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Electronic Manufacturing Heats Up in Eastern Europe

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stochastic excursion
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Re: Eastern Europe
stochastic excursion   1/10/2011 11:15:14 AM
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Eastern Europe is promising in many ways with regard to return on investment.  Not sure if Finland is officially in that category, but certainly in the neighborhood; Nokia a major player both in competitiveness and innovation.

mfbertozzi
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Re: Eastern Europe
mfbertozzi   1/8/2011 12:03:39 PM
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Re.1: an example of program to support projects and investments is available here "http://bit.ly/hzZnjs". It was founded by USAID (United States Agency for International Development)

Re.2: to support for example European Championship in '12, they are improving messaging services just to provide by (mobile) ads infos on results, bettings or heritages to visit and so on.

Rgds

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Re: Eastern Europe
pocharle   1/8/2011 11:02:37 AM
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Two things:

1. What kind of programs has the US initiated in Europe that you know of?

2. I am a sports fan and I have seen the huge crowds that show for live sporting events in Europe. What if they implemented some type of initiatives to get some positive cycle of currency going based on the large amounts of people? Does this even seem possible of just a dream in my head?

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Re: Eastern Europe
mfbertozzi   1/8/2011 3:25:17 AM
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Tam, I really appreciated your column contribution and posts from people below. All of you are reporting exactly a true picture. Based on my experience, I can report several financial actions to promote investments there, are on the table.
Supply chain is one of the key factor in recovering back economy; US Agency for International Development has launched projects there, for example.
Furthermore for example, big sportive events in Eastern Regions (european and then worldwide football championships) within next years could attract more & more investments especially in the electronic and telecommunication sectors.

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Re: Eastern Europe
pocharle   1/7/2011 8:26:14 PM
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Absolutely. Do not forget to mention the power outages and loss of phone/internet connectivity taht took place. I had at least a handful of clients calling with a server down, etc issue.

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Re: Eastern Europe
Ariella   1/7/2011 1:23:47 PM
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Barbara, good point about logistical concerns. However, natural disasters are unpredictable.  New York, for example, is not associated with disruptions caused by weather.  Nevertheless, the snow that struck at the end December caused cars and public transportation to grind to a halt, not to mention all the flights that were grounded for upwards of 24 hours. That is not a long-term problem, but I'm sure many businesses were disrupted as a result.

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Eastern Europe
Barbara Jorgensen   1/6/2011 4:41:11 PM
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With costs rising in China and the EU's debt crisis, attracting manufacturing to the neighboring region makes a lot of sense. The question is whether companies will go for the low-cost areas or be attracted by efforts such as the UK's building a high-tech center in London.

An interesting side note: with snow, volcanoes and everything else stalling air travel, the EU rail system is something to consider when building a supply chain. A UK-based colleague of mine told me his life was uninterrupted by the volcano activity of last year.



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