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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.

ADB meeting: investment in digital brings big dividends

Speakers at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Yokohama were keen to stress the transformative effect of technology investment. John West reports.

Race to finance Asia's infrastructure heats up

The competition between institutions to bridge Asia’s financing gap is both good news and bad. John West reports from the ADB’s annual meeting in Yokohama.

Reforms bring a business-friendly Ukraine

For so long mired in corruption and bureaucratic red tape, in the past three years Ukraine has enacted numerous reforms to improve the climate for doing business. Now, writes Natasha Turak, the battle is on to convince investors that the conflict-affected country is a safe bet.

Growth of e-commerce pushes investor interest in logistics

European cities still face challenges relating to logistics, says JLL report.

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Is Toyota's Kentucky investment a victory for Trump?

Toyota’s $1.3bn investment in Kentucky is being hailed as a triumph by both the Japanese auto giant and US president Donald Trump. The move has improved relations between the two – whether or not it has been years in the pipeline.

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Asian cities loom large in life sciences

Asia has been the destination for much life sciences investment since 2012, with city-state Singapore jostling with China’s Shanghai for top billing, and other regional cities appearing in the top 25.

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