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A passage from India
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Wipro's passage from India

Starting out life as a cooking oil manufacturer, India-based Wipro has moved with the times, evolving in recent decades into a technology conglomerate. And, it is not afraid of even more change, as it has shown in recent years, by increasing its international presence and restructuring its sales team.

Why investors in Romania are looking beyond Bucharest

Why investors in Romania are looking beyond Bucharest

Investors are looking beyond Romanian capital Bucharest to cities such as Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Brasov and Constanta, and finding growing economies, skills and business capacity. 

The Wallonia connection

Wallonia's biopharma network

For biopharmaceutical companies entering Europe, the Belgian region of Wallonia is proving particularly popular. One reason for this is the service provided by the region’s export and investment agency, AWEX, finds Wendy Atkins

Robert Collymore

View from the C-Suite: Is Safaricom the great leveller?

How do you ensure a country’s economic gains reach the poorest in the population? Robert Collymore, chief of telecoms firm Safaricom, believes he has the answer. 

Israel hit the gas bonanza

Has Israel hit the gas bonanza?

Can the discovery of natural gas reserves in Israel bring in investment and spark the country's gas boom?

How the biotech bug is spreading

How the biotech bug is spreading

Widely considered the Holy Grail of inward investment, the biotech industry is perceived as possessing relative immunity to economic woes. With such potentially high rewards at stake, more and more destinations are trying to gain a foothold in the sector.

Working within the law
From Companies

Working within the law

The prosecutorial ‘war on corruption’ continues both in the US and elsewhere – and both companies and individuals are being held to account. 

Is Romania back in the game

Is Romania back in the game?

Popular before the crisis, Romania has seen a dearth of inward investment since 2008. The downturn has been blamed on political turbulence and a lack of credit, problems still evident, but a flurry of deals at the start of the year suggests that investors are once again looking to take advantage of the country's attractive talent pool and technological expertise.

How to give start-ups the right kind of help

How to give start-ups the right kind of help

Many investment promotion agencies are just as keen to court start-ups as they are large multinationals, but their approach to attracting these smaller, more fragile companies may benefit from being more hands off than with their larger, established counterparts.

A place to innovate

A place to innovate: giving Africa's start-ups a leg-up

Small, start-up businesses offer huge potential for the people of sub-Saharan Africa, but gaining access to funding and adequate infrastructure has not always been straightforward. Are innovation hubs the answer?

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