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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.

Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

IPA Innovation Awards 2013
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fDi Innovation Awards 2013

fDi’s inaugural Innovation Awards recognise the world’s most creative investment promotion agencies.

US locations fighting for data entries

US locations fighting for data entries

Data centres are becoming increasingly essential business assets, and as many companies realise their need for such facilities, so too are locations across the US waking up to the economic benefits of hosting these large, power-hungry sites.

The Philippines looks to return to former glories

The Philippines looks to return to former glories

After decades of economic decline, the Philippines is experiencing a revival, but challenges remain, including updating the country’s dated infrastructure and bringing its education standards in line with international requirements. 

How high-tech clusters are defying science and logic

How high-tech clusters are defying science and logic

While the benefits of high-tech hubs are widely agreed upon – they generate substantial revenues, boost job creation and raise the profile of a location – the formula for creating a successful cluster is far less clear cut, with a multitude of factors, from the quality of local talent to the extent of government assistance, playing a part.

Southern Ontario success at any size

Southern Ontario: success at any size

While its largest city, Toronto, captures most of the international attention afforded to the Canadian province of Ontario, the investment strategies of three of its smaller cities – Mississauga, Hamilton and Waterloo – show that the area has considerable strength in depth.

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