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Facebook announces $750m data centre in Ohio

Social media giant Facebook is building its 10th US data centre in New Albany, Ohio, at a cost of $750m, writes Karen E Thuermer.

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From Locations

Innovation keeps aerospace aloft

The fast-evolving, highly sought-after FDI sector of aerospace is driving innovation and creating lucrative jobs from the US to Asia and Europe, with no signs of coming down to Earth. Karen E Thuermer reports

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Saudi Arabia investment minister seeks Vision 2030 boost

Saudi Arabia’s minister for commerce and investment, Dr Majed Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, is keen to revitalise the country’s FDI offering through its Vision 2030 programme. He tells Karen E Thuermer how initiatives such as a new
entertainment city and improved corporate laws will help plug its budget deficit

From News

Investors least bullish for years, says AT Kearney

AT Kearney's confidence index shows a much more muted outlook by investors, but predicts a continuing appetite for FDI. Karen E Thuermer reports.

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From Sectors

The fourth coming: how Industry 4.0 will transform the world

The next generation of manufacturing, Industry 4.0, combines mass data collection and analysis with enhanced connectivity to improve production processes in everything from aircraft to robotics, and smart cars to orthopaedic equipment. Karen E Thuermer reports on the global joint initiatives it is sparking.

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Guangzhou vice-mayor calm over keeping US investors keen

Amid increased uncertainty over the future of US-China trade, Guangzhou is continuing to pull in investment from major North American companies. The city's vice-mayor, Cai Chaolin, tells Karen E Thuermer why he attributes this to a focus on cultivating sophisticated and hi-tech industries.

From News

Trump’s infrastructure plan draws fire

US president Donald Trump’s call for a multibillion-dollar investment into infrastructure through public-private partnerships has been attacked for being overblown – and likely to benefit private companies at taxpayers’ expense. Karen E Thuermer reports.

From News

US importers angry at proposed border tax hike

US consumer companies are opposing the proposed Border Adjustment Tax, which would hit those that import and sell in the US especially hard. Karen E Thuermer reports.

From News

US airport infrastructure costs skyrocket

US airports will need $99.9bn in between 2017 and 2021, leading to calls for local user fees to be be revised. Karen E Thuermer reports.

From News

Near-shoring to increase in US

Research by LMA Consulting Group shows potential effect of US government policy on near-shoring.

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