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In Dispute August/September 2012

As recent cases show, the winners in arbitrage disputes often end up losing out.

Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak

Malaysia PM hails ETP effect

Malaysia's excellent economic performance in recent years has come on the back of its Economic Transformation Programme. Its prime minister and finance minister Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak tells Barbara Njau how the programme has helped diversify the country's economy, which has continued to thrive while much of the rest of the world has struggled.

An appetite for innovation

Tuscany keeps innovation heritage alive

The Italian region of Tuscany's rich heritage means that its name is still synonymous with great minds such as Galileo Galilei and Leonardo da Vinci. Such a history of innovation is something the region continues to pride itself upon, and this quality is not lost upon the many foreign companies that have set up shop within its boundaries.

Tuscanys collaborative spirit

Tuscany's collaborative spirit

The close relationship between industry and research and education institutions in Tuscany gives the region an edge when it comes to R&D and innovation.

Chengdu: a way in to western China

Chengdu: a way in to western China

Chengdu is establishing itself as an investment hub in western China. The city already has established automotive and bio-pharmaceutical industries, while its growing population is increasingly attracting the attention of the multinational retail brands.

(Photo, left: Chengdu at night copyright: Zhang dezhong)

Park life

Chengdu's technology parks impress on all scores

The Chengdu government's long-term focus on the high-tech industries appears to be paying off, as its technology parks are attracting international names brought in by the city's pro-business attitude and deep talent pool.

Airbus announces $600m Alabama plant

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced that it is to open a plant in Mobile, Alabama, its first venture into the US.

Haitian prime minister vows to revive impoverished country

Following his election this year, Haitian prime minister Laurent Lamothe has put plans in place to help boost FDI and improve job prospects in the country.

Ontario and Quebec up their biotech games

The leading two provinces for life sciences in Canada are not resting on their laurels when it comes to attracting investment, and both are now going all out to promote just how business-friendly their respective biotech clusters are.

China's megalopolises on the rise: EIU report

A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit projects that the number of megalopolises in China will almost double by 2020, as the country's rapidly growing population becomes increasingly urbanised.

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