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Renewable demand rises as appetite dips

Renewable energy demand rises as appetite dips

Renewable energy has become big business in recent years, both in developed markets – where many companies use it as a cheap 'off-grid' option – and developing markets, where it is widely viewed as a long-term solution to electricity supply problems. However, is commitment to this source of energy weakening among the world's governments?

Leipzig stands out from the automotive and biotech crowds

Leipzig stands out from the automotive and biotech crowds

Seemingly every FDI-hungry location in the world is eyeing the automotive and biotech sectors, but by focusing on the SME supply chain, the east German city of Leipzig is managing to excel in both areas.

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View from the C-Suite: Charles Taylor slowly goes global

The CEO of insurance services firm Charles Taylor sees opportunities for his firm in every region of the world, but is happy for the 'traditional SME' to grow at a controllable pace.

Thailand posts disappointing GDP growth figures

Despite substantial investments in Thailand’s motor industry in 2013, GDP growth has slipped below 4%.

London Olympics wins gold for British business

The economic benefit of the 2012 London Olympics has already surpassed its £11bn target, more than two years ahead of projections. 

Global shift in HQ to developing countries: report

When locating headquarters, large companies will increasingly opt for cities in developing countries, a report has found.

Uganda's discipline pays growth dividend

Uganda is entering a period of growth thanks to a disciplined approach to managing its finances, and developing opportunities in the oil, financial services and agricultural sectors. Barbara Njau talked to the country’s finance minister.

Subdued global growth expected to continue

Global economic growth is expected to remain subdued in the final quarter of 2013.

UK SMEs 'more optimistic' - Western Union report

A Western Union survey of UK SMEs reveals an optimistic mood. However, another report warns that medium-sized companies in the country are not receiving sufficient assistance when it comes to exports.

UK government announces £100m boost for enterprise zones

England's enterprise zones have been given a £100m injection to help complete infrastructure projects.

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