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Breaking BITs
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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.

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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.

European cities look to conventions to showcase FDI attractiveness
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European cities look to conventions to showcase FDI attractiveness

With the hosting of large, international events leading to palpable increases in foreign investment in a handful of cities across Europe, more and more locations are keen to replicate this success and are working on developing their reputations in the trade events space.

Indian government backs down on tax demands

India's government has agreed to the Bombay High Court's decision to absolve Vodafone of its transfer pricing tax demand. 

CEOs less optimistic in 2015: PWC

Though there are pockets of optimism in various regions and countries, the overall tone of PWC's Global CEO Survey for 2015 is a pessimistic one.

Mercedes-Benz USA moves to Atlanta

The carmaker is relocating its headquarters to take advantage of Georgia’s low-cost environment, workforce quality and location. 

SKFs US talent search
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SKF's US talent search

Swedish lubricants and bearings giant SKF is planning a substantial US expansion in the next couple of years, but where will it find the workforce for its new, solutions-based model? 

A little revolution
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Little revolutions: how micro-factories are changing manufacturing

The micro-factory concept – in which a small number of products are designed and built in a space that is often no bigger than a desktop – is taking off in the US, with companies such as GE embracing the opportunities it presents to innovate at a low cost.

Leif Thorwaldsson
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A friend indeed: business the PartnerTech way

PartnerTech's 'industrial partnership' operating model means that the company has nothing to sell and focuses specifically on the products of other companies. Its CEO explains why oil and gas solutions and medical devices are its strongest fields, and how it is targeting China and North America.

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In Dispute: the start of a China arbitration trend?

A formal arbitration complaint filed against China by a South Korean housing firm may involve a relatively small sum of money, but the trend it may start could be much more substantial. 

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