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Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Over the past two decades, Malaysia has established itself as one of the world's leading low-cost electrical component manufacturers. However, thanks to academic institutions such as Kuala Lumpur's Mimos ICT centre of innovation, the country is looking to rise up the value chain in this sector.

SEZ Alabuga stands out from the Russian crowd

SEZ Alabuga stands out from the Russian crowd

Special Economic Zone Alabuga has identified the biggest problems that investors in Russia usually face – namely, access to infrastructure and ease of trade across borders – and made sure that residents in the zone do not have to struggle at the hands of these issues.

An operational advantage

SEZ Alabuga's operational advantage

Incentives – in the form of tax breaks, training and other business services assistance – are a large part of what attracts companies to SEZ Alabuga. While such benefits look hugely attractive to prospective investors, Michal Kaczmarski reports on the impact they have for those that take up residence in the zone.

What now for African telecoms

What now for African telecoms?

The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable? 

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Fintech and legal sectors seek Cardiff connection

Emerging business lines such as financial services technology and legal services are increasingly taking advantage of Cardiff’s potential as an investment destination. 

Cardiff companies get students on board

Cardiff companies get students on board

Companies based in Cardiff are overcoming a local shortage of mid-level talent by joining forces to offer a graduate scheme that gives students the right experience while they study. 

Global M&A activity surpassing 2013: Mergermarket

A third quarter report by data provider Mergermarket shows that deal value in the four months has exceeded that seen in the same quarter of 2013.

Northern European investors still active in China: SEB

A bi-annual survey of northern European investors, conducted by Scandinavian bank SEB, found that, despite a slight dip in investor sentiment, companies were largely still pursuing their long-term growth plans in China.

London best for economic opportunities: PWC ranking

The annual Cities of Opportunity Index by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked London as the leading city.

More than half of energy projects miss deadlines: EY

Delays to large-scale energy projects are at risk of making such deals uneconomical for investors, according to a new study by global consultancy Ernst and Young.

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