Latest articles from Ginanne Brownell

Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo's president

Kosovo takes a hard line

Kosovo’s president describes how she is tackling the region-wide problem of crime and corruption and taking steps to ease tensions with Serbia, in a bid to improve Kosovo’s business environment.

Can Indonesia keep pace with its own growth

Can Indonesia keep pace with its own growth?

With its investment opportunities almost as numerous as its islands, Indonesia has attracted a significant number of global corporations in the past few years. With no sign of its appeal waning, and a thriving tourism sector to boot, the country is now having to deal with a growing infrastructure deficit.

Oslo business chief looks to increase foreign draw

Oslo business chief looks to increase foreign draw

Though Oslo lags behind Scandinavian rivals Stockholm and Copenhagen when it comes to attracting FDI, the Norwegian capital's commissioner for culture and business is confident that the combination of a diversifying of its economy, the formation of a new investment promotion agency, and the city's high quality of life will see the gap narrowed.

Traverse City cashes in on its aesthetic charms

Being located close to what has recently been named as the most beautiful place in the US has brought tourists flocking to Traverse City. However, as the city's mayor explains, there is much more to the area than a pretty face.

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Political tensions have long kept Fiji off the investment map, making it difficult for the country to capitalise on its natural beauty and its bountiful resources. But with martial law lifted at the beginning of 2012 and the promise of free elections in the coming years, can Fiji convince the rest of the world that it is finally a safe place to invest?

Fiji PM looks to forge a central role within south Pacific

Fiji PM looks to forge a central role within south Pacific

From tourism to mining, Fiji’s prime minister, Commodore Josaia 'Frank' Voreqe Bainimarama, outlines where he sees Fiji’s investment future, and explains how the island's attributes and location could see it become the central business destination within the south Pacific.

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Vilnius mayor looks to lead Lithuania's revival

Famous for ploughing over illegally parked cars with a tank, the mayor of Vilnius is now hoping to drive investment back into Lithuania’s crisis-hit capital city.

Poland, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Warsaw Stock Exchange looks to serve a new Europe

Offering a unique exchange for Europe, the Warsaw Stock Exchange is expanding its reach with a growing number of foreign companies listing. And in its 20th year, the bourse is reaping the benefits of adopting high standards from its very inception as it becomes the go-to location for companies wishing to list in central and eastern Europe.


Belarus seeks investment amid bad press

Though some Western companies have ventured into Belarus, the investment scene is dominated by businesses from Russia, a situation the government hopes to change. But investors will have to overlook political ugliness

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After the war: Sri Lanka seeks tourism and FDI boom

The end of decades of violent conflict in Sri Lanka has brought a new lease of life for the country, writes Ginanne Brownell. As tourists start flooding in, so might foreign investors

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