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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.

From Companies

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.

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