Global foreign direct investment (FDI) rose to levels not seen since the start of the global economic crisis in 2008, increasing by 11% in 2013 to an estimated 1.46 trillion U.S. dollars, with the lion's share going to developing countries, said a UN report.
New data shows a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians employed in the mining and related industries with more than 418,000 people in full-time-equivalent jobs, according to the Mining Association of Canada's latest Facts & Figures 2013 report.
Russky Island off the city of Vladivostok, "San Francisco of the east", could become a replica of Silicon Valley. The local university wants to turn it into a high-tech business hub according to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev.
The UK tech sector shifted up another gear during the fourth quarter of 2013, with strong inflows of new work driving the steepest expansion of business activity for almost a decade, according to the latest KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK report.