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Softbank weaves a world wide web
From Companies

Softbank weaves its world wide web

From humble beginnings, SoftBank has evolved into Japan’s leading telecommunications and internet corporation. John West looks at how the company’s chairman and CEO, Masayoshi Son, is now looking to make this success global.

Ursus
From Companies

Ursus ploughs a more lucrative furrow

After more than a century in business, Ursus, a Polish agricultural machinery manufacturer, was on its last legs in 2011. Chief executive Karol Zarajczyk tells Michal Kaczmarski how his company went from nearly perishing to selling a $90m contract. 

Chinese companies

China's maturing economy seeks FDI diversity

As China’s economy matures, there has been a shift in the country’s outbound FDI focus as global market influence and brand awareness become drivers of investment. 

From Companies

SAB Miller aims for the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ in Africa

SAB Miller, the world’s second largest brewing company, will adopt a new strategy targeting low income consumers in Africa.

From Companies

Taxand survey reveals corporate tax fears

The repercussions of putting tax practices in the public domain is a primary concern for CFOs, according to a survey by global tax advisor group Taxand.

Klarna

Payments specialist Klarna checks out the US market

Klarna has become Sweden's next $1bn tech company. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how the company has simplified online payments to the benefit of buyers and retailers alike, and reports on its quest to replicate its existing success in Europe in the competitive US payments market. 

Karan Chanana
From Companies

View from the C-Suite: how Amira's CEO is looking to conquer the rice world

Karan A Chanana, the chairman and CEO of basmati rice producer Amira Nature Foods, is not afraid to go about his business in an unconventional manner, from taking his own rice into the restaurants he dines in to attempting to establish a global brand in a highly fragmented market.

Delft proves the perfect fit for 3M

Executive decision: Delft proves the perfect fit for 3M

When 3M was looking for a location for its new headquarters in the Netherlands, the city of Delft's reputation as a hub for innovation, technology and R&D made the decision a simple one.

Breaking BITs
From Companies

Breaking BITs: why are countries withdrawing from bilateral investment treaties?

Originally established to protect the interests of foreign investors in host countries, bilateral investment treaties are coming under fire, with many countries arguing that the balance has tipped too far in favour of the investor.

From Companies

In Dispute: is Spain the new Argentina?

Spain is rapidly becoming the epicentre of the investment arbitration world, as the focus moves from Latin America.

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