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Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland's minister of economy discusses with Michal Kaczmarski how the country's slowing growth is a 'problem' many of its European neighbours would like to have.

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm's relatively small size seems to have worked in its favour when it comes to the city's ambitions to be considered one of Europe's creative hubs. The effect of its creative professionals working in such close proximity has seen the Swedish capital produce an output that is more than the sum of its parts.

Overall decline in capacity of global IPAs: World Bank

A report by the World Bank shows that the overall performance of investment promotion agencies is in decline, with a significant proportion failing to respond to investor enquiries.

Dramatic increase in annual consumption in emerging markets: McKinsey

A report by consultancy firm McKinsey Global Institute projects that annual consumption in emerging markets is set to more than double by 2025.

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.

Emerging markets set business example: Tata study

A recent survey shows that companies from emerging markets are looking to the developing world both for the best growth strategies and for expansion opportunities.

Africa calling

Investors come calling for Africa's telecoms market

As mobile penetration in many parts of the world reaches saturation point, Africa's fast-growing market is attracting the attention of telecommunications businesses. This has provided a boom in the sector throughout the continent, as well as bringing further investment in training and wider infrastructure projects.

Fibre-optic cable funding shows changing face of African project financing

The new west African sub-marine fibre-optic cable uses multilateral development approach to funding.

Communications FDI into Latam and the Caribbean up 72% in 2011

Communications sector projects entering Latin America and the Caribbean rose to 112 in 2011.

Facebook thumbs up

Have IPAs finally grown to love social media?

While most investment promotion agencies are yet to define a social media strategy, there is almost unanimous agreement that such a strategy can prove key to investment promotion efforts.

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