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aragaons bright

Aragon's bright future: how FDI is transforming the Spanish region

Aragon is one of Spain's best performing autonomous communities, which is testament to its favourable location, highly skilled workforce and expertise in sectors such as automobile manufacturing. Jason Mitchell speaks to president Javier Lambán about how foreign investment can move the region to another level.

digitally driven

Aragon’s R&D scene is digital by design

Aragon’s culture of innovation has put it at the cutting edge of R&D – and is helping the region to build a bridge to China. Jason Mitchell reports.

the high life

Caribbean looks to seize opportunity in medical marijuana market

The growing use of medical marijuana in the US and Canada, combined with increasing legalisation of the drug, is leading to widespread opportunities in the Caribbean countries that have traditionally grown the crop. However, as Adrienne Klasa discovers, the issue remains a controversial one.

Food & Tobacco and Beverages FDI shoots up in 2017

Foreign direct investment in the food & tobacco and beverages reached its highest level since 2003, fDi Markets figures show.

from the ground

Nigeria’s agricultural resurgence

Fearing long-term dependence on the price of crude oil, a new wave of entrepreneurs is helping Nigeria’s small farmers reclaim their place as the engine room of the country’s economy. Ima Jackson-Obot reports.

Saboto Caesar

Saint Vincent agriculture minister looks to natural growth

Saboto Caesar, the minister of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural transformation for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, tells Courtney Fingar how the country is turning its abundant natural resources into a national growth strategy.

Nestle

Nestlé opens up to millennials in Rosslyn HQ

Having relocated to Rosslyn, Virginia, Nestlé’s new US headquarters have been carefully designed to attract and retain young talent, with open-plan spaces to encourage collaborative working and creative thinking. Erika Morphy reports.

Malawi agriculture

Malawi awaits early investors

Having suffered both natural disasters and political corruption in recent years, Malawi is fighting back. It has improved its ease of doing business – boasting Commonwealth links and an English-speaking workforce – and offers investors willing to take the plunge plenty of potential. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Russia leads commodity economies for diversification

fDi’s Diversification Index analysed commodity economies to assess export levels and the diversity of inward greenfield investment. Russia tops the rankings, followed by Belgium and Malaysia.

North Africa retains its fizz for Coca-Cola

North Africa retains its fizz for Coca-Cola

Egypt is not a market for the faint-hearted, but to Coca-Cola it was worth investing $500m to tap into a market of 90 million consumers. And with north African governments becoming more business friendly, the US drinks giant's president of the Middle East and north Africa, Curtis Ferguson, is seeing steady growth for his brand in the region.

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