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Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Falling visitor numbers from Europe demonstrated to Mauritius the importance of diversifying its economy beyond tourism. Enticing film-makers and developing Port Louis as a trade hub are just two of the ways in which the country’s finance minister hopes to achieve this.

View from Asia: why transmedia matters

Attractive financial conditions have made Asia-Pacific the world's fastest growing industry when it comes to film-making.

Lights, camera, investment: making big money from the big screen

Lights, camera, investment: making big money from the big screen

California, once the undisputed home of the film industry, is facing increasingly stiff competition from as far afield as the UK and India, as other locations wake up to the possibilities of this lucrative industry and attempt to attract production companies with incentive packages.

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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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