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Suzhou plays it smart

Suzhou's smart approach sees it outflank Chinese behemoths

The city of Suzhou may be dwarfed by nearby Shanghai, but that has not stopped it from outperforming its neighbour when it comes to attracting investment, thanks largely to its appetite for innovation and willingness to embrace cutting-edge technology, particularly within its industrial parks.

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly keen to show off their tourism credentials to international travellers. But while visitor numbers are on the rise, the region's dated infrastructure and poor image are proving to be tough obstacles to overcome.

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market?

China’s ambition to compete with India in the global outsourcing market may be hampered unless companies can match their strategy to the industry’s growth areas, and invest in the skills of its people. Duke University’s Arie Lewin shares the findings of a survey that assesses its progress. 

Software and IT jobs created in Middle East fall

fDi Markets data shows in increase in project numbers coming into the software and IT sector in the Middle East, but the number of jobs created has fallen.

Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

US locations fighting for data entries

US locations fighting for data entries

Data centres are becoming increasingly essential business assets, and as many companies realise their need for such facilities, so too are locations across the US waking up to the economic benefits of hosting these large, power-hungry sites.

How high-tech clusters are defying science and logic

How high-tech clusters are defying science and logic

While the benefits of high-tech hubs are widely agreed upon – they generate substantial revenues, boost job creation and raise the profile of a location – the formula for creating a successful cluster is far less clear cut, with a multitude of factors, from the quality of local talent to the extent of government assistance, playing a part.

Nova Scotia covers all bases

Nova Scotia covers all bases

The relatively small and quiet Canadian province of Nova Scotia manages to punch above its weight in the investment stakes, thanks in no small part to its economic development agency, which has taken a creative and thorough approach to attracting FDI.

On top of the world: Frankfurt’s financial centre is globally renowned

Hessen's strength in depth

Located at the heart of Europe and housing one of the world's busiest airports, the German region of Hessen ticks plenty of boxes for would-be foreign investors. Add to that mix a vibrant ICT sector, a world-renowned financial services industry and a workforce that is as skilled as it is large, and it becomes apparent why Hessen has been a star FDI performer over the past few decades.

Ciklum taps Ukraines talent pool

Ciklum taps Ukraine's talent pool

IT company Ciklum began operations with just four people in an office in Kiev. So, asks Michal Kaczmarski, just how did it get from there to the multimillion dollar, multinational operation it is today?

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