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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.

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?

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