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How Huddle has gone viral

The co-founder and CEO of enterprise content collaboration platform Huddle, Alastair Mitchell, describes how, in the space of just a few years, the company has grown its international appeal and landed scores of Fortune 500 clients.

The question of responsibility

Accountability moves up the supply chain

Companies are increasingly being held to account for the working conditions in their supply chains, but should the blame for human rights violations be placed on the shoulders of foreign investors?

US biotech

US states step-up to join biotech elite

The US biotechnology landscape has changed radically in the 20 years since the first BIO International Convention. And while investment is still focused on a handful of states, other US destinations are bubbling under.

Bahrain F1

Bahrain defies negative headlines to maintain pole position

Bahrain's bid to show its investment potential to the rest of the world by hosting a Formula 1 grand prix may have been blighted by negative press, but the country has still attracted a host of global companies thanks to its emerging financial services sector and logistics capabilities.

Bridging the skills gap
From Companies

German FDI bridges US skills gap

German companies investing in the US are having to offer training to bring the local workforce up to German standards. 

The north Africa connection

FDI returns to north Africa's telecoms sector

As the discord from the Arab Spring uprisings recedes in north African countries such as Morocco and Egypt, FDI is returning, with broadband and communications infrastructure a prime target for investors looking for high growth potential.

growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

In profile: growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

At the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa in Cape Town in May, fDi spoke to leading officials from three African countries that are implementing strategies to improve their records for attracting foreign investment.

US utility providers power state promotional efforts

US utility providers power state promotional efforts

In a number of US states – including Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia – privately owned utility companies are putting their weight behind local investment promotion efforts, using their extensive resources and discounted energy rates to attract big businesses into the area and increase their customer base. 

A revival made in Sheffield

A revival made in Sheffield

Once the poster child of the UK's industrial decline, Sheffield's recession-defying growth in recent years has been based around the city and surrounding region using its past as a steelmaking and mining centre to embrace more modern technology, all backed up by training programmes supplying a steady stream of engineering talent.

An AMP-powered success

AMP powers Sheffield's growth

The Advanced Manufacturing Park, or AMP, located just outside Sheffield has attracted myriad leading names in the metals industry since its opening in the mid-1990s, maintaining the region's reputation as a global leader in this sector.

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