This month China bought stakes in French, Canadian, and Australian firms.
Germans engineer an organic alternative from a paper waste product.
Working in garages or big labs, hundreds have tried to ‘improve’ the game. Few have succeeded.
The key is how well nations manage the spending.
In push to create more international hits, Australia's film industry is reorganizing and offering hefty rebates for new productions.
Lawmakers weigh legislation allowing them to negotiate fees.
A stronger US currency reduces inflation pressures, but American exports could run into head winds.