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Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie

Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie

The central & eastern European region has learnt that investment can never be taken for granted

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Pick-up in global trade predicted to accelerate growth and boost outlook for financial sector, with greater focus on local currency funding

Russian automotive: Kaluga creates cluster template

Governor’s drive to attract foreign carmakers to region has others trying to emulate it

artist Olafur Eliasson's display has been integrated into the Interpipe mill

Ukraine steel industry: Fuel price rise compels mills to change

Gazprom measures lead to more efficient output

Auto industry: Skills provide magnet for investors

Post-communist talent, low costs and incentives have drawn foreign companies into the region

Sanmina's plant in Tatabanya

Electrical goods: Location, salaries and education all add to attractions

Some companies are looking further than the western European export market, which is a shadow of its former self

Opinion: Automotive fortunes are mixed

Romania and Hungary have suffered heavy falls as a result of the eurozone crisis

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