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Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

Brisbane natural gas

Brisbane resources sector set for growth

The city of Brisbane, Australia recently unveiled a plan to double  its already lucrative resources sector by 2031, giving investors the  perfect opportunity to invest in the area.

A region transformed

Pomerania: from Solidarity to shared services

The northern Polish region of Pomerania, which lies on the Baltic coast, has a long and proud history of shipbuilding. However, boosted by EU funding, the area is undergoing a rapid modernisation, with its infrastructure transformed and its industries venturing into various hi-tech sectors.

China releases new guidelines for foreign investment

In a bid to encourage investment in areas such as high-end equipment manufacturing, green businesses and bioechnology, the Chinese  authorities have released an updated version of their foreign investment guidance catalogue.

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Do green technologies live up to the hype?

Green sells, and investment in green technologies can offer both environmental and economic gains. But as politicians and businesses appear enamoured of the concept of a green agenda, are expectations of the results realistic?

Lyon thinks big

Lyon's small but perfectly formed business environment

In sectors such as green technology and life sciences, Lyon holds a presence for investors that belies its small stature.

Greenhouse

Technology fuels growth of greenhouse agriculture

Technology is driving the growth of greenhouse-based agriculture, especially in hot countries where arable land and rainwater are sparse

Nicaragua teaser

Nicaragua's new energy

Nicaragua's aggressive efforts to attract investment have been relatively successful, but as Spencer Andersonreports, the country must tackle its infrastructure shortfall, unemployment levels and provide cheaper and more stable energy supplies if it is to fulfil its potential

Vestas

Vestas battling winds of change

Vestas has been a major wind energy foreign investor in North America, Asia and Europe over the past decade. However, a recent spate of layoffs and difficult conditions in Europe foretell challenging times for the company

Kourtoff

View from the C-suite: Trillium Wind Power's John Kourtoff

Trillium's CEO tells Spencer Anderson how wind power will confound its critics and play a crucial role in meeting the world's energy needs, particularly now that the Asian behemoths are investing in its potential

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