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Transportation sector FDI decline in Asia-Pacific continues

Asia-Pacific transportation sector projects have experienced a steady four-year decline.

Amazon ecommerce

The harsh realities of delivering on e-commerce

The increasing popularity of internet shopping has led to a rise in online retail merchants. But what might seem to be a relatively easy business model to reproduce is being made increasingly complex thanks to the logistics challenges arising from the expectation for next-day shipping, created by online giants such as Amazon. 

Eastern Polands infrastructure deficit

Off track: Eastern Poland's infrastructure deficit

While the cities of eastern Poland appear to be well located – offering access to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania as well as links to Warsaw – the reality for many of them is one of infrastructural shortfall, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

India infrastructure

Will state funding alone be enough to unblock India's infrastructure bottlenecks?

India’s new business-friendly government is looking to tackle the country's infrastructure problems as part of its plans to boost economic growth. But will the planned spending be enough to support its expanding manufacturing and service industries, or will outside funding be needed?

Panama Canal extension

Digging deep: how ports in the Americas are preparing for the Panama Canal expansion

As the expansion of the Panama Canal nears completion, ports across the Americas are gearing up to accommodate the increase of traffic that is expected as a result of the extension. 

Ursus

Ursus ploughs a more lucrative furrow

After more than a century in business, Ursus, a Polish agricultural machinery manufacturer, was on its last legs in 2011. Chief executive Karol Zarajczyk tells Michal Kaczmarski how his company went from nearly perishing to selling a $90m contract. 

Anthony Hylton

Jamaica fights for its corner of global trade map

Jamaica has set itself the target of becoming the number one global trade hub in the Americas, exploiting its position near the Panama Canal and playing to its strengths as a service-based economy. The country's minister of industry, investment and commerce, Anthony Hylton, tells Courtney Fingar how this ambitious plan is progressing.

Fastest growing destinations of 2014

On the rise: the fastest growing investment destinations of 2014

Of the five fastest growing destinations of 2014, four are located in Asia. Michal Kaczmarski investigates which countries are on form and why.

Nigeria

Nigerian infrastructure: building from the base up

Nigeria’s poor infrastructure has historically held back its economic development, but as This Is Africa reports, the arrival of private sector investment is changing all that

Underground movement

Lima drives infrastructure underground

Few cities needed a metro system like the Peruvian capital. Now foreign money is pouring in to further extend the network and relieve pressure on the overcrowded streets above.

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