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A fintech future? Luxembourg seeks financial technology hub status

Luxembourg is carving out a niche as a finch hub, offering start-ups in the sector an impressive support network. However, can such a small location attract and retain the required talent to compete with the likes of London and San Francisco? Natasha Turak investigates.

Software and IT services FDI from North America is on the rise in Asia-Pacific

North American software and IT services project numbers and investment are both increasing in Asia-Pacific.

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View from the C-suite: Google's export search

The internet gains millions of new users every day, but how can a company find them, especially if they are in a different continent? Google export director David Sneddon tells fDi how the tech giant can help.

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Can Africa build the ICT infrastructure it needs to fulfil its potential?

Africa's vast market and young population present a huge opportunity for investors, but its poor ICT infrastructure is one factor holding the continent back. A flurry of new projects are helping to resolve this issue – by improving Africa's connectivity and helping to train its youth – but is progress being made quickly enough?

A start-up kick-start

Can start-ups kick-start the Ukrainian economy?

As Ukraine's economy struggles in the aftermath of a bitter conflict with Russia, could the country’s start-up companies – typically run by young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs – provide a boost to its finances? Yuri Bender investigates the country’s co-working hubs, government initiatives and existing innovators to find out.

King's Cross ticks the right boxes for the App Business

King's Cross ticks the right boxes for the App Business

When the App Business needed space to expand, the mobile transformation company decided to move its headquarters to King's Cross in London, attracted by the abundance of available space, a friendly neighbourhood vibe and excellent transport links. 

A starting point

Just the beginning: Warsaw's nascent start-up culture makes its mark

A start-up scene is beginning to emerge in the Polish capital of Warsaw that is not only attracting involvement from big names such as Google and Samsung, but is also persuading many of the country's young expatriates to relocate to the city.

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BPIAJ chief: Jamaica can lead Caribbean's BPO rise

Yoni Epstein, the president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica and Itel BPO Solutions’ chief executive, has a vision. He tells Natasha Turak about his plan to turn the Caribbean island into a world-leading BPO destination over the next 10 years.

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At your service: Jamaica's tailor-made training aims to keep investors happy

The importance of training is recognised at all levels throughout Jamaica, to the point where many of its government-sponsored programmes are developed to cater to the specific needs of the industries investing in the country. Natasha Turak reports on the impact this has had with regards to FDI. 

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Building Jamaica's BPO reputation

To realise its ambition of becoming a globally known hub for BPO operators, Jamaica needed to attract big-name players. The Barnett Tech Park – in bringing in Vistaprint, and then Advanced Call Centre Technologies and Xerox – did just this, giving the country international credibility. Natasha Turak looks at how these essential first steps were taken.

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