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Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home

Allegheny Technologies Inc chief happy with US home

The head of Allegheny Technologies Inc has seen his company spread its wings to all corners of the globe, but he is happy that the US commitment to being a leading manufacturing region means his home base remains an advantageous place to do business.

Game on for Louisiana

Game on for Louisiana's tech scene

Like many locations, Louisiana decided to bet on the tech sector as an engine of future economic growth. And, while many other states with similar ambitions have failed, Louisiana has already succeeded in attracting some big tech names.

Has Brazil lost its swagger

Has Brazil lost its swagger?

Brazil is licking its wounds with the dynamic growth of earlier years slowing, household debt up and commodity prices down. Will economic reforms and a potentially new president turnaround the country’s fortunes?  

View from the Middle East and Africa: Unleashing the potential of local innovation

Governments in Africa are catching on to the development potential of ICT solutions developed by local entrepreneurs.  

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Malaysia's international trade minister: Kuala Lumpur going from strength to strength

Malaysia's minister of international trade and industry, Mustapa bin Mohamed, tells Barbara Njau that Kuala Lumpur's role has been and remains integral to Malaysia's rise as a global trade hub.

An ongoing battle
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Istil Group rides out Ukrainian turbulence

For as long as he has been operating in the country, the founder and co-owner of Istil Group, Mohammad Zahoor, says that Ukraine has faced problems. Which is why, despite having business assets seized as a result of current political frictions, he is pressing ahead with existing projects in the country and optimistically predicting that a resolution to the current hostilities with Russia is on the horizon.

How to strike the wealth balance
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How to strike the wealth balance

The underlying attitude towards wealth within a country can have a big impact on a company's decision to invest there. Shaomin Li and Seung Ho Park look at ways in which 'wealth tolerance' can be measured.

UK-based SMEs look to China for growth, says survey

A recent survey of UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises found that such companies view the Chinese market as the most promising source of future growth.

SEB forecasts strong growth in Poland and Baltics

The latest eastern European outlook by Swedish bank SEB predicts that the Polish and the Baltic economies will continue to grow in the two years to 2016.

SEZ Alabuga building on firm foundations

SEZ Alabuga: building on firm foundations

In less than 10 years, Special Economic Zone Alabuga has developed from being just 'a field and a masterplan', into a zone attracting dozens of businesses from around the world. Now, it is looking to its next phase of growth, with ambitions to have 120 companies and $12bn invested by 2020.

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