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Can Soria's hidden charms bring FDI to the Spanish province

Spain's Soria province is little-known even to many Spaniards but now local businesses and governments are taking the initiative to raise its profile to outside investors. Courtney Fingar reports.

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UNWTO secretary-general puts employment first

Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organization, talks to Courtney Fingar about job creation and identifying the latest tourism hotspots. 

Inside fDi: It's skills that will kill the robot uprising

The robots are coming! Populist politicians the world over are raging against various threats to blue-collar jobs, from globalisation to those darned robots. However, says Courtney Fingar, artificial intelligence will still be reliant on the real thing, and those areas that provide these skills will have the least to fear from our new robo-overlords. 

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Osaka presses ahead with urban regeneration plans

Several large-scale urban development projects are underway in Osaka to cater to a growing population living downtown and boost the city’s status as a business destination and knowledge hub

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FDI stages a comeback in Spain

The political situation in Catalonia has failed to derail Spain’s economic recovery. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Braga brings out the young guns to attract Accenture

A large population of under-30s was a major pull for Accenture when it chose Braga in Portugal for its latest tech services centre. Strong links with local universities and a receptive local investment agency were also key factors, as Courtney Fingar reports.

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Kyrgyzstan’s deputy tourism minister dreams big

Azamat Jamankulov, Kyrgyzstan’s deputy minister of culture, tourism and information, and its head of the department of tourism, tells Courtney Fingar about his country’s opportunities for travel industry investment.

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Mahindra moves into India's industrial space

As India retains its allure as a manufacturing destination, real estate and infrastructure developer Mahindra Lifespace Developers is rolling out industrial clusters around the country to help maintain this momentum. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Turks and Caicos reveal post-hurricane recovery plans

Despite a battering from hurricanes in 2017, the Turks and Caicos Islands is back open for business, with ambitions to broaden tourism, increase fishing and build on financial services, as premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson tells Courtney Fingar.

Inside fDi: Don't fight the system, embrace it

Geographic information systems are widely used in site-selection processes in the US and are catching on in the rest of the world. Courtney Fingar understands that the march to automation is a frightening one, but it is that or be left behind...

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