Maharashtra, India

Maharashtra tops India's FDI chart

Hopes are high that the a more business-friendly India will emerge under the stewardship of new prime minister Narendra Modi. But the FDI fortunes of India’s states look to remain disparate until policies and regulations are better coordinated.

Australian software and IT services FDI on the rise

Year-on-year increases in inward FDI have been recorded in the Australian software and IT services sector between 2009 and 2013, and figures from the first six months of 2014 suggest that this trend is set to continue.

Luis Guillermo Solis

Costa Rica's new president springs into action

Costa Rica's new president, Luis Guillermo Solis, has wasted no time in hitting the investment trail. During his first visit to the US, he tells Michal Kaczmarski why inward investment is so important and explains his strategy for making Costa Rica a hub for high-tech companies.

Incubator opens door to India's emerging technology market

A new technology incubator is giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet and work within Bangalore’s stimulating start-up ecosystem.

India opens up defence sector – with conditions

The Indian government plans to lift the ceiling on FDI into defence, but proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis only. 

Africa's investment attractiveness on the up, says EY

A survey by consultancy firm Ernst & Young showed that Africa’s investment attractiveness among UK businesses has improved considerable over the past few years.

Emerging market MNEs see strong profit growth

Multinational enterprises in developing economies are seeing their profits grow at a much faster rate than those in developed countries, according to a report by the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment.

Investors still betting on Ukraine

The ongoing unrest has not deterred investors from Ukraine, with the country continuing to attract foreign capital.

Panama's new president expected to continue business reforms

Experts believe that the surprise result in Panama's May presidential election will not harm the country's investment attractiveness, which has gone from strength to strength in recent years under the leadership of outgoing president Ricardo Martinelli.

A passage from India

Wipro's passage from India

Starting out life as a cooking oil manufacturer, India-based Wipro has moved with the times, evolving in recent decades into a technology conglomerate. And, it is not afraid of even more change, as it has shown in recent years, by increasing its international presence and restructuring its sales team.

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