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Industrial machinery, equipment and tools tops 2011 inward FDI sector tables in Brazil

For eight years, software and IT services has been the most popular sector for inward FDI in Brazil. This changed in 2011, however, when the industrial machinery, equipment and tools sector recorded a record number of projects.

China defies downward coal, oil and natural gas sector capital expenditure trend

As the coal, oil and natural gas sector struggles for capital investment around the world, China has recorded a 100% increase for 2011.

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Do green technologies live up to the hype?

Green sells, and investment in green technologies can offer both environmental and economic gains. But as politicians and businesses appear enamoured of the concept of a green agenda, are expectations of the results realistic?

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Belarus capitalises on its e-potential

Hi-Tech Park in Belarus is a growing hub for both regional and international software and IT firms that offers its registered businesses economic incentives. This is one example of how the eastern European country is capitalising on its highly skilled workforce of engineers, which has also attracted the attention of the likes of Microsoft and NEC.

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Carmakers fuelling Asian growth

Car manufacturing was among the hardest-hit sectors during the global financial crisis. However, the industry is undergoing a revival in Asia, where it is helping to drive the region's recent economic growth.

Confidence figures surge for emerging economy FDI

A survey of global senior executives shows that sentiment towards FDI  in emerging economies is far more positive than in developed economies,  with China, India and Brazil registering the first, second and third highest ranking.

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IPAs must develop new dimensions to their strategies

As their numbers continue to increase, investment promotion agencies across the globe are seeking new and ever more complex strategies, incorporating social media, competitive intelligence and location branding, in a bid to secure new investments in their countries.

Company profile: Groupe SEB

Groupe SEB is the world's leading company in the small appliances sector, yet despite its success in Asia and the Americas, its traditional French base remains integral to its future plans.

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Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank expands its African reach

Attijariwafa Bank is the largest financial institution in Morocco and the sixth largest in Africa. Its CEO, Mohamed El Kettani, tells Barbara Njauabout the bank's plans for expansion within Africa, particularly to the unbanked, and of the projects it has funded throughout the continent.

Morocco modernisation TEASER

Morocco's modernisation drive draws investor attention

With the largest stock exchange in north Africa, a slew of new projects intended to attract foreign investors and a modernisation drive to improve existing institutions, Casablanca is well positioned to achieve its aim of becoming an international financial centre.

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