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VinaCapital helps Vietnam maximise investment potential

Investment firm VinaCapital is leveraging off Vietnam’s impressive growth as state-owned enterprises are privatised or private businesses are floated, attracting interest from foreign multinationals. But the key to its strategy is ensuring benefits feed back into the local economy, as managing director Andy Ho tells Natasha Turak.

Panattoni facility
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Panattoni seeks bigger slice of Europe

US warehouse developer Panattoni is eyeing expansion into western Europe, as online sales boom and the available storage space fills up. Meanwhile, Brexit might be an opportunity to enter the UK market, CEO Robert Dobrzycki tells Michal Kaczmarski.

nakheel
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Palm Jumeirah developer shows off Dubai’s next property projects

Nakheel, developer of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, visited the Mipim exhibition to showcase the country’s latest real estate projects, which include a mall and four reclaimed islands. Natasha Turak reports.

Colombia in dispute with Spain’s Electricaribe

Now that Colombia is becoming more stable, investors are keen to get a slice of the new market. But Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa appears to have bitten off more than it can chew with its Electricaribe venture, which has come to grief after overextending itself. Michael Deibert reports.

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Managing corruption risk in joint ventures is still crucial

As multinationals continue to get mired in investigations into their joint ventures, it is more important than ever for companies to minimise risk by building anti-corruption measures into deals, says Josh Kwicinski.

Amazon wins $1.5bn transfer pricing dispute with IRS

Amazon has won a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, whose calculations were criticised by the US Tax Court as “capricious and unreasonable”. Erika Morphy reports.

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In Dispute: Canada wins Eli Lilly international arbitration appeal

While Canada prevailed in the case brought against it by US pharma Eli Lilly, the ultimate winner appears to be investors, who retain the right to be heard by an international arbitration court.

Corporate property investors in ‘wait and see’ mode following Trump election

Delegates at major property show MIPIM generally displayed a cautious optimism on the economic outlook but most acknowledged the new US administration is still an unknown quantity. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

an african calling
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An African calling: how Liquid Telecom is driving a digital revolution

As internet usage soars across Africa, data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom is connecting remote areas across the continent via its broadband network. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

right idea
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Right idea, wrong place? The hurdles facing tech entrepreneurs in pariah states

Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.

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