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Caribbean experiences FDI growth in 2013

Inward FDI in the Caribbean was up by more than 25% in 2013, compared with the previous year.

Utahs unique appeal wins over big names

Utah's unique appeal wins over big names

Utah's reputation of being one of the US's more remote and less exciting states does not seem to have put off a number of multinational companies from establishing operations within its borders. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it is that is attracting these firms to the state.

Thomas J Donohue
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The US Chamber of Commerce's trade equation

Chief of the US Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J Donohue is tasked with keeping the chamber’s agenda foremost in the minds of policymakers. And in 2014 that means focusing on expanding trade, producing more domestic energy and improving infrastructure. 

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In Dispute: Romania ruling asks new questions of the EU

A ruling by World Bank arbitrators in favour of a group of Swedish investors over Romania looks set to cause ructions within the EU's corridors of power.

Tourism sector targets gay market

Tourism sector targets gay market

With annual global spend on tourism in the gay community set to exceed an estimated $200bn in 2014, service providers and agencies are waking up to the potential of the pink dollar. 

Travel money

Travel money: where are investments in the tourism industry going?

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, attracting high levels of investment and creating millions of jobs. But what does it take to become a tourist hub, and is big investment alone enough to attract a mass influx of visitors?

African cities smarten up

Who will benefit from Africa's smart cities?

The rise of smart cities in sub-Saharan Africa is causing ripples of excitement in technology circles, but while so much of the region remains cut off from power supplies and the most basic of infrastructure, just who will benefit from this smartening up?

Emerging markets will retain FDI attractiveness: Beazley

There will be a temporary dip in FDI into emerging markets this year but specialist insurance firm Beazley predicts that this will not damage the attractiveness of these destinations over the long term.

Michael Kamau

Kenya transport secretary seeks to keep country on track

Kenya suffered a setback in the latter half of 2013, when two major incidents in quick succession dealt a blow to its international reputation. But cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure Michael Kamau tells Barbara Njau that he is confident that the government's effective response to these events, and its commitment to developing the country's infrastructure, will help cement Kenya's position as a leading investment destination in east Africa.

CEOs positive about the global economy: PwC

The results of consultancy firm PwC's 17th annual global CEO survey show that optimism among the world's CEOs is growing, with a particular focus on the opportunities in emerging markets.

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