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An infrastructure bonanza

Peru's infrastructure bonanza

For centuries a country of isolated settlements and impassable terrain, Peru is realising the benefits of road and rail links when it comes to increasing productivity.

Cologne logistical advantage

An extended reach: Cologne's logistical advantage

Cologne's status as a hub for industries across myriad sectors is in no small part down to its excellent road, rail, river and air links, which put the rest of Europe within easy reach.

Keeping Kuala Lumpur moving as tourists flock in

Keeping Kuala Lumpur moving as tourists flock in

Kuala Lumpur is the eighth most visited city globally, with tourists flocking to attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers. However, concerns over the city's inadequate transport networks are frequently voiced, something local officials are rectifying with a series of new projects.

India brokers investment deals with Japan

Japan has pledged more than $30bn of investment in India, following a visit by Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to the country.

Bourbon, Kentucky

Kentucky mixes the old with the new

Famed for its bourbon, horse racing and fried chicken, Kentucky's economy is roaring thanks to the collective successes of these three industries. State officials are keen to further diversify the economy, however, and promote less traditional sectors such as logistics and technology.

Francisco Perez

Mendoza governor looks to promote Argentina province's offering beyond wine

The Argentinian province of Mendoza is globally renowned for its wine, but its governor is keen to demonstrate to investors that the region thrives in many fields, including mining and energy production.

Full steam ahead - Portsmouth

Full steam ahead for Portsmouth's development plans

As the physical home of the conserved 16th-century warship the Mary Rose, and the spiritual home of the UK navy, Portsmouth's prospects seem inextricably linked to the sea. However, with billions of pounds coming into the city in development grants, its future is looking assured on dry land and beyond.

Iceland Blue Lagoon

Prepared and balanced: Iceland looks to learn the lessons of the past

Iceland's economic meltdown of 2008 made the country synonymous with the global recession at the time. However, with a cautious recovery now under way – thanks in no small part to a tourism boom – there is a determination in the country to ensure that this growth is better balanced, and it is looking to foreign investment to achieve this.

Maharashtra, India

Maharashtra tops India's FDI chart

Hopes are high that the a more business-friendly India will emerge under the stewardship of new prime minister Narendra Modi. But the FDI fortunes of India’s states look to remain disparate until policies and regulations are better coordinated.

New FDI rule proposals in Indian transport sector

India's new government has made the first steps in allowing 100% FDI in certain parts of the transport industry.

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