Latest articles from Jacopo Dettoni

Galpin
From Locations

Reforms “will increase Bahrain’s business appeal”

Simon Galpin, managing director at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, tells Jacopo Dettoni about the ongoing reform process aimed at making the island economy “even more business-friendly”. 

Kia Mexico

Mexico looks to Asia as Trump effect bites

With a possible review of Nafta around the corner and the war of words with US president Donald Trump showing no sign of abating, Mexico’s state officials and the national government are scrambling to strengthen ties with Asian investors, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

land rover production

West Midlands makes the most of manufacturing advantage

The West Midlands region has a strong reputation for manufacturing, with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce among its satisfied customers. However, this cluster now faces new challenges, such as catering to advanced manufacturing demands and adjusting to a post-Brexit landscape. Jacopo Dettoni surveys the scene.

the race to become

The race to become Asia's Silicon Valley

Numerous countries throughout Asia are embracing the start-up culture and hoping to win themselves the tag of 'Asia's Silicon Valley'. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the contenders and assesses the hurdles they face in emulating the famous Californian cluster.

talking tough

Mexico deputy economy minister rules out trade restrictions in Nafta negotiations

Mexico will not accept US limitations in the form of tariffs or quantitative managed trade schemes, deputy economy minister Juan Carlos Baker tells Jacopo Dettoni. There might be room to review the rule of origin – but only if this strengthens regional value chains.  

From News

Asia-Pacific needs extra $459bn per year to meet infrastructure needs to 2020

Asia-Pacific countries spent $881bn on infrastructure development in 2015, but require a boost to reach the $1340bn necessary to accommodate their fast-growing economies by 2020, says the Asian Development Bank. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

From News

Saudi Aramco debuts sukuk ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco has placed its debut riyal-denominated bond as part of efforts to raise $10bn in the debt market, ahead of an IPO in 2018. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Waheed Nazir
From Locations

Birmingham economy director targets investors looking beyond London

Birmingham City Council’s strategic director for the economy, Waheed Nazir, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the city is meeting housing challenges, why it is looking to complement – rather than compete with – London, and what impact Brexit and HS2 are expected to have.

May in Birmingham
From Locations

Birmingham builds for HS2 bonanza

A number of office developments have popped up around Birmingham and the West Midlands in recent years as companies become increasingly tempted by the area’s young, skilled workforce and lower costs. Now, with the launch of HS2 fixed firmly on the horizon, the region’s offering looks set to become even more enticing. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

brindley place
From Locations

Birmingham’s development journey begins

The West Midlands is gearing up for a new industrial revolution as the labour market picks up and the HS2 rail project gathers steam. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

 

 

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