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Wallonia takes green IT initiative

The government of the Belgian region of Wallonia has joined forces with high-profile IT companies operating within its jurisdiction to make the industry more environmentally friendly


Shipping keeps Cypriot economy afloat

FDI into Cyprus trebled between 2008 and 2009 thanks largely to its newly reformed shipping industry, which has been offering incentives for companies to set up businesses and register their vessels on the island

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Peru looks beyond mining sector

Peru's mineral wealth and strategic location as a trading route between Latin America and China have seen its economy enjoy impressive GDP growth over the past few years. However, with elections due next year, the new government's main task will be to diversify its mining-dependent economy


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

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