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US carmakers look ahead with optimism

Reignited: US carmakers look ahead with optimism

Despite new US government efficiency targets and worries over interest rates, car industry bodies are shrugging off doubts and revising their sales estimates upwards

Mexico moves into the fast lane

Entering the fast lane: why automakers are flocking to Mexico

Its close proximity to the US, cheap labour and uncomplicated, duty-free export opportunities have seen automotive companies from all over the world coming to Mexico. Lillie Guyer reports.

SEZ Alabuga building on firm foundations

SEZ Alabuga: building on firm foundations

In less than 10 years, Special Economic Zone Alabuga has developed from being just 'a field and a masterplan', into a zone attracting dozens of businesses from around the world. Now, it is looking to its next phase of growth, with ambitions to have 120 companies and $12bn invested by 2020.

Tatarstan cities surrounding SEZ Alabuga

Out of the zone: the Tatarstan cities surrounding SEZ Alabuga

Located in the republic of Tatarstan, Special Economic Zone Alabuga sits alongside cities that have a lot to offer investors in terms of infrastructure, development, leisure and culture. 

FDI boosts job creation in Americas in 2014

Nearly 100,000 jobs were created through FDI by automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), business services, renewables and consumer products firms in the Americas in the first six months of 2014.

Renault, Figuerelas, Spain

Built on FDI: Spain's economic recovery story

After years of struggle, Spain's economy seems to have turned a corner. This is in no small part down to its burgeoning FDI markets, particularly in the financial services, property, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Cedric Glover

Shreveport mayor takes listening and learning approach

The outgoing mayor of Shreveport in Louisiana, Cedric Glover, looks back on his tenure, telling Michal Kaczmarski how a collaborative approach helped him manage his city through one of the worst recessions in US history.

Bourbon, Kentucky

Kentucky mixes the old with the new

Famed for its bourbon, horse racing and fried chicken, Kentucky's economy is roaring thanks to the collective successes of these three industries. State officials are keen to further diversify the economy, however, and promote less traditional sectors such as logistics and technology.

FDI levels down in Asia's automotive OEM sector

FDI into Asia's automotive original equipment manufacturer sector is in decline, following a downward trend that started in 2012.

Saxony ignited

Saxony's auto industry clicks into ignition

East Germany's automotive industry used to be the butt of jokes around Europe. Now, however, no one is laughing as the eastern state of Saxony has established a reputation for producing cutting-edge, luxurious vehicles that are in demand around the world.

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