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Donetsks industrial past gets a refit

Donetsk's industrial past gets a refit

Built on steel and coal, Donetsk Oblast has a long history of industry, but now the region is looking to diversify its offerings. With investment opportunities in new technologies, tourism, logistics and warehousing, backed up by political will, the region looks set to prosper.

A new approach

Dubai's government initiates economic diversification

Dubai's economy has long been dependent on its real estate and tourism sectors but, in a bid to diversify, the emirate has started focusing on logistics, financial services and energy, with government-backed initiatives – including an airport city, a financial free zone and a new solar park – driving the rapid growth of each of these sectors.

Global suppliers fight downturn with strategic investment2

Auto industry adapts to survive

Three US players in the automobile industry describe how they have fended off the economic downturn by investing in technology and realigning internal practices.

New horizons for new United
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Merged United Airlines looks to new horizons

United and Continental’s merger to create the world’s biggest airline was not without issues, but now the new airline is looking beyond the glitches, to new aircraft, new markets and new routes. 

Shale gas: balancing the pros and cons

Shale gas: balancing the pros and cons

Shale gas may be plentiful in supply but the high cost of extraction is raising questions about the profitability of this new source of energy.

Social impact investing gives FDI a conscience

Social impact investing gives FDI a conscience

It is not only a moral impetus that is driving socially responsible investment. The potential for financial returns has made it an attractive proposition for an increasing number of banks and corporates.

Angola seeks diversity to cure its oil headache

Angola seeks diversity to cure its oil headache

Angola, one of Africa's economic success stories over the past decade, is keen to diversify its economy beyond oil. But are investors interested?

The winds of change

Greentech rides the winds of change

As North America and Europe slow down, Sigieri Diaz Pallavicini, CEO of Greentech Energy Systems, says that the company must be selective with its investment and expand its focus to new geographies.

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Since taking office, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has implemented a plethora of new laws and entered into bitter disputes with both the EU and the International Monetary Fund. Could such actions put investors off the central European country?

Autos uneven track

Developing markets drive auto growth

While global vehicle sales were up in 2012, carmakers are proceeding with caution, with closures in some regions shifting industry focus to the US and developing markets.

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