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When FDI fails: learning the lessons of international expansion

The complexities of overseas expansions are often overlooked in the bid to tap into new growth markets. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it takes to crack foreign markets. 

Canada east-west feature

Canada‚Äôs share of global FDI is decreasing, with government policy and a sense of unpredictability pervading the investment landscape. 

North American M&A down in August: Zephyr

According to M&A database Zephyr, mergers and acquisition activity was down in August, compared with July.

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Bio International Convention: the battle for bio heats up

This year's Bio International Convention attracted more than 15,000 attendees, among them an army of economic developers and elected officials hoping to secure investments into the sector. Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives why investors should bet on their locations and whether they see emerging markets as a source of opportunities or competition.

SME attraction

SME attraction: turning the newfound love of SMEs into a lasting relationship

With locations around the world falling for the charms of SMEs, Michal Kaczmarski looks at the innovative ways in which IPAs are attracting and nurturing smaller business, and assesses benefits they receive as the SMEs blossom into something much more lucrative.

Stratford mayor

Stratford mayor mixes the old with the new

Already a tourism centre thanks to its long-established Shakespeare festival, the Canadian city of Stratford is pushing forward with an innovative technology-focused strategy that, according to mayor Dan Mathieson, will not only benefit the festival and its visitors but also make the city a year-round destination. 

Caribbean experiences FDI growth in 2013

Inward FDI in the Caribbean was up by more than 25% in 2013, compared with the previous year.

Detroit is Canada's top US trading partner: Brookings Institution

A report by US think tank Brookings Institution reveals the major part that the automotive industry plays in US-Canadian trade, with 'motor city' Detroit ranking as Canada's largest US trading partner.

FDI recovery in 2013: Unctad

Data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's latest report shows that FDI inflows in 2013 reached a level comparable to the pre-crisis average.

Ontario pledges further support to research

The government of Ontario has announced a plan to deliver $170m of funding to boost the province's research capabilities.

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