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Vivian Imerman
From Companies

Ethiopia takes the biscuit: Vasari's latest African venture

Vasari Global is seeking to tap into growing consumer demand in Ethiopia with a new $150m biscuit and pasta plant. And as the company's chairman explains, it is looking to become a byword for quality throughout Africa.

Who is leading the auto R&D race?

As environmental demands become more and more prominent, and drivers' expectations of improving technological developments get higher and higher, the battle to be the leading automaker in R&D spending is a fierce one. Lillie Guyer looks at the contenders for this crown.

CSuite
From Companies

Apollo Tyres treads a global growth path

Apollo Tyres has extended beyond its traditional India base in recent years, through Europe and with ambitions towards the Middle East, Africa, south-east Asia and Latin America. Natasha Turak talks to the company's chief executive, Neeraj Kanwar.

Mars
From Companies

Mars finds its sweet spot in Egypt

Over the past 15 years, global food giant Mars has enjoyed phenomenal success in the Egyptian market, not only meeting domestic demand but also using it as a base to export to other countries in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. 

HSBC

HSBC banks on Birmingham

HSBC has decided to move its ringfenced head office, and 1000 employees, from London to Birmingham, the UK's second city. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the reasoning behind this decision.

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.

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