Think tank Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s shifting FDI landscape

Frank L Bartels and Sadiq Alladina discuss the changing dynamics of investor perceptions in sub-Saharan Africa and offer insights and policy prescriptions for the region.

Will new markets see Angola through oil slump

Will new markets see Angola through oil slump

Can Angola defy the downturn in oil demand and continue to profit from its abundance of fossil fuels? One analyst thinks it can – with a little help from a more diverse range of overseas investors.

The cashless route to banking sub-Saharan Africa

The cashless route to banking sub-Saharan Africa

How to reach Africa's highly unbanked population has been a conundrum lenders have been attempting to crack for years. However, with telecommunications companies leading the way, 'cashless banking' through pre-paid cards or mobile phones is going a long way to solving this problem.

A mine of potential

Will Mozambique's new administration help realise country's potential?

Hopes are high that if Mozambique's new administration can cut through the bureaucracy and corruption that has beset the country since it attained independence in 1975, mining investments could set it on the path to riches.

FDI a priority for Tunisia post-election

As Tunisians await the outcome of the presidential vote, Natasha Turak finds the new government will be tasked with encouraging more foreign investment and creating jobs.

Mozambique becomes Africa’s preferred banking hub

Foreign retail banks show preference for Mozambique as the location for their African operations.

Reforms see Egypt upgraded

Ratings agency acknowledges the fiscal reforms implemented by the Egyptian government.

ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

The worth of risk

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put. 

View from the Middle East and Africa: Unleashing the potential of local innovation

Governments in Africa are catching on to the development potential of ICT solutions developed by local entrepreneurs.  

Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2011/12

Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2011/12

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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