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Debrecen’s automotive sector moves through the gears

Hungary's second city has landed an impressive amount of auto sector investment. 

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Aragon's bright future: how FDI is transforming the Spanish region

Aragon is one of Spain's best performing autonomous communities, which is testament to its favourable location, highly skilled workforce and expertise in sectors such as automobile manufacturing. Jason Mitchell speaks to president Javier Lambán about how foreign investment can move the region to another level.

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Aragon’s R&D scene is digital by design

Aragon’s culture of innovation has put it at the cutting edge of R&D – and is helping the region to build a bridge to China. Jason Mitchell reports.

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Aragon’s three routes to industrial success

Built on the three pillars of automotives, logistics and agribusiness, Aragon has secured itself a place in Spain’s industrial success story. Jason Mitchell reports on how the region thrives in a variety of fields.

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What self-driving vehicle technology means for FDI

Once a far-fetched concept, self-driving vehicles are now under serious development by tech firms and automotive giants alike. The consequences for site selection and quality of life metrics will be enormous, finds Erika Morphy.

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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.

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The cobalt curse: supply risk and inequality in the DRC

Investors lured by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s supplies of cobalt – an essential component of rechargeable batteries – must contend with political instability and a dangerously unregulated business environment, as Natasha Turak discovers.

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Leipzig auto industry goes from strength to strength

Leipzig’s location near major road and air connections has helped it build a substantial automotive hub over the past 15 years, attracting such high-profile names as Porsche and BMW, as well as parts suppliers and logistics companies. Wendy Atkins 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.

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Midlands Engine revs up for trade opportunities

The Midlands Engine is a partnership between government entities and local enterprises in the Midlands region of the UK, created in 2015 to drive economic growth across the region. Courtney Fingar visited the group’s pavilion at the Mipim property fair in March and spoke to chairman Sir John Peace. 

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