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Pennsylvania attracts record levels of investment for 2011

Investment into Pennsylvania hit record levels in 2011 with $5.18bn-worth of deals reported, according to fDiMarkets, with the city of Pittsburgh recording particularly impressive figures.

Middle East records stellar M&A figures

The Middle East's merger and acquisition activity continues to recover, despite political unrest in the region.

Inditex top company for FDI projects in 2011

Spanish clothing group Inditex invested in the most new projects of any company in 2011, with 87.

India’s proposed tax law could trigger FDI exits

In a bid to reduce the country's budget deficit, the Indian government is considering the introduction of a new bill, which would require foreign companies to make retrospective tax payments. But international companies unanimously agree that such a law would lead to their retreat from the country.

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Who is following the BRICs?

As the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – realise the decade-old prediction that they would become economic superpowers, attention now turns to the global economies that will follow them.

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Inaugral Global Special Economic Zones Summit highlights growing importance of SEZs

At the inaugural Global Special Economic Zones Summit in Malaysia, the country's officials were keen to promote the success of  the country's many SEZs, attributing the growth in Malaysia's economy to the influence of these zones.

US recovery will slow growth in BRIC economies, says PwC

With strong growth forecast for the US economy in 2012, Brazil, Russia,India and China are expected to see a slowdown in the level of capital entering their economies, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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JLT report warns of Nigeria instability

Investors receive a stark warning on risks posed by Nigeria’s instability, though some commentators maintain Nigeria is still on the right economic path.

Communications technology and the transformation of the workplace

Communications technology and the transformation of the workplace

With the emergence of cost-effective and easy-to-use communications technology, many companies are finding financial solutions in more flexible working arrangements, avoiding long-term real estate commitments. But what does this mean for property markets?

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Negotiating the MENA sanctions stranglehold

As the EU imposes an oil embargo on Iran and the screws tighten on neighbouring Syria, foreign companies doing business with the affected countries are scrambling to stay on the right side of the law while hedging against their losses. 

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