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Russian SEZs mixed success

Mixed success: why SEZs in Russia and CIS are not fulfilling their potential

Special economic zones are being developed across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent states. Their success will rest on their ability to overcome bureaucracy and customs issues. Jason Mitchell reports on the effects across the region.

warnings overseas expansion

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. 

Ulyanovsk

AAR RUS touches down in Ulyanovsk

AAR RUS is one of the latest aviation companies to invest in Ulyanovsk’s special economic zone, drawn by its infrastructure potential. 

Chinese FDI into Europe hits record high: Baker & McKenzie

According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014. 

Industrial parks

Ones to watch in 2015: the world's most promising industrial parks

Which industrial parks are set to shine the brightest, and why? Karen E Thuermer surveys the assets of industrially focused areas within free zones around the world and explains why they are ones to watch.

The worth of risk

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put. 

SEZ Alabuga offers better work-life balance

SEZ Alabuga offers better work-life balance

With the opening of a nearby residential development, complete with a whole host of leisure facilities, Special Economic Zone Alabuga is hoping to strengthen its appeal to foreign investors.

UK-based SMEs look to China for growth, says survey

A recent survey of UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises found that such companies view the Chinese market as the most promising source of future growth.

SEZ Alabuga building on firm foundations

SEZ Alabuga: building on firm foundations

In less than 10 years, Special Economic Zone Alabuga has developed from being just 'a field and a masterplan', into a zone attracting dozens of businesses from around the world. Now, it is looking to its next phase of growth, with ambitions to have 120 companies and $12bn invested by 2020.

SEZ Alabuga stands out from the Russian crowd

SEZ Alabuga stands out from the Russian crowd

Special Economic Zone Alabuga has identified the biggest problems that investors in Russia usually face – namely, access to infrastructure and ease of trade across borders – and made sure that residents in the zone do not have to struggle at the hands of these issues.

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