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Gabon ready to kick on

Francophone Gabon is not the most high-profile of African countries, but with a new prime minister, the hosting of a major football tournament and investors being drawn to its resource-rich land, could that change?

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World Cup hosts hope for FDI boost

Choosing Russia and Qatar to host football's 2018 and 2022 football World Cups wasn't without controversy. However, with decisions made, the countries can start to build the required stadia, develop their infrastructure, and prepare for the influx of football fans

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Star wars

Locations around the world are competing to bring lucrative movie production – and a little Hollywood glamour – to their regions, and financial incentives are increasingly being used to attract film-makers.

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Brazil’s long-term goal

The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics will focus the world’s attention on Brazil. The country’s north-east in particular plans to ensure that the infrastructure and tourism legacies left by these events are built to last.

Preparing for frosty times

Slowing business and rising unemployment are a cause for concern in Latvia as it faces a bleak winter, although government plans to boost Riga’s entertainment sector may bring some welcome heat back to the country’s ailing economy, reports Courtney Fingar.

A location that matches ambition

Rotherham offers an investment environment for the ambitious

If companies are going to think big, they need partners whose ambitions can match and support their own. The track record of Rotherham, at the heart of the UK, shows that it not only has big ideas but that it makes them work, to the benefit of its people and its business sector. Two of its latest projects are a 20-year regeneration of its town centre, which is already under way, and an ambitious £250m project to create a national and international leisure destination and up to 2500 jobs.

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