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Africa's investment attractiveness on the up, says EY

A survey by consultancy firm Ernst & Young showed that Africa’s investment attractiveness among UK businesses has improved considerable over the past few years.

Skills shortage in the UK's life sciences sector: Hays

A survey by global recruiting group Hays has found that the UK's life sciences sector is experiencing a serious skills shortage.

A secondary glance

Reconstructing Russia’s second-tier cities

Far from the Kremlin's corridors of power, Russia's second-tier cities are striving to transform themselves. fDi looks at how the Russian cities of Tomsk, Rostov-on-Don and Tula are trying to attract investors amid geopolitical uncertainty in the region.

First class opportunities in business travel

First class opportunities in business travel

The death of business travel has oft been predicted, but with airlines and hotel chains alike investing in expanding their capacity and improving their offerings, it seems as if the corporate travel sector is very much alive and kicking.

Saxony ignited

Saxony's auto industry clicks into ignition

East Germany's automotive industry used to be the butt of jokes around Europe. Now, however, no one is laughing as the eastern state of Saxony has established a reputation for producing cutting-edge, luxurious vehicles that are in demand around the world.

Francisco Rivadeneira

Ecuador minister sees country trading up

Ecuador, for so long an underperformer in Latin America when it came to FDI, is experiencing an uptick in its investment fortunes. Its minister for foreign trade tells fDi how the country's growing middle class, new tax laws and links with trade partners are behind the turnaround.

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
From Companies

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.

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