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Amazon Drone

Can Amazon deliver on its grand distribution plans?

E-commerce giant Amazon is constantly looking at new markets to enter and new ways in which to provide its deliveries faster. But, asks Erika Morphy, will its focus on the food market or its use of drones bring the company global success?

Russia named most diversified commodity economy for the second year running

Russia has held firm as fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador, in the second annual index measuring the diversity of greenfield foreign investment. Cathy Mullan examines the results. 

Intel manufacturing
From Sectors

Israel hopes Innovation Box will bring R&D investment

With its new Innovation Box tax regime Israel is among the countries looking to capitalise on new global tax rules that are expected to encourage greater alignment of intellectual property registration and R&D activity. Courtney Fingar reports.

Site selection for US Toyota-Mazda plant goes into overdrive

Toyota and Mazda have announced a $1.6bn auto assembly plant in the US, but the existing site in Mississippi faces stiff competition from a host of other states for the deal worth 4000 jobs. Erika Morphy reports.

Novo Nordisk

The battle for biotech rages on

Countries all over the world are fighting for a share of the potentially lucrative biotech market, with emerging markets going all out to challenge traditional strongholds. Karen Thuermer assesses which locations are out in front or showing the strongest potential.

Novartis

Shanghai wins out as 2017 biotech FDI hotspots are revealed

The biotechnology sector has seen increasing levels of investment and job creation in recent years, and has become an important sector for those charged with investment attraction. Cathy Mullan reports on the locations getting it right. 

Defence and aerospace revenues up as global spending increases

The aerospace and defence sectors are benefiting from increased global military spending

European office rent up as vacancy levels fall: Savills

The average rent for office space in European central business districts was up 2.5% in the first quarter of 2017, according to Savills.

BrickVest: UK still hot for property investment

Investment platform survey show that Brexit uncertainty is doing little to dent investor confidence in UK property

Tourism central to trade development in least developed countries

A report co-authored by the UN World Tourism Organization reveals the importance of tourism to the least developed countries, and how they can achieve sustainability in this area. Louis Bearn reports

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