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Burrows global paper chase
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Company profile: Burrows' global paper chase

As a family-owned company that has been producing paper for almost 100 years, Burrows Paper Corporation may have its roots in the past, but its sights are firmly fixed on the future, as it looks to emerging markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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In Dispute: Beware the invisible arbitration

The 57 reported varieties of international arbitration lawsuits reported in 2013 don't tell the whole story, as a host of 'invisible' cases lurk in the shadows.

Juan Sartori
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View from the C-suite: Union group goes from blueberries and beyond

Eight years ago, Union Group started out as a blueberry farming business in Uruguay. Today, it is a pan-Latin American corporation concerned with mining, agribusiness, oil exploration and logistics. Its president and founder tells Jason Mitchell about the group's meteoric rise.

Hyatt checks in to new growth markets

As emerging markets around the world ramp up their tourism offerings, the task of picking out the future stars is a tricky one for the likes of Peter Norman, the senior vice-president of acquisitions and development for the EMEA region at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He tells fDi why numerous locations in the Middle East and Africa are exciting him.

Flurry of arbitration notices in India

Carefully timed arbitration notices from several foreign companies in India send strong signals to the new government that they need to reform the country's business landscape.

Panama's new president expected to continue business reforms

Experts believe that the surprise result in Panama's May presidential election will not harm the country's investment attractiveness, which has gone from strength to strength in recent years under the leadership of outgoing president Ricardo Martinelli.

GM announces $449m investment

US auto manufacturer, General Motors, has announced that it will spend $449m on next-generation electric vehicles and advanced battery technology production.

China losing its competitive manufacturing edge: BCG

The rising cost of manufacturing in China has dented the country's competitive advantage as a manufacturing location, according to the Global Manufacturing Cost-Competitiveness Index by the Boston Consulting Group.

German companies bullish in the Baltic, says survey

A recent survey by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce shows that German investors are optimistic about the investment opportunities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Uganda seeks stability for varied investment landscape

Uganda seeks stability for varied investment landscape

With a rising GDP, a perceived overdependence on its oil industry and a deteriorating business environment, according to the World Bank, Uganda's economic progress is difficult to gauge. The country's minister of state for foreign affairs remains confident, however, that government initiatives and heavy investment in infrastructure are moving it in the right direction.

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