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Finland finds opportunities in Nokia's downturn

Finland finds opportunities in Nokia's downturn

Finland has been hit hard by the downturn in the fortunes of phone firm Nokia, but the wealth of expertise and the spirit of enterprise that made the company such a success has been channelled into a fertile nursery of start-ups.

Macedonia switches on to IT

Macedonia switches on to IT

While some IT hotspots in central and eastern Europe are overheating, with rising demand leading to a hike in wage expectations, Macedonia is positioning itself to take advantage, investing in developing the IT expertise of its graduates and establishing a business incubator to assist new businesses.

Finland president seeks better self-promotion

Finland president seeks better self-promotion

With its good business climate, highly educated workforce and large neighbouring countries, Finland should be easily marketable to investors but, according to the country's president Sauli Niinisto, the country needs to work harder at promoting its merits and pushing for more inward FDI.

North America and China trade insults

North America and China trade insults

As animosity between North America and China grows, North America is being increasingly protectionist in its FDI policies, which Chinese investors are rebuffing with claims that they lack clarity and transparency.

New initiative aims to bring IT talent to Ireland

With backing from the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter, a new initiative, Make IT in Ireland, is hoping to increase the country's profile as a high-tech hub.

Mexican multinationals on growth trajectory, study reveals

Buoyed by a strong domestic economy, Mexican multinational enterprises made significant gains in foreign markets between 2010 and 2011.

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.

Kenyan government commissions country's first technology city

The Kenyan government has given the go-ahead to construct east Africa's first business and technology park.

India's turnaround on tough tax rules

Pressure from foreign investors has caused India's government to rethink its new General Anti-Avoidance Rules, which were passed in 2012.

Antigua and Barbuda stays ahead of the digital game

Antigua and Barbuda stays ahead of the digital game

Antigua and Barbuda was a pioneering player in the online gaming industry, and can list a host of successes among its homegrown tech businesses. Now the launch of the country's Government Assisted Technology Endeavour looks set to enhance its reputation in the information and communications technology sector.

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