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Mercedes plant Kecskemet
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Hungarian city of Kecskemét gives Mercedes-Benz the VIP treatment

Known more for its agricultural heritage, the Hungarian city of Kecskemét has turned itself into an automative hub, culminating in a $1.1bn Mercedes-Benz investment. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how senior figures on a local and national scale helped to seal the deal.

Daniel Boldin
From Companies

Why AsGoodAsNew Electronics is happy with its Frankfurt (Oder) home comforts

Tech start-up AsGoodAsNew Electronics was founded in Frankfurt (Oder) in 2008 and has been happy to keep its base in the city, even as its global reputation expands. Natasha Turak speaks to the company's management about why there is no place like home.

Attracting innovators
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Attracting innovators: how to lure international entrepreneurs

A letter from German economic senator Cornelia Yzer inviting London's tech entrepreneurs to decamp to Berlin grabbed headlines in the UK shortly after the Brexit vote. So how proactive are tech hubs at attracting start-ups, and do such campaigns work? Michal Kaczmarski investigates.

Ireland refuses to crumble over Apple

Ireland is appealing the EC’s ruling that it should recover €13bn in tax from Apple. 

Site-selection
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The top 10 site-selection errors made by manufacturers

Investors should look beyond the short-term incentives and take expert consultation when choosing a manufacturing site to make sure they avoid expensive mistakes, write Mark Williams and Danielle Campolo of Strategic Development Group.

Paresh Davdra
From Companies

RationalFX stays on the money for foreign exchange

RationalFX, launched in the UK 11 years ago, was a pioneer in online foreign exchange services. Its founder and CEO tells Natasha Turak how new innovations can keep it at the forefront of fintech trends, Brexit or not.

Baidu
From Companies

China's tech target: domestic dominance leads to global ambition

China's tech companies have thus far largely concentrated on cracking their considerable domestic market. However, led by the likes of Alibaba and Huawei, they are now increasingly looking to expand globally, into both developed and emerging economies.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon makes a splash in India as e-commerce booms

Amazon is making headway throughout India as large sections of the country's vast population embrace e-commerce. But what impact will the American giant have on domestic internet shopping firms such as Flipkart and Snapdeal? Jacopo Dettoni investigates.

Shelling out

Shell bets big on Pittsburgh's manufacturing strengths

Pittsburgh's steel-making heyday may be behind it but the city's strong infrastructure has convinced Shell it is the right place to build its new ethane cracker plant in Monaca. But what made the multinational oil company settle on a location so far from its usual US home of the Gulf Coast? Michal Kaczmarski finds out.

Mobile plant Airbus

How an Airbus investment sent Mobile, Alabama, soaring

Attracted by strong infrastructure and its reputation for manufacturing reliability, European aerospace firm Airbus has given a big boost to the Alabama city of Mobile, as Courtney Fingar discovers. 

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