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M&A need more holistic approach

A lack of coherent overview during mergers and acquisitions is impeding deals, a report finds.

Indian government announces further FDI reforms

The Indian government has announced plans to increase the proportion of foreign investment allowed in insurance companies and pensions in the country, but it still has to pass the reform in parliament where it will face stiff opposition.

Traverse City cashes in on its aesthetic charms

Being located close to what has recently been named as the most beautiful place in the US has brought tourists flocking to Traverse City. However, as the city's mayor explains, there is much more to the area than a pretty face.

Mobile broadband rise signals better connection for ICT investments

Mobile broadband rise signals better connection for ICT investments

The software and ICT industry is the world's leading sector for global FDI projects, but with its success has come more exposure to cyber attacks. And as the network forensics business thrives due to the escalating threats, the shortage of ICT professionals around the world is cause for concern.

Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland's minister of economy discusses with Michal Kaczmarski how the country's slowing growth is a 'problem' many of its European neighbours would like to have.

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm's relatively small size seems to have worked in its favour when it comes to the city's ambitions to be considered one of Europe's creative hubs. The effect of its creative professionals working in such close proximity has seen the Swedish capital produce an output that is more than the sum of its parts.

An overprotective instinct

Will Mongolia's overprotective instinct deter investors?

Faced with a highly nationalistic electorate, particularly where China is concerned, resource-rich Mongolia has introduced a new foreign investment law aimed at protecting its natural assets. However, as its recent dispute with state-owned Chinese firm Chalco shows, the results could damage the country's international reputation.

Canada moves onwards and outwards

Canadian companies move onwards and outwards

Opinion is divided as to whether the unparalleled increase in outward Canadian FDI in 2011 was down to the country's strong economy or a dearth of domestic growth opportunities. Either way, it has propelled many Canadian companies – both large and small – into new territories.

Investors wait on Arab Spring countries

Investors wait and see on Arab Spring countries

The Arab Spring protests, and the months of political instability that followed, slowed FDI inflows into north Africa. But rather than pulling out of the region entirely, many investors simply put their projects on hold or moved into other more stable economies such as Morocco and Algeria.

View from Middle East and Africa October/November 2012

Investing in Algeria is both time consuming and rewarding.

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