Figures from the first quarter of 2015 show Dubai to be the leading destination for FDI in the United Arab Emirates.
The past few years might have been difficult politically for Egypt, but that has not affected the plans of US technology and consultancy firm IBM, which has steadily been growing its presence in the country, expanding its operations and developing partnerships with local educational institutions and the government.
The recent discovery of oil and gas reserves in Ghana presents a huge opportunity for the country and investors. However, as its minister of petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, describes, the spectre of other resource-rich African countries that have suffered from the 'oil curse' will loom large in its economic strategy.
The complexities of overseas expansions are often overlooked in the bid to tap into new growth markets. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it takes to crack foreign markets.
Foreign companies are renewing relations with Iran in anticipation of an agreement over its uranium enrichment programme. Will the lifting of sanctions allow the country to finally meet its potential as an investment destination?
Vasari Global is seeking to tap into growing consumer demand in Ethiopia with a new $150m biscuit and pasta plant. And as the company's chairman explains, it is looking to become a byword for quality throughout Africa.
Fiscal reforms aimed at accelerating economic development in Egypt are paying off, with investment returning to the country, along with a stable credit outlook.
With many of the big global cities struggling with infrastructure problems, rising wages and high office and land costs, investors are increasingly looking to smaller second- and third-tier cities in which to base themselves. But where are the emerging urban areas that are posing a threat to their larger counterparts?
Investing in the aerospace industry has paid off handsomely for Dubai, and rising African economies could enjoy similar success if they follow such a model.
Foreign investment into South Africa has been declining steadily in the past three years, but may see a turnaround in 2015.
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