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Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak

Malaysia PM hails ETP effect

Malaysia's excellent economic performance in recent years has come on the back of its Economic Transformation Programme. Its prime minister and finance minister Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak tells Barbara Njau how the programme has helped diversify the country's economy, which has continued to thrive while much of the rest of the world has struggled.

Tuscanys collaborative spirit

Tuscany's collaborative spirit

The close relationship between industry and research and education institutions in Tuscany gives the region an edge when it comes to R&D and innovation.

Park life

Chengdu's technology parks impress on all scores

The Chengdu government's long-term focus on the high-tech industries appears to be paying off, as its technology parks are attracting international names brought in by the city's pro-business attitude and deep talent pool.

Ontario and Quebec up their biotech games

The leading two provinces for life sciences in Canada are not resting on their laurels when it comes to attracting investment, and both are now going all out to promote just how business-friendly their respective biotech clusters are.

Biotech bolsters economic recovery in the US

At an annual biotech conference, officials from across the US were keen to show their enthusiasm and commitment to biotechnology investment.

Setting the benchmark for bio

Setting the benchmark for biotechnology

An fDiIntelligence evaluation into biotech FDI between 2003 and 2011 shows that although the US is the dominant country in the sector, Asian cities lead in attractiveness for projects, competing on both quality and cost.

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.

US must relax biotechnology rules to keep competitive edge

With nations such as China and Brazil investing heavily in biotechnology, the US may get left behind if it does not adjust its costly and complex regulatory system governing public investment in agricultural research and development.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott

North American governors increase biotech focus

Courtney Fingar and Karen E Thuermer talk to regional governors and premiers from around the US and Canada about the promotion of biotechnology and find some very different approaches.

Thomas Menino Mayor of Boston

US mayors target biotech boost

Four US mayors talk to Courtney Fingar and Karen E Thuermer about the importance of attracting biotech investment and what it means to their cities.

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