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From Locations

A place to stay

Expatriates moving to work in Ras Al Khaimah are increasingly seeing it as an attractive place to settle and a viable location for their families to live in. For those who choose to stay, the Emirate has much to offer in terms of quality of life

Alessandro Teixeira

Q&A: Alessandro Teixeira - Under utilised

The president of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies spoke to Courtney Fingar on the sidelines of Waipa’s conference in Buenos Aires about how investment agencies could take a greater role in guiding governments’ FDI policy

Profile - Andrus Ansip - An envious record

Profile: Andrus Ansip - An envious record

Estonia’s small budget deficit and flat-tax policy mean that its immediate prospects look decidedly more attractive than many of the eurozone countries it is set to join next year, the country’s prime minister tells Courtney Fingar.

Alex Salmond
From Locations

Q&A: Alex Salmond - Freedom to thrive

The first minister of Scotland tells Courtney Fingar how his hopes of gaining Scotland greater financial freedom from the UK would yield dividends in terms of keeping the country’s industry globally competitive.

Brazil goal teaser

Brazil’s long-term goal

The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics will focus the world’s attention on Brazil. The country’s north-east in particular plans to ensure that the infrastructure and tourism legacies left by these events are built to last.

Kraft plans European HQ relocation to Switzerland

Food and beverages giant Kraft is relocating its European headquarters to Switzerland.

Material wealth

With the old textile quota regime abolished, producers are repositioning themselves to capture a piece of the global market. Courtney Fingar reports on the likely winners and losers.

The new year brought a new look for the global textile market, with the expiry of a quota system that has coloured it for three decades. Whether this is an improvement on the old look depends on who you ask.

The World Trade Organisation’s Multi-Fibre Agreement, which ended on January 1 this year, is now viewed by many as having distorted world textile trade.

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