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Cardiff's creative industries take a starring role

Cardiff is emerging as an unlikely hub for the television and film sector, where businesses can access a niche film-making community while getting government support

China and US M&A set to rise, says survey

A survey of investors suggests that merger and acquisition activity between Chinese and US companies in the entertainment, advertising and digital media sectors will rise in the next year.

Lao Holdings takes action against government

A suit being brought against the Lao government at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes could damage the country's reputation, deterring further foreign investment.

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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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Montenegrin tourism minister looks to build a reputation

Montenegro's minister of sustainable development and tourism, Predrag Sekulic, explains how his country's reputation as a high-quality holiday destination is slowly growing, but further investment in construction and infrastructure is needed if it is to continue on an upward trajectory.

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Political tensions have long kept Fiji off the investment map, making it difficult for the country to capitalise on its natural beauty and its bountiful resources. But with martial law lifted at the beginning of 2012 and the promise of free elections in the coming years, can Fiji convince the rest of the world that it is finally a safe place to invest?

View from Europe: February/March 2012

In 2012, with the eurozone troubles still dragging on, Europe should focus on the opportunities that will open up on the continent when it hosts the Euro 2012 football tournament and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Striking a chord

As spending cuts are made by local governments throughout the Western world, art funding is often one of the first casualties. However, some areas are looking to the arts as a way of attracting investment and regenerating inner cities, such as Carmel in Indiana, which has recently opened a controversial $126m palladium at its Center for the Performing Arts

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Gabon ready to kick on

Francophone Gabon is not the most high-profile of African countries, but with a new prime minister, the hosting of a major football tournament and investors being drawn to its resource-rich land, could that change?

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World Cup hosts hope for FDI boost

Choosing Russia and Qatar to host football's 2018 and 2022 football World Cups wasn't without controversy. However, with decisions made, the countries can start to build the required stadia, develop their infrastructure, and prepare for the influx of football fans

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