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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.

Pilot on global journey
From Companies

Global outlook pays off for Pilot

Logistics and transport company Pilot Freight Services used the global recession to its advantage, expanding aggressively and taking on more staff, all with a view to providing a better service to its clients. The results so far suggest that this bravery has paid off.

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korea has seen its export-focused economy slow in the global economic downturn, leading its government to launch a fiscal stimulus package to encourage growth and leaving investors hoping that the country can regain its momentum in the long term.

Chris Christie

New Jersey's new investment landscape

New Jersey's proximity to some of the US's biggest metropolises may be a source of envy to some states, but its budget deficit and record on FDI most certainly were not. However, a new governor has brought with him a change in mindset, which has garnered some impressive results. 

Maria Kiwanuka, Uganda's finance minister

Oil discovery opens Uganda opportunities

The recent discovery of oil in Uganda has the potential to transform the country. However, its finance minister is keen to avoid the mistakes of others, and any oil revenues will be spent on public services and transforming the country's export strategy into a more Africa-centric one.

Eurostar stays on track
From Companies

Eurostar chairman keeps company on track

A three-way management structure and an increasingly competitive market have provided a multitude of challenges for rail operator Eurostar. Now the liberalisation of the European passenger rail market is set to create yet more challenges, as well as opportunities, according to the company's chairman, Richard Brown.

The India enigma

Reform or regress: India's battle to boost its flagging FDI growth story

The strict rules governing foreign investment in India appear to be thwarting the country's economic potential. However, hopes that the government will send out clear signals that it is committed to reforming its business policies are being thwarted by its opponents, both inside and outside of the government.

Keeping the love alive

Keeping the love alive: why FDI aftercare must not be ignored

As expansions increase at the expense of greenfield investment, taking an existing partner for granted could become a costly mistake.

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