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A little local knowledge sees Ulmart sweep Russian e-commerce market

Ulmart – Russia's equivalent of Amazon – is dominant in its home market, where it is active in more than 240 cities. And through its digital strategy, which among other innovations sees it accept payment in Bitcoin, the company looks set to stay ahead of the international field.

View from Europe: UK aerospace needs clarity on Brexit

The UK aerospace industry is worth £31bn and employs more than 100,000 people, but relies on collaboration with Europe. This could be jeopardised if uncertainty over Brexit is allowed to persist, says Douglas Clark.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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World Free Zones Organization chairman sees strength in certainty

On the sidelines of the World Free Zones Organization’s annual conference in May in Colombia, chairman Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni sat down with Courtney Fingar to discuss the challenges and trends facing free zones, and laud their ability to offer investors certainty in times of turbulence.

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Tamana Intech Park marries ecology with technology

Trinidad and Tobago hopes to become a Caribbean tech hub through the ambitious development of Tamana Intech Park, which boasts both innovation and sustainability credentials. Timothy Conley reports.

View from the Middle East and Africa: how will Gulf airlines soar again?

A plethora of global problems has combined with oversupply to hit airlines in the Gulf region. What can they do to redeem their reputations? Mazdak Rafaty reports.

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Rhode Island governor looks to make the most of manufacturing prowess

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo talks to Natasha Turak about the state’s industrial roots, why attracting international businesses is important, and how investing in manufacturing-focused training programmes is boosting job creation.

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Portugal's long-term education strategy pays off

Portugal’s long-term educational policies are paying dividends, with a high proportion of young people speaking more than one language and even sporting a master's degree. This in turn is attracting international companies and creating conditions that could lure many overseas Portuguese back. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Antigua and Barbuda eye medical tourism as next phase of development

Tourism is Antigua and Barbuda’s lifeblood and it is keen to develop its high-end offering to include medical and heritage tourism. Chet Greene, minister of trade, industry, commerce and consumer affairs, sports, culture and national festivals, tells Courtney Fingar of the country’s plans in these fields

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Can Saint Vincent and the Grenadines take flight as a tourism hotspot?

While Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is known for its outstanding beauty and clear seas, the country has yet to reach its full economic potential. To this end, hopes are pinned on a new international airport, although it plans to remain non-mass market, as Courtney Fingar reports.

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