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Alcatel-Lucent targets Indonesia

Asia-Pacific expansion plans see international telecoms company eye south-east Asia 

Antony Jenkins, head of Barclays Retail
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View from the C-suite: Antony Jenkins, head of Barclays Retail

Barclays sees great long-term opportunities in banking in Africa, where some countries are enjoying strong economic growth, the CEO of its retail division tells Peter Guest. Nigeria is the most obvious location for the bank to make significant investment, but there are openings in many parts of the continent

BT set to increase FDI spend

UK telecommunications company eyes 'strong' Asian stock exchanges

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Company profile: Foxconn focuses on inland China

In a drive to satisfy the world’s growing demand for electronic gadgets, the Taiwan-based company has committed to a multi-billion-dollar investment plan to move its Chinese production plants from the coast to inland provinces

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Tackling corruption: a new global priority

Many nations are stepping up the fight against corruption, with tighter rules and tougher enforcement making companies put more robust anti-bribery measures in place. A trend to make companies liable for infringements by overseas partners could have significant implications for FDI

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View from the C-suite: Skype Estonia's Sten Tamkivi

Investment agency pitches often focus on the wrong issues and Europe must do more to gain high-tech FDI, Skype's Sten Tamkivi, who also advises Estonia's government on IT and innovation, tells Courtney Fingar

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Outsourcing: The battle for midway

Paul Morrison assesses how the struggle for offshore market share in the IT and BPO arena is spreading across the globe and bringing 'midshore' locations into play

Company profile - Alcatel-Lucent: Wired and sound

French company Alcatel-Lucent has had several tough years financially, but is focusing on emerging markets to spearhead its recovery, says its CEO. As for Europe, he calls on businesses to show more will power and entrepreneurial spirit. Spencer Anderson reports

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BP: Plumbing the depths

BP has invested billions of dollars in projects around the world, creating thousands of jobs. However, as the fallout from the Deepwater Horizon leak continues, the effect on global FDI markets, as well as the oil industry as a whole, could be dramatic. Tom Blass reports

Must do better

View from the C-suite: Must do better

Investment agencies’ pitches often focus on the wrong issues and Europe must do more to gain high-tech FDI, Skype’s Sten Tamkivi, who also advises the government of Estonia on matters of it and innovation, tells Courtney Fingar

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