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Port of Baltimore

US ports dig deep to capitalise on Panama Canal reopening

East and south coast US states are improving their ports and intermodal infrastructure, as the widening of the Panama Canal nears completion.

Lyon thinks big

Lyon's small but perfectly formed business environment

In sectors such as green technology and life sciences, Lyon holds a presence for investors that belies its small stature.

Gabon, building for the future

Will Gabon buck the trend of Africa's underperforming SEZs?

Gabon's new special economic zone in Nkok hopes to overcome the problems that have stunted the growth of Africa's other SEZs.

India-bound: Life sciences company DSM chose to locate one of its shared service operations in Hyderabad
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How to choose a shared service location

With big organisations increasingly looking to reduce costs and streamline processes by locating shared services offshore, Sandra Higgison looks at the dos and don'ts of location selection.

General Electric's headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut

General Electric brings it all back home

Spiralling currency exchange costs, narrowing wage gaps and increasingly high transportation prices are driving up the cost of manufacturing abroad. For General Electric’s appliances and lighting division this provides the perfect opportunity to repatriate production facilities and invest in manufacturing in the US. 

Opening up the Pacific Basin TEASER

Co-operation opportunities look set to open up Pacific Basin

With emerging economies in Asia and Latin America driving global growth, co-operation between countries in these regions is set to accelerate.

Influx of FDI in African software and IT sector

Capital intensive FDI projects in the software and IT sector have helped create jobs in Africa, with multinationals such as IBM and Hewlett Packard announcing significant investments on the continent. 

Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi mine

Mongolia set for resources boom

Leading global operators are turning their attention further east, eyeing mineral-rich Mongolia’s potential to become the next commodities hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

Joint infrastructure ventures benefit the Middle East

PPPs in the Middle East and north Africa are set to boost the region with $100bn in investments planned for the next five years.

Healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

All world regions have seen sustained demand in international tourism, with the exception of the Middle East and north Africa.

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