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Company profile: Foxconn focuses on inland China

In a drive to satisfy the world’s growing demand for electronic gadgets, the Taiwan-based company has committed to a multi-billion-dollar investment plan to move its Chinese production plants from the coast to inland provinces


View from the C-suite: Skype Estonia's Sten Tamkivi

Investment agency pitches often focus on the wrong issues and Europe must do more to gain high-tech FDI, Skype's Sten Tamkivi, who also advises Estonia's government on IT and innovation, tells Courtney Fingar

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Energy explosion

As data centres use more and more poer, energy-efficient alternatives are becoming an imperative. Michal Kaczmarski reports on the locations that are heating up in this new sector


Does money still grow on trees?

The recession has badly hit the forestry industry, but green legislation, advancements in science and new business models are bringing hope to this market. 

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Taking the initiative: worldwide investment incentives

Tax breaks are the most common investment incentive offered by countries globally, according to an fDi survey

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Finding the rights balance

Efforts are being made to fill the governance gaps between globalisation's economic impacts and societies' ability to manage them, writes Kasey L McCall-Smith

Ceramics trade gets fired up

The discovery of rich clay deposits has led to one of Ras Al Khaimah’s greatest success stories: The establishment of a ceramics plant that has developed into a global leader in just two decades

Robust growth for Latin American aerospace

Aerospace investment projects into  Latin America grew robustly from  2003 to 2009, with last year the best  on record.

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SWFs back in favour

Despite taking a heavy hit to their portfolios and garnering bad press along the way, sovereign wealth funds are finally starting to be accepted as an integral part of the international investment paradigm, writes Courtney Fingar and Paul Forrest

China wind firms target Americas

Chinese wind turbine companies are exploring areas in North and South America for international expansion opportunities.

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