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Kenyan government commissions country's first technology city

The Kenyan government has given the go-ahead to construct east Africa's first business and technology park.

Going places: how technology has helped speed up border control

How technology has helped speed up border control

How are countries using technology to maintain the security of their borders, while ensuring that visitors' early impressions are positive?

Tech focus drives Pittsburgh revival

Tech focus drives Pittsburgh revival

Once the home of a steel industry and little else, Pittsburgh was all but written off in the 1970s and 1980s as that industry collapsed. However, the city's focus on technological and biotech innovation, combined with an environment that encourages entrepreneurship, has turned its fortunes full circle.

Dubai special economic zones

Dubai's free zones: something for everyone

Dubai‚Äôs free zones are drawing in businesses unfamiliar with the Middle East, thanks to a combination of an impressive infrastructure, sound business advice being on offer and low taxation. 

Mobile broadband rise signals better connection for ICT investments

Mobile broadband rise signals better connection for ICT investments

The software and ICT industry is the world's leading sector for global FDI projects, but with its success has come more exposure to cyber attacks. And as the network forensics business thrives due to the escalating threats, the shortage of ICT professionals around the world is cause for concern.

View from Europe October/November 2012

The Olympics and Paralympics showed just what Europe can do. Now we must keep the momentum going.

Overall decline in capacity of global IPAs: World Bank

A report by the World Bank shows that the overall performance of investment promotion agencies is in decline, with a significant proportion failing to respond to investor enquiries.

Fibre-optic cable funding shows changing face of African project financing

The new west African sub-marine fibre-optic cable uses multilateral development approach to funding.

Tanzania president tells African governments that regional integration is key

The president of Tanzania tells AfDB delegates that the continent must promote intra-African trade if it is to avoid further economic crises.

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

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