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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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Outsourcing goes into high gear

The past couple of years have witnessed a resurgence in the outsourcing industry. However, a process that was once little more than a cost-cutting exercise is now being driven by the need of companies of all sizes to add customer value and improve business efficiency. By Spencer Anderson

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Well grounded

Maintenance, repair and overhaul company Timco Aviation Services is picking up work from an increasingly international customer base, but it draws its strength from its roots in a supportive North Carolina city, as Karen E Thuermer discovers.

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Spreading the net

Open Text chief strategist Tom Jenkins tells Karen E Thuermer why the expansion of the internet/mobile software company is tied to universities.

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Geron Corporation works towards better medicine

US biotech company Geron Corporation has every reason to believe its work in stem cell and cancer research will be as groundbreaking as the Roslin Institute’s creation of cloned sheep dolly back in 1997.

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