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View from Middle East

Countries in the Middle East are harnessing the earnings power of sporting events.

India's multi-brand retail policy has no buyers

India's controversial policy to allow foreign investors to own up to a 51% stake in multi-brand retail has failed to attract any fresh investment into the country.

FDI frustrations mount

India's FDI frustrations mount

FDI is badly needed in India, but critics say that the government must work to improve the country’s business environment if it is to attract investment on the scale required. 

UK-based M&A up in 2013: Mergermarket

The value of mergers and acquisitions in the UK was up in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the same quarter a year earlier, according to Mergermarket.

Can Indonesia keep pace with its own growth

Can Indonesia keep pace with its own growth?

With its investment opportunities almost as numerous as its islands, Indonesia has attracted a significant number of global corporations in the past few years. With no sign of its appeal waning, and a thriving tourism sector to boot, the country is now having to deal with a growing infrastructure deficit.

Vueling tears up the rule book

Vueling tears up the rule book

Vueling’s cheap flights and customer service-focused approach have brought the budget airline success, despite breaking every commandment in the low-cost carrier bible. 

The design advantage

Locations and companies seek to gain a design advantage

With destinations competing to attract foreign investment, some are attempting to get ahead of the competition by positioning themselves as hubs for design and innovation. 

China redefines its role in Africa

China redefines its role in Africa

For more than a decade, China’s involvement in Africa has brought financial gain to both regions. But how will this relationship develop as China looks to shift away from being an export-led economy?

Newcastle eyes oil riches

Newcastle eyes oil riches

A network of businesses is springing up in Newcastle and the north-east of England, catering to the demands of the offshore oil and gas industry. But can the region overcome perceived supply chain shortcomings while addressing a dearth of skilled labour? 

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In Dispute: Arbitration set for greater transparency?

Are the processes used to adjudicate FDI disputes about to emerge from the darkness?

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