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Antigua and Barbuda's offshore education lesson

Offshore education is proving a lucrative sideline for Antigua and Barbuda, and gives the country a year-round influx of visitors. Little wonder, then, that its government is making strides to enhance its reputation in this field.

View from Middle East and Africa October/November 2012

Investing in Algeria is both time consuming and rewarding.

Europe takes medtech lead

Stable regulation sees investors eye European medtech sector

The reputation of European companies when it comes to new medical technologies and the continent's attractive regulatory environment is increasingly causing venture capitalists from the US to steer their investments across the Atlantic.

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A learning curve for the private education sector

Increased demand for private education, particularly in developing countries, has created a multitude of opportunities for private investors. But while education might seem a sound investment, there are complex ideological and logistical problems facing companies choosing to enter this somewhat controversial market.

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Antigua and Barbuda finance minister looks for small comforts

Despite its small size, Antigua and Barbuda's economic integration with other Caribbean jurisdictions gives its companies a huge market to do business with, says the minister of finance, economy and public administration. However, the island's image of being a tax haven is one that will have to be shed in order to achieve bigger growth.

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Malaysia PM hails ETP effect

Malaysia's excellent economic performance in recent years has come on the back of its Economic Transformation Programme. Its prime minister and finance minister Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak tells Barbara Njau how the programme has helped diversify the country's economy, which has continued to thrive while much of the rest of the world has struggled.

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RAK Hospital's healthy start

As of five years ago, Ras Al Khaimah had no private healthcare provider, which was seen to be putting off investors from settling in the emirate. However, RAK Hospital has since filled this gap, and now has its sights firmly set on attracting international medical tourists.

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Johnson & Johnson takes outsourcing route to business growth

Julia Santos, head of global business optimisation for the Johnson & Johnson Group, explains to Barbara Njau why outsourcing is essential to the company’s business strategy.

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Texas gets to work

With its low-tax, business-first model, Texas has posted jobs numbers that are the envy of the US and solidified its position as an FDI star. Michal Kaczmarski investigates what is behind the Texan swagger.

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A picture of health

While reinventing its traditional core industries of textile and sure cane production, Mauritius is positioning itself as a hub for the lucrative medical tourism market. Ginanne Brownell reports.

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