Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland's minister of economy discusses with Michal Kaczmarski how the country's slowing growth is a 'problem' many of its European neighbours would like to have.

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm's relatively small size seems to have worked in its favour when it comes to the city's ambitions to be considered one of Europe's creative hubs. The effect of its creative professionals working in such close proximity has seen the Swedish capital produce an output that is more than the sum of its parts.

View from Asia October/November 2012

Asian countries must focus more on long-term aftercare.

Has Ukraines time come

Has Ukraine's time come?

Ukraine has long been a sleeping giant of Europe. Strategically located with a large, skilled workforce and huge potential in the energy and agriculture sectors, foreign businesses are sitting up and taking notice of the country. All it needs is investment in basic infrastructure and logistics – and to press ahead with improvements to the investment environment.

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korea has seen its export-focused economy slow in the global economic downturn, leading its government to launch a fiscal stimulus package to encourage growth and leaving investors hoping that the country can regain its momentum in the long term.

Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

Universities give Ukraine a technological edge

Ukraine's universities are producing tens of thousands of multi-lingual graduates every year, particularly in technology-related subjects. This, combined with low labour costs, is drawing the attention of a number of international companies.

Baidu

Latin America show's ICT promise

Despite a slight slowing in the first half of 2012, Latin America's software, IT and communications sector has been showing impressive growth in recent years, with Brazil being the star performer. 

Tel Aviv launches high-tech hub

In a bid to stimulate growth and plug gaps in its market, Israel is focusing on attracting investment in its technology sector by launching its first technology hub. 

Park life

Chengdu's technology parks impress on all scores

The Chengdu government's long-term focus on the high-tech industries appears to be paying off, as its technology parks are attracting international names brought in by the city's pro-business attitude and deep talent pool.

Emerging markets set business example: Tata study

A recent survey shows that companies from emerging markets are looking to the developing world both for the best growth strategies and for expansion opportunities.

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