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From Sectors

Full steam ahead for Global Ports expansion

Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding is expanding its cruise ship operations all over the world. Its chairman, Mehmet Kutman, tells Jacopo Dettoni why issues such as advancements in robotics and a potential plane shortage are behind this drive.

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From Locations

Secondary cities: first-class destinations

Megacities and well-known country capitals have been perennial favourites for FDI. However, astute investors are increasingly looking beyond the obvious, as Sebastian Shehadi discovers.

Latest Middle East & Africa articles

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Palestine's quest for greenfield FDI

In recent years, the Palestinian economy has become synonymous with foreign aid, political instability and conflict with Israel. However, as Timothy E Conley reports, the territory is striving to shed this reputation in its quest for greenfield investment projects.

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From News

Jordan hopes to cash in on Middle East oasis status

With most of its neighbours suffering unrest, Jordan is a relative oasis of calm in the Middle East. Its minister of state for investment hopes this will encourage investors to its free zones, as Adrienne Klasa discovers.

Latest Asia-Pacific articles

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From Locations

Thailand seeks new momentum with ambitious Eastern Corridor programme

Thailand’s military junta has launched its plan to make the country's eastern provinces a hub for advanced manufacturing and high-end industries. Tenders for the needed infrastructure are being rolled out, and private investors such as Alibaba are already making a move, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Second time lucky for Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea failed to make the most of its resources boom, as poorly negotiated contracts and volatile exchange rates left the country's infrastructure and economy sorely lacking. However, as Jacopo Dettoni discovers, there is hope that the next wave of resources-based revenues will be put to better use. 

Latest Europe articles

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World Cup kicks off Moscow's infrastructure upgrade

Moscow is ready to host key matches in the 2018 World Cup, topping off years of rebuilding its sports and hospitality infrastructure. But much has yet to be done to fully modernise the city, while international sanctions are still biting, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Is France sending mixed signals on AI?

The French government has shown its ambition to become a global leader in artificial intelligence, but experts fear its proposal to limit foreign investment in some new technologies could derail these efforts. Cécile Sourbes reports. 

Latest Americas articles

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Panama looks to cash in on growing China links

Interest from Chinese investors has rapidly grown in Panama since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 2017. Now negotiations for a free-trade agreement are about to begin, feeding expectations of mounting business opportunities across the board, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Costa Rica backs people power as Industry 4.0 challenges loom

Costa Rica has transformed its economy from one based around agriculture to a much more diverse offering. However, the challenges presented by Industry 4.0, and the  automation of jobs that will come with it, pose a whole new set of questions for the country, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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