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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.

South Korea launches its international finance centre

South Korea is challenging the status of Hong Kong and Singapore as Asia's leading financial hubs, with the launch of its own international finance centre in Seoul.

High-tech boost for Barcelona

While FDI into Spain has decreased in the first nine months of 2012 when compared with the same period in 2011, Barcelona has experienced a significant increase in FDI in this period.

Myanmar: open for investment

Myanmar: open for investment

The first draft of Myanmar's new and mostly liberal FDI law was passed recently and the EU and the US are set to ease the economic sanctions put in place while the country was under the previous military regime. But despite these positive steps, Myanmar's infrastructure remains weak and investors there face a number of obstacles.

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker explains how his election publicity is helping him draw the attention of businesses to his state and how he plans to take advantage of Wisconsin's strong agriculture sector by increasing productivity through biotech projects.

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