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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. 

Mihir Kapadia
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View from the C-Suite: Sun Global Investments keeps faith in emerging markets

Global volatility may have put some investors off emerging markets but Mihir Kapadia, CEO and founder of London-based Sun Global Investments, tells Natasha Turak that with commodities bottoming out and young populations keen to thrive, the perceived risks in these markets do not match the reality.

Mercedes-Benz bets big on Hungary

Hungary has struck a $1.1bn deal with Mercedes-Benz that has broken the country's record for a single greenfield investment in car manufacturing.

Ogilvy & Mather identifies 12 new emerging middle class countries

Communications advisory firm Ogilvy & Mather has identified 12 key emerging middle class countries that will reshape future global growth: India, China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, The Philippines, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico and Myanmar.

Porto Alegre
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eSky makes journey from Poland to Brazil, via Google

When Polish online travel service eSky began researching promising markets for expansion, it was expected to settle on one of its European neighbours. However, its relationship with Google unexpectedly took it much further afield, as Michal Kaczmarski reports.

Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert

Aerospace and defence continue on an upward trajectory

Investment and innovation are keeping the aerospace and defence industry in the black, bringing financial benefits to US states such as North Carolina and New Mexico, and emerging Asian countries such as China and India.

An AJS truck at work
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Battle-hardened AJS Transport and Logistics extends reach beyond Angola

AJS Transport and Logistics built its business during Angola’s 27-year civil war, during which time it learned the value of investment in communities and personnel, as CEO Luis Silva explains to Natasha Turak.

An automotive choice TVR puts faith in Wales
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An automotive choice: TVR puts faith in Wales

South Wales is rapidly becoming an automotive hub, with both TVR and Aston Martin announcing major projects in the region. Courtney Fingar reports.

Carmakers think local to sell global

Carmakers move to a more localised model

The world’s three biggest automotive companies – Toyota, GM and Volkswagen – are starting to see global sales markets as individually targetable rather than one homogenous whole. Lillie Guyer looks at how each is altering its international strategy.

Denise Li
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PGC Capital beats Birmingham's drum in China

For Chinese investors looking to the UK market, Birmingham may not be their first port of call. Enter PGC Capital, a Shanghai-based private equity firm, which has identified the enormous investment potential in the city and is funding a range of projects in the infrastructure, property and energy sectors. Natasha Turak explains why.  

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