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Will digitalisation be the end of FDI flows in manufacturing?

Digitalisation, best seen in Industry 4.0, will transform how things are manufactured around the world. This could disrupt current business models and shake up global FDI flows, writes Martin Kaspar.

Sub-Saharan Africa real estate becoming more transparent

Transparency in the sub-Saharan real estate market has improved, which is helping to pull in international investment. Louis Bearn reports.

Farfetch
From Companies

Tech and textiles: a Farfetch story

Farfetch founder Jose Neves combined his tech experience with a love of fashion to create a global high-end e-commerce site. He tells Natasha Turak about his growth plans, following a partnership with Condé Nast.

Science of compliance
From Companies

Navigating a new landscape of compliance

Companies that defy economic embargoes face huge fines or the removal of export permissions. As sanctions become increasingly complex, businesses must be alert to inadvertent breaches, warns Tom Blass.

Nor Lines

Servitisation: manufacturing's 'new' solution

'Servitisation' may sound like a newly created buzzword, but it has a long history in manufacturing circles. However, as Karen Thuermer reports, it is currently a hot topic given its holistic nature and the manner in which it enhances a company's competitiveness, offering an opportunity to better meet customer demands.

David Michaels
From Companies

Why local laws cannot be ignored by investors

Companies look at the big picture when making an investment decision, but in doing so risk running afoul of the fine details in local regulations. Erika Morphy reports.

Jeffrey Immelt

A blend of global and local keeps GE on top

General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt discusses how a localised model can be the natural consequence of globalisation, and why it was necessary to be present in China to consolidate GE’s healthcare business. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Can Amazon deliver on its grand distribution plans?

E-commerce giant Amazon is constantly looking at new markets to enter and new ways in which to provide its deliveries faster. But, asks Erika Morphy, will its focus on the food market or its use of drones bring the company global success?

Gender pay

How gender pay equality became a global cause

The fight for pay equality between men and women is grabbing headlines more than ever. But putting the situation right is about more than simply evening up the numbers, writes Erika Morphy. 

Takashi Suzuki
From Companies

Why Sakae cast its net over Idaho

Looking for a location for its R&D operations, Tokyo-based aluminium casting specialist Sakae Casting found eastern Idaho’s enthusiasm and academic structure – discovered in part due to a sister city relationship – a perfect fit for its first US venture. Courtney Fingar reports.

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