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In this issue

With the domestic economy in crisis, many executives feel the need to diversify abroad is a matter of survival

Going global is no longer a luxury

With Spain’s domestic economy in crisis, many executives feel the need to diversify abroad is a matter of survival, writes Miles Johnson

Banks in Latin America: ‘Reconquest’ of New World is lifeline as profits suffer at home

Markets do not offer easy growth but look like El Dorado compared with Europe, reports Jonathan Wheatley

Investing in Brazil: Sharp reversal of fortunes fuels expansion

As domestic crisis deepens, interest is even greater, says Samantha Pearson

Risks: Seizures highlight pitfalls of Latin America

Companies advised to invest where treaties are in place, writes Miles Johnson

Cultural connections: Two-way links bring benefits

Miles Johnson finds Latin American and Spanish companies think the same way

Manufacturing in Asia: Push continues into markets of India and China

Investors look past obstacles, write Victor Mallet and Sophie Cohen

UK acquisitions: Groups make most of good connections

Bold inroads have created 74,000 jobs in Britain, the Spanish government says. Miles Johnson reports

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Domestic production: Profitability begins at home as companies tap rich skill base

Flexibility and lower labour costs prevent exodus of operations, writes Miles Johnson

Educational projects: Portals help build ‘network of learning’

Sophie Cohen finds students and professors increasingly harnessing the internet

Lawyers: Firms achieve success with brief encounters

Expansion overseas has been matched by strength at home, says Miles Johnson