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Hessen, the logistical choice

Hessen: the logistical choice

The German state of Hessen is home to the city of Frankfurt and also many of the world's leading logistics companies. With an outstanding infrastructure and business-friendly attitude at the heart of Europe, the region is gaining a reputation for being a global logistics leader.

Scotland makes room

Scotland hotel industry set for year in the spotlight

Scotland's already impressive tourist numbers will rise further still in 2014 as the country hosts the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Its hotel industry is well prepared to cope with this influx of visitors.

Cyprus finance sector back on path to stability

Cyprus finance sector back on path to stability

Cyprus has turned a corner after its recent banking crisis, say observers, with investor confidence gradually returning to the finance sector. And the country‚Äôs emerging fund industry and foreign exchange trading are providing a potential draw for foreign investors. 

Cyprus thinks big with developments

Cyprus thinks big with developments

When it comes to development ambitions, Cyprus is thinking big with plans for a casino resort, a science and technology park, hotels, shopping centres and new office space, plus the redevelopment of terminals at Larnaca and Paphos airports. 

Cypriot real-estate sector

Cyprus's feel-good factor

While neighbouring countries descend into turmoil, Cyprus is busy moving on from its downturn, finding alternative markets for its real-estate sector and incentivising investment. 

Cyprus stays ahead of the game to maintain shipping hub status

Cyprus stays ahead of the game to maintain shipping hub status

Cyprus has a global reputation for being a high-quality hub for the shipping industry. And its commitment to training its workforce in this sector and providing a stable and business-friendly tax regime mean that it is unlikely to lose its competitive edge any time soon.

A healthy potential

Cyprus's healthy potential

Cyprus, already well known as a tourist destination, is now branching out in terms of the services it can offer travellers, from a casino and golf courses to medical tourism. 

Cyprus retains stellar reputation for professional services

Cyprus remains rightly proud of the global reputation of its professional services as it continues to be one of the leading jurisdictions for structuring investments into Europe and emerging markets at a competitive cost.

Edinburgh looks to give SMEs a flying start

Innovation and collaboration: the making of 21st-century Edinburgh

Many of the millions of visitors who flock to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh are doing so because of the country's rich history. Over the past few years, however, the city's academic excellence and collaborative spirit have seen it become a world-class destination for companies working in sectors using cutting-edge technologies.

A flying start

Edinburgh looks to give SMEs a flying start

The sheer number of start-up companies emerging in hi-tech sectors in Edinburgh is a testament to the city's highly educated workforce, its pro-business environment and its proximity to financial services firms offering to fund these new entrepreneurs.

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