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View from the Middle East & Africa: Digital revolution must not ignore SMEs

The Middle East and Africa region is united in its desire to strengthen the manufacturing sector, but ambitious initiatives such as Industry 4.0 must not neglect the majority of small businesses that need support in financing and connectivity, says Mazdak Rafaty.

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DMCC Free Zone executive director focuses on the ease of doing business

Besides fulfilling the usual criteria of infrastructure, stability and expansion opportunities, Dubai’s DMCC Free Zone also offers investors a dispute resolution service as well as pioneering the use of electronic signatures to ease business pressures. The zone's executive director, Krysta Fox, talks to Courtney Fingar.

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Why Chinese investment remains crucial to resource-rich Africa

China’s willingness to invest in mining in politically unstable, high-risk African countries could help the continent make the most of the slight rebound in commodity prices. Finbarr Toesland reports.

Saudi Aramco debuts sukuk ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco has placed its debut riyal-denominated bond as part of efforts to raise $10bn in the debt market, ahead of an IPO in 2018. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Senegal city development looks to ease Dakar pressure

Diamniadio Lake City is a development 30 kilometres from Dakar which is being built to ease pressure on Senegal's overcrowded capital. Natasha Turak speaks to representatives from Semer Group, which will soon start construction work on the project, to discover what it will entail.

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Palm Jumeirah developer shows off Dubai’s next property projects

Nakheel, developer of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, visited the Mipim exhibition to showcase the country’s latest real estate projects, which include a mall and four reclaimed islands. Natasha Turak reports.

SA credit rating cut to ‘junk’ status

South Africa has suffered a downgrade by rating agency S&P in the light of political uncertainty and high government borrowing. Timothy Conley reports.

Middle East free trade zones seek Brexit benefit

Dubai is among the free trade zones vying to attract UK firms that are keen to expand their global footprint following the Brexit vote. Timothy Conley reports.

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Israel: centre of the world

Eyal Eliezer, Head of Strategy at Invest in Israel, explains how businesses can follow in the footsteps of leading multinationals and thrive with help from the agency

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An African calling: how Liquid Telecom is driving a digital revolution

As internet usage soars across Africa, data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom is connecting remote areas across the continent via its broadband network. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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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