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Stelios plans steady journey for 'easy' empire

The man simply known as 'Stelios' tells fDi why Cyprus should concentrate on its strengths as a tourist destination as it recovers from its banking crisis, and why his 'easy' empire will continue on the slow and steady path to growth.

Ciklum taps Ukraines talent pool
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Ciklum taps Ukraine's talent pool

IT company Ciklum began operations with just four people in an office in Kiev. So, asks Michal Kaczmarski, just how did it get from there to the multimillion dollar, multinational operation it is today?

Changsha - inland and in fashion

Changsha: inland and in fashion

The inland Chinese city of Changsha has seen impressive double-digit economic growth in the past two decades as it reaps the rewards of its ambitious pro-business policies. But the challenge of sustaining growth remains, as the city competes for investment with other cities from China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.

South Korea looks to high-end industries

South Korea looks to high-end industries

The economic rise experienced by South Korea in the latter half of the 20th century has stagnated along with a slump in exports. However, to augment its strengths in manufacturing and technology, the country is embracing the tourism industry, with some notable success.

Posco, South Korea

South Korea's catalyst for growth

A joint venture between South Korea’s Posco Chemtech and Japan’s Mitsubishi is testimony to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of South Korea’s chemicals industry.

Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises part ways

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has announced that it will break its partnership with Indian retailer Bharti Enterprises.

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

The economic crisis of 2008 and beyond made its presence felt across the property markets of the Gulf Co-operation Council, with some countries affected worse than others. Among the hardest hit was Dubai, but the emirate is showing strong signs of recovery.

Kenya's tourism industry braced for decline

Kenya's reputation as a safe tourist destination has been damaged by the recent terrorist attack in the country's capital, Nairobi.

Confidence among executives increasing: McKinsey survey

Global executives are notably more optimistic about economic conditions and future opportunities than they were in June, according to a survey by global consultancy McKinsey.

German investors pick North Carolina

North Carolina has emerged as a hub for German business, attracting more than $1bn from German investors between 2008 and 2012.  

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