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Mixed news for BRICs in Maplecroft 20-year prediction

Bad news for Brazil and Russia, but India and China are on the up, says risk analyst.

The big score

The big score: how host countries benefit from sporting events

There is nothing like the buzz of a major sporting event to spark the feel-good factor in a host location. But is it possible to capitalise on this positive mood and turn it into something more sustainable that can encourage inward investment?

Japan and Myanmar sign a memorandum of co-operation

Free zones: the potential pitfalls

Free zones are often seen as a cure-all remedy to the problems developing economies encounter when trying to attract FDI. However, the reality is that such projects need careful planning and long-term support if they are to fulfil such wishes, as Barbara Njau discovers.

Brazilian city outperforming larger rivals

The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is proving its worth as an investor-friendly destination, as the country prepares itself for the 2014 football World Cup. 

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Latin America’s minefield of contractual misunderstandings

Complex and inflexible employment laws can cause serious problems for  foreign investors looking to enter Latin America.

Claudia Fan Munce

IBM Venture Capital Group chief turns talent hunt global

The managing director of IBM Venture Capital Group, Claudia Fan Munce, says that bright new start-ups are appearing all over the world, and her team is hitting the road to find them.

Baidu

Latin America show's ICT promise

Despite a slight slowing in the first half of 2012, Latin America's software, IT and communications sector has been showing impressive growth in recent years, with Brazil being the star performer. 

Switzerland leads WEF competitiveness ranking

The World Economic Forum has placed Switzerland at the top of its competitiveness index, citing the country's level of innovation, efficient labour market and sophisticated business sector as its key attributes.

The US gateway to Central and South America

The US gateway to Central and South America

As US companies eye opportunities in the growing economies of Central and South America, businesses in Europe and Asia are increasingly using their operations in US cities as an entry point to Latin American markets.

Tarso Genro, governor of Rio Grande do Sul

Rio Grande do Sul's World Cup goal

The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul will be one of the host regions of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the state's governor is intending to use the event to show would-be investors that the region is the easiest in the country in which to do business.

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