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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.

Dubai bounces back

Dubai bounces back

The property crash that hit Dubai in 2008 put an end to years of rapid growth. While these wounds are not yet fully healed, the emirate is returning to strength and is retaining its allure to investors as the safest of havens with the finest infrastructure in the Middle East.

Dubai special economic zones

Dubai's free zones: something for everyone

Dubai’s free zones are drawing in businesses unfamiliar with the Middle East, thanks to a combination of an impressive infrastructure, sound business advice being on offer and low taxation. 

High-tech boost for Barcelona

While FDI into Spain has decreased in the first nine months of 2012 when compared with the same period in 2011, Barcelona has experienced a significant increase in FDI in this period.

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