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A testing ground

Estonia's tech-savvy secret weapon

Tartu, Estonia's second city, has a small population but great ambitions to attract tech companies. Could it become the new testing lab of Europe? 

Start-ups cities index ranks UK destinations

According to the start-up cities index 2014, compiled by entrepreneur platform Startups, aside from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol are the leading locations for new businesses in the country.

US top destination for Chinese FDI: Blank Rome

US-based law firm Blank Rome has identified the US as the leading destination for the increasing levels of FDI flowing out of China.

View from Europe: Europe starts to feel the tech effect

Technology is accounting for a growing proportion of the European economy, and its influence is extending into a range of sectors, including retail, financial services and consumer goods.

Playing it cool pays off for Iceland

Playing it cool pays off for Iceland

Iceland's cool climate has helped the country carve a niche as one of the world's most cost-effective destinations for data centres. Now, it is looking to exploit its other quirks – such as its near-complete reliance on renewable energy – to attract more foreign investment.

Life after Nokia

Life after Nokia: how the Finnish city of Tampere is still thriving

The decline of once-dominant telecommunications giant Nokia had grim repercussions for the Finnish city of Tampere, in which it employed 4000 people at its peak. However, with an educated, highly skilled workforce, and its innovative streak still fully intact, Tampere is filling the 'Nokia gap' with a number of exciting projects.

Game on for Louisiana

Game on for Louisiana's tech scene

Like many locations, Louisiana decided to bet on the tech sector as an engine of future economic growth. And, while many other states with similar ambitions have failed, Louisiana has already succeeded in attracting some big tech names.

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Over the past two decades, Malaysia has established itself as one of the world's leading low-cost electrical component manufacturers. However, thanks to academic institutions such as Kuala Lumpur's Mimos ICT centre of innovation, the country is looking to rise up the value chain in this sector.

What now for African telecoms

What now for African telecoms?

The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable? 

Cardiff continues on progress path

Cardiff continues on progress path

A year after his first visit, Michal Kaczmarski returns to Cardiff Capital Region, tracking the changes in the region's economic development landscape. 

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