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.

GM announces $449m investment

US auto manufacturer, General Motors, has announced that it will spend $449m on next-generation electric vehicles and advanced battery technology production.

Nikola Gruevski

The business of managing Macedonia

The successful pursuit of foreign investment to Macedonia in recent years is in no small part down to prime minister Nikola Gruevski's businesslike approach to running his country. He tells Michal Kaczmarski how this approach – combined with a worldwide talent search – is reaping rewards.

Detroit is Canada's top US trading partner: Brookings Institution

A report by US think tank Brookings Institution reveals the major part that the automotive industry plays in US-Canadian trade, with 'motor city' Detroit ranking as Canada's largest US trading partner.

View from Europe: automotive industry needs to address overcapacity

Europe's automotive industry plays a significant part in the region's economy, but manufacturing capacity needs restructuring. 

Investors on the lookout for Spanish bargains

Investors on the lookout for Spanish bargains

As Spain claws its way out of recession, investors are diving back in, keen to make the most of bottom-of-the-cycle prices and newly competitive cost structures. 

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