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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. 

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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.

Site selection for US Toyota-Mazda plant goes into overdrive

Toyota and Mazda have announced a $1.6bn auto assembly plant in the US, but the existing site in Mississippi faces stiff competition from a host of other states for the deal worth 4000 jobs. Erika Morphy reports.

Amazon gets green light for food stores in India

Giant e-tailer Amazon has received permission in India for some food-only stores. The $515m deal is likely to spark similar action by local online grocery companies, as N Chandra Mohan reports.

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From Companies

Tech start-up Eyeris reads the signals to gather IPA attention

Californian tech start-up Eyeris might be small but CEO Modar Alaoui says it has already landed investment promotion help and is confident it can seize the moment to expand into global markets. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

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From Companies

Essel Group director aims to make Mumbai's citizens streetsmart

Essel Group president of cities and strategy Guy Perry is hoping to reproduce lessons from a successful Warsaw development in Mumbai, to create ‘smart’ neighbourhoods and change people’s attitudes in the process.

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From Companies

A little local knowledge sees Ulmart sweep Russian e-commerce market

Ulmart – Russia's equivalent of Amazon – is dominant in its home market, where it is active in more than 240 cities. And through its digital strategy, which among other innovations sees it accept payment in Bitcoin, the company looks set to stay ahead of the international field.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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From Companies

Multinationals await implementation of global tax realignment

The clampdown on multinational profit-shifting is under way, but compliance with the new regulations is easier said than done, writes Erika Morphy.

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Portugal's long-term education strategy pays off

Portugal’s long-term educational policies are paying dividends, with a high proportion of young people speaking more than one language and even sporting a master's degree. This in turn is attracting international companies and creating conditions that could lure many overseas Portuguese back. Courtney Fingar reports.

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