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After Nokia, can entrepreneurs and foreign investors revive the Finnish economy?

Microsoft’s partnership with, and later acquisition of, Nokia was meant to save Finland’s economic powerhouse from its burning platform. However, the 2013 acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, completed last April, lacked the intended effect for both parties. The scale of Finnish job losses Last week, Microsoft announced a US$7.6bn...

Bulgaria in the global economy: FDI and exports

Apart from Croatia, which joined the EU in 2013, Bulgaria is the newest member of the European Union (together with Romania, with which it joined Europe in 2007). The country has not begun the process to join Europe’s currency union, and transitional arrangements governing the rights of Bulgarian citizens...

Mexico’s Rising Economy: Manufacturers Say ‘Hola’ to Mexico

“Made in China” is giving way to “Hecho en Mexico” A very catchy line heard at the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s plenary session recently. Mexico’s rising economy is becoming more appealing to manufacturers as China’s fuel costs and labor costs are increasing, according to Christopher Wilson, associate of the Mexico Institute for...

New Zealand: Current Economic Outlook

Overview New Zealand is amongst the smallest OECD economies but still ranks as a top investment destination globally. It is highly dependent on agricultural and manufacturing production and export. In comparison with most other advanced economies, New Zealand is better off in terms of economic, political, and social stability....