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reigniting

Mahindra head looks to play to Detroit's strengths

India’s Mahindra Group is investing in an automaking plant in Detroit to build utility vehicles from scratch, attracted by a combination of engineering talent, non-union labour and state incentives, as CEO Rick Haas tells Philippa Maister.

Martin Kaspar

View from Europe: Foreign investors should not be property price scapegoats

Foreign investors are often blamed for sky-rocketing real estate prices. But the truth is more complex, according to two new pieces of research, as Martin G Kaspar reports.

winging it

Pilot demand gives aviation industry wings

Forecasts by aviation giant Boeing that the industry will need 637,000 new pilots by 2036 mean that companies offering training or providing training equipment will have their work cut out. Jacopo Dettoni looks at how they intend to meet this demand. 

harbouring ambitions

Tanzania hopes port upgrade will strengthen regional hand

Tanzania is beefing up its major port, the Port of Dar es Salaam, to cut delays and absorb rising demand. Planned improvement works are all the more urgent as ports in nearby South Africa and Kenya are also upgrading, as Gordon Feller reports.

australia reaps

Australia reaps the HQ dividends

High-profile companies, particularly those in the tech industry, are increasingly choosing Australia as the location for their Asia-Pacific headquarters. Douglas Clark investigates why.

investment promotion

Investment promotion 4.0

IPAs are enhancing their tech strategy with geographic information system platforms, proptech applications and even virtual reality to cater for increasingly sophisticated site-selection processes. But will data-driven innovation ever replace the personal touch? Jacopo Dettoni investigates. 

Inside fDi: Don't fight the system, embrace it

Geographic information systems are widely used in site-selection processes in the US and are catching on in the rest of the world. Courtney Fingar understands that the march to automation is a frightening one, but it is that or be left behind...

Senegal given World Bank support to extract oil benefits

While Senegal recently announced new oil and gas discoveries, extraction is likely to be complex for its underdeveloped industry. Now the World Bank is offering support so the country can make the most of its newfound natural resources, as Gordon Feller reports.

Russian LNG reaches the US, despite sanctions

The arrival of a natural gas shipment highlights the potential of the Russian Arctic’s energy reserves. Mario Schnider reports.

Report: UK biotech strongest in Europe

The UK continues its impressive run as the top European destination for biotech investments and looks set to gain on global rivals in 2018.

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