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International Technology and infrastructure

The growth of eSports: No longer child’s play

The competitive video game industry is becoming more mainstream, and real prospects abound for major investment returns. Competitive video gaming still has a mainstream reputation for being a trivial endeavor,

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Nicaragua canal poses significant environmental risks

While the canal would likely boost commercial activity and revenue in the region, the project carries strong economic and environmental risks. Attempts in the past have made the Nicaragua canal

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Brazil’s infrastructure 2.0: Can Rousseff rouse the private sector?

Dilma Rousseff recently visited the US to attract private sector financing for her new infrastructure investment proposal. She made similar plans in 2012. Will investors bite this time? And will this

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Look south: Startup opportunities in Latin America

Latin America’s startup scene is quickly emerging as a strong competitor to Silicon Valley and its European counterparts. Investors and businesses take note: look south in the Americas for the

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Unpacking the 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa: Key opportunities for investors

While the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town in June 2015 attracted many business leaders, African heads of state were noticeably absent. Still, business leaders were upbeat about

International Technology and infrastructure

The private sector’s vital role in the protection of critical infrastructure

National governments and international organizations are increasingly identifying strategies to protect Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI). This creates a window of opportunity for private business risk consultancies and security firms to provide

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Will Germany build the next Silicon Valley?

While Germany has the economic and human capital to rival Silicon Valley, it is hindered by its laws and staid investment culture – yet changes are afoot. German Silicon Valley

International Technology and infrastructure

Opinion: Software “backdoors” a risk to corporate security

Proposals by the American, British and Chinese governments mandating the installment of “backdoors” in encryption software threaten to undermine the security of the internet and expose consumers and corporations to

North America Technology and infrastructure

4 types of businesses that benefit from Net Neutrality

Internet providers are dismayed by the FCC’s net neutrality decision, but the ruling opens up opportunities to several other types of businesses The late-February decision by the Federal Communications Commission

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

How China’s internet censorship affects foreign business

Control over the Internet has gradually tightened in China since President Xi Jinping came to power. What is the effect on foreign businesses, and will they keep operating in this