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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.

From troughs to peaks

From the depths of despair: Latvia's finance minister explains the country's impressive turnaround

Latvia's minister of finance, Andris Vilks, talks about the country's incredible recovery from severe recession in 2009 to being one of the EU's fastest growing economies in 2012.

Nordgold, Russia
From Companies

Nordgold breaks new ground

Russian gold mining company Nordgold has expanded through many developing markets since its inception in 2007, and is looking to continue growing in regions that more established operators have tended to avoid.

IN PROFILE - AFRICA FM

In profile: Africa's finance ministers

The finance ministers of Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe speak to fDi about the investment prospects of their countries and those of Africa in general.

India profile

Stephen Timewell talks to the Reserve Bank of India's deputy governor about the expected growth in the country's banking system, the challenges of establishing and Islamic finance sector in a country with the world's third largest Muslim population and the investment plans in infrastructure over the next five years.

Re-establishing order

Egypt looks to re-establish investor confidence under new rule

The political instability that has engulfed Egypt since the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak has threatened to further suppress the country's FDI inflows and has led to a huge decline in tourism. But with a new democratically elected government, stability should return and with it investor confidence.

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia's government is targeting achieving high-income status by 2020, and sees foreign investment as being crucial to it realising this goal. However, it is wary of the country's economy being overdependent on business from overseas.

Tony Walker, UK deputy managing director, Toyota

Toyota's UK operation turns another corner

The rising price of labour is one reason for the decline in automotive manufacturing in the UK in recent years, but this has not stopped Japanese car manufacturer Toyota from increasing its operations in the country. UK deputy managing director Tony Walker explains why such labour costs should not stop the UK from being a successful car producing country.

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