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Cardiff carves out a competitive advantage

Cardiff carves out a competitive advantage

The Welsh capital of Cardiff offers all of the benefits of a large city, without the large price tag. Slowly, its relatively cheap but well educated workforce and attractive government incentives are starting to draw companies away from rival English cities.

Big five dominate Latam BPO market

Over the past five years, foreign investment in Latin America's BPO sector has been dominated by five countries, with Costa Rica leading the way.

Malaysia's push for high-value-added investment

Malaysia is styling itself as a destination for high-value-added manufacturing to address declining inward FDI

Katowice mayor

A new image for Katowice

The city of Katowice in southern Poland is reinventing itself, shedding its image as a mining town and diversifying into alternative sectors, according to mayor Piotr Uszok

Brazilian city outperforming larger rivals

The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is proving its worth as an investor-friendly destination, as the country prepares itself for the 2014 football World Cup. 

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Economic free zones, political stability and diversification have fuelled development and growth in Sharjah – the emirate now accounts for one-third of the UAE's manufacturing sector – but its government has further plans to maximise its appeal to international investors. 

Will WTO membership bring FDI boom for Laos

Will WTO membership bring FDI boom for Laos?

Laos’s recent World Trade Organisation membership will make it a more viable FDI option, but will the investors come?

Malta finds the right mix

Malta finds the right mix

Malta's membership of the EU and proximity to the Middle East and north Africa have served the country well in recent years, but it still has some way to go before fulfilling its FDI potential.

Cost savings draw investors to Latvia

Cost savings draw investors to Latvia

Regional neighbours are looking to Latvia for their outsourcing projects, drawn to the country's low wage costs and skilled workforce.

Can the Philippines keep BPO crown

Can the Philippines keep BPO crown?

The Philippines has experienced exponential growth in its business process outsourcing sector in recent years, but the country's underdeveloped infrastructure is in danger of limiting its growth in the sector in the future.

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