Latest articles from Jacopo Dettoni

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The Modi modernisation: how India has entered the FDI elite

The reforms implemented by prime minister Narendra Modi have seen India go a long way towards reaching its rich FDI potential. And while there is still progress to make, particularly when it comes to the ease of doing business, Jacopo Dettoni reports on a country awash with optimism.

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Invest India head looks to make India work

The head of Invest India, Deepak Bagla, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about how the country’s push to become a global manufacturing hub is gathering momentum, aided by prime minister Narendra Modi's decisive and pro-investment leadership.

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From Locations

Westfield looks to Milan for mainland Europe debut

Shopping centre developer Westfield has been working with the Italian government’s taskforce to push ahead with its first project in mainland Europe. COO Peter Miller tells Jacopo Dettoni why Milan is the right place to drive a brownfield regeneration project that could bring with it thousands of jobs. 

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Will IMF intervention help save Mongolia from Dutch disease?

Mongolia’s over-reliance on natural resources has put a strain on its economy, and a deal with the IMF offers the best hope of easing the country’s budgetary pressures. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Mindanao hopes for peace to drive development and investment

Developing Mindanao, the Philippines’ southernmost island, is a priority of president Rodrigo Duterte, and the main city, Davao, has already emerged as a dynamic business hub. However, security concerns remain as peace agreements with rebel groups have yet to be finalised, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.   

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From Locations

Will former air base help unblock Manila's roads?

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has made former US airbase Clark – already a free zone – a key piece of his plan to decongest Manila. His efforts will need to overcome the country’s red tape and corruption to become a reality, reports Jacopo Dettoni

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From Locations

Food for thought: Argentina agriculture minister hopes to reap benefit of tax rethink

The new government in Argentina lifted most of the export taxes put in place during the years of Cristina Kirchner, giving local producers fresh incentives to boost production and exports, agriculture minister Ricardo Buryaile tells Jacopo Dettoni. The country is now aiming to use its vast and fertile land to feed 8% of the world population by 2020. 

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From Locations

Toyota Latam chief adopts root-and-branch approach

Toyota's group CEO for Latin America, Steve St Angelo, tells Jacopo Dettoni why he views the company's strategy like a tree, and explains how it has negotiated the region's economic turbulence and sky-high inflation levels.

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From Locations

Kazakhstan gears up for Astana International Financial Centre and privatisation

After several setbacks, the Astana International Financial Centre looks on track to open in 2018. It will become a major channel for Kazakhstan's ongoing privatisation programme, with up to $40bn in foreign investment expected to flow through its infrastructure, governor Kairat Kelimbetov tells Jacopo Dettoni.


Medellín's renaissance: how tech investment is transforming Colombia's second city

Medellín, Colombia's second city, is consolidating its role as a business hub at the heart of the country by increasing its focus on start-ups and new technologies. Its government is now drafting a new 'smart specialisation' strategy to streamline the development of industrial clusters with high innovative potential and thus turn the page on its infamous past once for all. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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