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Hessen, the logistical choice

Hessen: the logistical choice

The German state of Hessen is home to the city of Frankfurt and also many of the world's leading logistics companies. With an outstanding infrastructure and business-friendly attitude at the heart of Europe, the region is gaining a reputation for being a global logistics leader.

Michael Kamau

Kenya transport secretary seeks to keep country on track

Kenya suffered a setback in the latter half of 2013, when two major incidents in quick succession dealt a blow to its international reputation. But cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure Michael Kamau tells Barbara Njau that he is confident that the government's effective response to these events, and its commitment to developing the country's infrastructure, will help cement Kenya's position as a leading investment destination in east Africa.

The rise of the aerotropolis

The rise of the aerotropolis

Vast business parks with leisure and residential areas attached to airports are becoming increasingly prominent throughout Europe, driven by companies wanting fast access to international markets, and cities keen to attract these multinational firms.

Zoran Stavreski

Macedonia uses its EU outsider advantage

Macedonia’s finance minister and deputy PM, Zoran Stavreski, explains why his country’s EU candidate status allows it greater flexibility on taxes and incentives than other countries in the union can offer

The changing face of Tbilisi

Will Tbilisi's facelift draw in more investment?

The Georgian capital of Tbilisi still has pockets of unpleasant scenery. However, impressive new buildings are now cropping up all over the city – partly in preparation for its hosting of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival – and its mayor says that he hopes these investments are just a start.

Black Sea transit

Black Sea transit: time to connect the dots

The Black Sea region sits along vital trade routes, connecting Asia and Europe, but its disjointed transport connections and dearth of intraregional trade has held it back. Can a raft of port modernisation projects finally bring a joined-up approach?

Cyprus stays ahead of the game to maintain shipping hub status

Cyprus stays ahead of the game to maintain shipping hub status

Cyprus has a global reputation for being a high-quality hub for the shipping industry. And its commitment to training its workforce in this sector and providing a stable and business-friendly tax regime mean that it is unlikely to lose its competitive edge any time soon.

Energy independence a 'game-changer' for the US

US think tank lists the big-ticket infrastructure schemes for 2013/14. 

Report flags US infrastructure opportunities for Chinese investors

The US Chamber of Commerce has released a report stating that the US's vast infrastructure needs could be filled by Chinese investment.

US merchandise exports hit record highs: US ITA

New data from the US International Trade Administration reveals record highs for US merchandise exports for the first six months of 2013.

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