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Malawi agriculture

Malawi awaits early investors

Having suffered both natural disasters and political corruption in recent years, Malawi is fighting back. It has improved its ease of doing business – boasting Commonwealth links and an English-speaking workforce – and offers investors willing to take the plunge plenty of potential. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Dubai remains Middle East’s top real estate market

Dubai has topped 2016’s real estate transactions list, and with plenty of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, growth is expected to outstrip the United Arab Emirates average.

Kenya announces $5bn nuclear plant

Kenya has unveiled plans to build a $5bn nuclear plant to boost its current poor and expensive power supply and attract investment. 

Middle East business services continues downward trend

The Middle East’s business services sector is showing no signs of improvement, as figures from 2011 onwards illustrate. Cara Lyttle reports.

Ethiopia experiences FDI woes

Foreign investors steered clear of Ethiopia last year, marking a reversal of fortune from previous years, reports Mathew Anderson.

Dalya Al Muthanna

View from the C-suite: The key to GE

Attracting a company of the calibre of GE to a country is a goal for most destinations. Courtney Fingar talks to GE's president of Gulf operations, who explains the company's strategy to find the perfect match.

Ras Al Khaimah

UAE's Ras Al Khaimah plans hotel expansion as tourism drive pays off

A concerted campaign has seen Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE boost visitor numbers significantly, especially from the UK. Now it must ensure it has enough capacity to house all of its new arrivals, as Natasha Turak reports.

Ivor Ichikowitz

Paramount Group’s tailored solutions drive African defence industry

Stability is fundamental to any country aiming to attract investment, according to Ivor Ichikowitz, CEO of South Africa’s Paramount Group, which offers everything from systems technology to fighter pilot training. He tells Natasha Turak how aerospace and defence act as hi-tech incubators and drive the continent’s industrial development.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Trump must not abandon MEA for Putin deal

US president-elect Donald Trump’s approval of Russian president Vladimir Putin is creating unease in the region, says Mazdak Rafaty.

Political unrest hits Ethiopia FDI

Violent protest could spell the end of Ethiopia’s impressive upward economic trend.

fDi on Location: Ras Al Khaimah

 

Ras Al Khaimah, is leveraging its location in the heart of one of the world’s top growth regions to become a magnet for both companies and tourists. fDi Magazine's editor-in-chief Courtney Fingar explores opportunities RAK has to offer.

fDi On Location: Sharjah

 

The third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, has to date kept a much lower profile than its better-known neighbours Abu Dhabi and Dubai. But that may soon be changing, as Sharjah sets out to raise its visibility on the world stage and to promote its strengths. 

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