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Obstacles remain for Angolan investment

Obstacles remain for Angolan investment

Angola's rapid economic growth has caught the attention of investors, but if the government wants to turn this interest into investment, it must work to improve the country's notoriously difficult business environment.

Quebecs different approach brings familiar results

Quebec's different approach brings familiar results

The province of Quebec stands out from the rest of Canada for myriad reasons. Its culture and language are obvious examples of this, but its proactive approach to attracting both investment and labour also give the region something to be proud of.

Myanmar eyes long-term prosperity

Myanmar eyes long-term prosperity

The race to Myanmar is under way, as investors look to get in early to make the most of one of the world's most intriguing propositions. However, despite making some short-term gains, the country's leaders are eyeing the long game.

The search for a better balance

Will free zones bring a better balance to South Korea's economy?

Over the past decade, the South Korean government has attempted to diversify its economy and lessen its reliance on exports through the development of eight free economic zones, each with its own specialism. Barbara Njau reports on their progress.

Feeding the world

View from the C-Suite: Syngenta's plans to feed the world

Michael Mack, chief executive of crop science firm Syngenta, is looking to future population growth to work out where to invest today. 

UK SMEs show confidence in the country's economy, says survey

A survey of the UK’s SME importers and exporters suggests that confidence in the UK economy is growing, while the wider global picture still remains a point of concern.

Malaysia's push for high-value-added investment

Malaysia is styling itself as a destination for high-value-added manufacturing to address declining inward FDI

Ras Al Khaimah posts 8% GDP growth

Ras Al Khaimah has posted GDP growth double that of the United Arab Emirates, according to Peter Fort the newly appointed CEO of RAK Free Trade Zone.

‘FDI Confidence Index’ registers improvement

Confidence in the global FDI landscape is up in 2013, compared with 2012, according to a survey by A T Kearney, a management consulting firm.

China and US M&A set to rise, says survey

A survey of investors suggests that merger and acquisition activity between Chinese and US companies in the entertainment, advertising and digital media sectors will rise in the next year.

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