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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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Technology fuels growth of greenhouse agriculture

Technology is driving the growth of greenhouse-based agriculture, especially in hot countries where arable land and rainwater are sparse

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View from the C-suite: Microsoft's clear sky for cloud computing

Adrienne Hall, general manager of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, tells Spencer Anderson how uptake of cloud computing is growing as fears over security and performance are assuaged.

ICT lead

Convergence to fuel ICT boom

The ongoing convergence of the electronics and telecoms industries, fuelled by technological advances and consumer demand, is stimulating FDI around the world in areas as diverse as mobile media to energy solutions

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Looking ahead: Why ICT will continue to dominate FDI

The information and communication technologies sector is already a leading light in FDI and is only going to grow in importance. Mike Curran and Douglas Clark look at what the future holds for the industry

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Company profile: Foxconn focuses on inland China

In a drive to satisfy the world’s growing demand for electronic gadgets, the Taiwan-based company has committed to a multi-billion-dollar investment plan to move its Chinese production plants from the coast to inland provinces

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View from the C-suite: Skype Estonia's Sten Tamkivi

Investment agency pitches often focus on the wrong issues and Europe must do more to gain high-tech FDI, Skype's Sten Tamkivi, who also advises Estonia's government on IT and innovation, tells Courtney Fingar

id protection gets smart

ID protection gets smart

Governments around the world are realising the benefits of smartcard technology for passports and id cards, creating big opportunities for businesses.

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An incentive for bright ideas

Ireland has joined a small but growing number of countries in Europe  and further afield that aim to attract high-tech companies by offering  tax breaks on intellectual property.
 

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