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India paradox

India's mixed investment message

India is passing through the best of times and the worst of times, as a positive approach to foreign investments is gaining momentum across the country at the expense of a lack of attention given to domestic investment.

Roopa Kudva
From Companies

View from the C-suite: Crisil's profitable credibility

Roopa Kudva, CEO and managing director of Indian rating agency and analytical company Crisil, has overseen the company's impressive international expansion of recent years, and has introduced some unconventional – and effective – methods along the way.

In Dispute December 2011/January 2012

The ICSID's internal review process is proving to be a source of frustration for many who use it.

Angel Gurria
From Companies

OECD guidelines offer CSR clarity

The corporate responsibility standards expected of multinationals has been spelled out in guidelines published by the OECD. However, while take-up among countries has been encouraging, there are still some notable exceptions.

Confidence figures surge for emerging economy FDI

A survey of global senior executives shows that sentiment towards FDI  in emerging economies is far more positive than in developed economies,  with China, India and Brazil registering the first, second and third highest ranking.

From Companies

Company profile: Groupe SEB

Groupe SEB is the world's leading company in the small appliances sector, yet despite its success in Asia and the Americas, its traditional French base remains integral to its future plans.

Pittsburgh teaser

Pittsburgh's blue-chip reinvention draws the big names

Thanks to a strong web of universities, entrepreneurial spirit and good co-operation between public and private entities, Pittsburgh has transformed itself from the Steel City to a tech town.

Morocco bank

Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank expands its African reach

Attijariwafa Bank is the largest financial institution in Morocco and the sixth largest in Africa. Its CEO, Mohamed El Kettani, tells Barbara Njauabout the bank's plans for expansion within Africa, particularly to the unbanked, and of the projects it has funded throughout the continent.

Belarus biotech TEASER

Belarus grasps pharmaceutical initiative

The pharmaceutical market in Belarus is seen as one of the country's most promising areas for economic growth, and with two pharma producers among its most profitable state-owned enterprises, this is a fact not lost on foreign investors.

Thailand floods

Thailand's Board of Investment offers help to flood-affected companies

With predictions of Thailand's economic growth slashed as a result of  this years floods, the country's Board of Investment has introduced a series of measures to aid companies as they try and recover from the crisis.

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