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BRICs to make up 40% of world GDP

Brazil, Russia, India and China are set to overtake the developed economies of the G-7 in terms of gross domestic product.

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Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for presidential showdown

Weeks before the country's elections, the leader of the opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo calls for an overhaul of the country's investment policies. 

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NY and London retain supremacy as top international finance centres

London and New York have maintained their dominance as the world's leading international finance centres, despite scoring lower than in 2010. 

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Mexico maintains manufacturing edge

The deputy finance minister of Mexico is bullish about the country's global competitiveness in the manufacturing sector.

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Toyota returns to full strength in Japan

For the first time since the March earthquake and tsunami, Toyota's production in Japan has returned to normal levels, which has prompted an increase in Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 Average. 

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Ras Al Khaimah offers investors more than oil and gas

Ras Al Khaimah is keen to promote the emirate as a prime location for FDI, with investment opportunities in sectors including real estate, construction, manufacturing and tourism.

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Panel: people key to companies' R&D site locations

Research and development facilities are often located where the most suitable employees are seen as being, according to a panel discussion at the annual WAIPA conference in Geneva.

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CEE sees slow growth in 2011

Central and eastern European countries are pushing ahead with reforms to address reluctant growth as the region struggles to meet its potential.

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Scotland woos sovereign wealth funds

Scottish finance minister uses international forum in Edinburgh to encourage SWFs to invest in the country's renewables sector

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Institutions unite for transparency initiative

Five institutions have joined forces for the Transparency in Trade Initiative, which aims to free up access to influential information on trade policy instruments.

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