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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.

Cuba expands FDI policy with port transformation

Cuba expands FDI policy with port transformation

In developing a port with a free-trade area just outside Havana, the Cuban president, Raúl Castro, appears to be implementing policies that will further unlock the Caribbean island to foreign investment.

US and Europe rail networks on different tracks

US and Europe rail networks on different tracks

Private investment in the US rail network is showing that transferring freight movements from road to rail can be both economically and environmentally beneficial in the long term, but applying this logic in Europe, where the rail network has been fragmented by years of state control, is proving more difficult. 

High-speed rail plan set to boost Spain and Basque Country

High-speed rail plan set to boost Spain and Basque Country

The ambitious Basque Y high-speed rail link connecting Spain's Basque Country with the rest of Europe will open up opportunities for investors in the region, improving freight transport and reducing costs. 

View from the Middle East and Africa: The aerospace growth factor

The aerospace sector is spearheading growth in the Middle East, but efforts in Africa are being hampered by political uncertainty and underdeveloped infrastructure. 

Breaking the bottlenecks

Breaking Africa's bottlenecks

Africa's notoriously inadequate infrastructure is widely considered to have long been holding the region back from realising its economic potential. Hope is on the horizon, however, as national governments increasingly embrace private sector projects and regional developments.

German companies bullish in the Baltic, says survey

A recent survey by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce shows that German investors are optimistic about the investment opportunities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Middle East looks to logistics

Middle East looks to logistics

Natural resources, namely oil, have fuelled Middle Eastern economies for the past few decades, but the region's location at a meeting point between East and West also gives it a distinct advantage in the logistics field, something many of its countries are cashing in on.

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