investments.

Google investment boosts China's AI aspirations

Google's first Asian AI centre highlights China's increasing prominence in machine learning.

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Nestlé opens up to millennials in Rosslyn HQ

Having relocated to Rosslyn, Virginia, Nestlé’s new US headquarters have been carefully designed to attract and retain young talent, with open-plan spaces to encourage collaborative working and creative thinking. Erika Morphy reports.

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Will Foxconn’s blockchain initiative catch on?

Foxconn Technology Group’s finance arm partnered with Dianrong earlier in 2017 to launch a blockchain-based supply chain finance platform that effectively left banks on the sidelines. Erika Morphy reports on its impact.

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Hilton plans for long African stay

Hotel group Hilton is planning a major push into sub-Saharan Africa, which involves the opening of about 100 hotels over five years and includes conversions and new-builds in the mix. Wendy Atkins reports.

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