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Is Indonesia in a jam

Will the real Indonesia please stand up?

The growth of Indonesia’s economy has made headlines in recent years, but 2014 sees the country at a crossroads, with slowing growth, a still-creaking infrastructure, an end to cheap credit from the US and uncertainty regarding the impact of economic integration with the Association of South-East Asian Nations. 

UK acquisitions down in 2013

There was a dramatic decrease in the number of acquisition deals closed by UK companies in 2013, compared with 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics.

M&A increase in MENA in 2013: Ernst & Young

Increasing investor confidence led to a marked increase in M&A activity in the Middle East and north Africa in 2013.

Japan rebalances Asian investment away from China

Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.

Sub-Saharan Africa's GDP set to grow: Commerzbank

According to a report by German lender Commerzbank, sub-Saharan Africa's GDP is set to grow by 6% this year, outpacing average global growth.

BCA assure investors of Zimbabwe's business potential

At a recent conference in London hosted by Business Council Africa, the council's chairman assured investors and potential investors that Zimbabwe was a good place to do business. 

Brazil and Cuba sign three investment agreements

Three memorandums of understanding have been signed between Brazil and Cuba.

Nikola Gruevski

The business of managing Macedonia

The successful pursuit of foreign investment to Macedonia in recent years is in no small part down to prime minister Nikola Gruevski's businesslike approach to running his country. He tells Michal Kaczmarski how this approach – combined with a worldwide talent search – is reaping rewards.

Brabant uses brain power to bring in investment

Brabant uses brain power to bring in investment

The Dutch region of Brabant has been punching above its weight in recent years when it comes to attracting investment, particularly in innovative or knowledge-based industries. Michal Kaczmarski takes a look at the secrets behind the province's success.

Starwood uses brand quality to make global impact

Starwood uses brand quality to make global impact

Already well established in the West, Starwood Hotels is now targeting emerging markets for new growth through its Westin, Sheraton and Le Méridien brands, with China proving particularly popular.

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