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Fiji PM looks to forge a central role within south Pacific

Fiji PM looks to forge a central role within south Pacific

From tourism to mining, Fiji’s prime minister, Commodore Josaia 'Frank' Voreqe Bainimarama, outlines where he sees Fiji’s investment future, and explains how the island's attributes and location could see it become the central business destination within the south Pacific.

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Protests put blot on Latin America's investment landscape

Latin America's stellar reputation with investors has been dented of late by a series of protests in the region regarding mining and infrastructure projects, with fears being voiced that a number of the demonstrations are more about political opportunism than they are about the impact of these projects on local communities.

Non-equity modes of production a threat to FDI
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Non-equity modes of production a threat to FDI?

Crossborder ‘non-equity modes’ activity is estimated to have generated more than $2000bn in exports in 2010 and is reshaping global trade patterns. But despite employing up to 21 million people worldwide, the NEM concept is still being eyed with caution.

View from Europe: February/March 2012

In 2012, with the eurozone troubles still dragging on, Europe should focus on the opportunities that will open up on the continent when it hosts the Euro 2012 football tournament and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

View from the Middle East & Africa: February/March 2012

The outlook for 2012 remains bleak for much of the Middle East and north Africa, with many countries still in the grip of political unrest. But with a narrowing gap between buyers and sellers driving activity in the merger and acquisition sector, and a number of private equity firms looking to exit from their investments as their funds reach maturity, there will be some activity in the region.

China releases new guidelines for foreign investment

In a bid to encourage investment in areas such as high-end equipment manufacturing, green businesses and bioechnology, the Chinese  authorities have released an updated version of their foreign investment guidance catalogue.

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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