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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.

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. 

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