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Hitachi Rail on a roll in UK

Lucrative contracts across England and Scotland have brought Hitachi Rail to the UK, investing millions in a manufacturing facility and creating 700 jobs.

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Huawei: a global firm with a local touch

Chinese company Huawei is expanding exponentially, shipping millions of smartphones annually. But, says Karen E Thuermer, the telecommunications supplier is keen to keep it local when it comes to establishing a presence in new markets.

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Dragon Capital CEO: Vietnam winning among emerging economies

As the founder of Ho Chi Minh-based Dragon Capital, Dominic Scriven is well placed to assess Vietnam's ascent to become one of the world's leading emerging economies. He tells Edward Russell-Walling why the country's future is so bright.

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Start-up sins: the pitfalls to avoid when expanding overseas

New businesses often fall at the first hurdle once they venture beyond their homeland. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the common errors made during an early international expansion.

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ARaymond moves with the times

French company ARaymond has a lengthy history of supplying the auto industry, dating back to the 19th century. However, as its CEO and president explains, the company is more concerned with its future than its past, a factor behind its willingness to embrace modern management styles.

Eurotorg checks out new markets
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Eurotorg checks out new markets

Eurotorg has expanded rapidly in the past few years, growing from a small, local grocery chain into an international operation, with stores in three countries as well as an online service. Its challenge now is to maintain this momentum over the long term.

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IBM invests in growing its Egypt connection

The past few years might have been difficult politically for Egypt, but that has not affected the plans of US technology and consultancy firm IBM, which has steadily been growing its presence in the country, expanding its operations and developing partnerships with local educational institutions and the government. 

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How big data can help to find FDI opportunities

By combining traditional FDI attraction methods with big data analytics, investment promotion agencies can be more efficient and effective in attracting new companies to their regions, according to Steven Jast of ROI Research on Investment.

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In Dispute: the pros and cons of an international arbitration court

The European Commission's idea of an international adjudication court has garnered plenty of support. However, opposition from within the US may render it a non-starter.

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Japanese lessons: what the country can learn from Uniqlo's success

Fashion brand Uniqlo, part of Fast Retailing, the world's fourth largest retail holding company, has expanded rapidly in recent decades, both at home and abroad. It is a success story – with highs as well as lows – that CEO Tadashi Yanai is urging the Japanese government to learn from.  

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