Although only 62 square miles large and landlocked with a population of 35,000, Liechtenstein in Central Europe maintains the highest gross domestic product per capita of any country in the world. Known for its low business taxes, the German-speaking principality receives the largest percentage of its GDP from industry and exports, while its financial services Read more
Modern industries like biotechnology and information technology services are transforming perceptions that Ireland shares the malaise of its slowly recovering European neighbors, top Irish Industrial Development Agency executives recently told Global Atlanta. Before the economic collapse and throughout the late 1990s and early-to-mid 2000s, the country set record-breaking growth rates, attracting hundreds of foreign companies and earning Read more
Sporting a bright pink ribbon, a specially marked Boeing 747 jet will fly on more than 30 Delta Air Lines routes to Europe as part of the airline’s annual awareness campaign for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Since 2005, Delta’s “pink planes” have traveled throughout the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe to raise awareness about Read more
Better known as a commercial and financial hub in Brazil, Sao Paulo doesn’t have the same reputation for creativity and the arts as other Brazilian cities like Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.
Founding a startup company is never an easy proposition. Many fail early on, while only a handful ever gain the right mix of startup capital, talented employees and innovation required to make a small idea big. But those small businesses that do make it drive the majority of all new jobs created in the United States, Read more
When Hugo Chavez won Venezuela‘s election in 2006, not everyone was happy about the results. Still, former President Jimmy Carter said at the Carter Center Sept. 11, the controversial leader won “fairly and squarely.” He steered clear of Mr. Chavez’s political views, but Mr. Carter praised the South American country for a touch-screen voting system Read more
Through prudent economic and fiscal policies, marked by loosened trade barriers and modest budget deficits, countries in Latin America have set upon a path to be modeled by the rest of the world, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President and CEO Dennis Lockhart said Aug. 21.
Policy makers in Latin America during the so-called “lost decade”
Korean manufacturer Sewon America Inc., the largest parts supplier for the Kia Motors plant in West Point, plans to invest $10 million in its west Georgia facility, creating 150 additional jobs. An expansion of the company’s metal-stamping plant will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion by the end of the 2012, the Korean-based company, Gov. Nathan Deal‘s office announced Aug. 16. Read more
Two of the first Kennesaw State University Ph.D. students to participate in a new international conflict management program have been awarded prestigious scholarships in Scotland and Germany. Egypt native Samy Gerges was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the government of the United Kingdom to study conflict resolution in international commercial law, Islamic financial law and transitional justice at Edinburgh University, the university announced Aug. 14. Eliza Markley, a native of Romania, Read more
NCR Corp., a Duluth-based ATM and payment systems maker, has launched an internal investigation into allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions prohibiting business operations in Syria and anti-bribery laws in Africa, China and the Middle East. The company received the allegations from a “purported whistleblower” and has hired outside legal counsel to look into potential violations by NCR of the Read more