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Tuscany: not just a pretty face

Tuscany: not just a pretty face

Tuscany's beauty is both a blessing and a curse. While its history and image draw in tourists by the million, convincing would-be foreign investors that underneath the picture-postcard views lies a hard-nosed attitude to business is a tricky task, but one its president is tackling head on.

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Have IPAs finally grown to love social media?

While most investment promotion agencies are yet to define a social media strategy, there is almost unanimous agreement that such a strategy can prove key to investment promotion efforts.

In Dispute April/May 2012

India‚Äôs courts do not pass muster, according to international arbitrators. 

View from the Middle East and Africa: April/May 2012

As political unrest continues to put off investors from some north African countries, it is 'business as usual' in the more stable Morocco.

View from Asia: April/May 2012

Accounting and knowledge process outsourcing are on the rise in Asia, adding significant value to providers' operations.

Reform agenda opens Myanmar up to foreign investors

Myanmar's economic reform and political change are set to offer further incentives for investors entering the country.

Pennsylvania attracts record levels of investment for 2011

Investment into Pennsylvania hit record levels in 2011 with $5.18bn-worth of deals reported, according to fDiMarkets, with the city of Pittsburgh recording particularly impressive figures.

Middle East records stellar M&A figures

The Middle East's merger and acquisition activity continues to recover, despite political unrest in the region.

Chile launches diversification push

Chile embarks upon diversification push

The Chilean government is looking to make the country's economy less reliant on its mining sector.

Guatemala eyes BPO sector

Guatemala adjusts FDI focus to BPO sector

With the country's FDI inflows decreasing in 2011, Guatemala is looking to target the business processing outsourcing sector in 2012.

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