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View from the Middle East: the PPP problem

Public-private partnerships might seem tailor-made for the Middle East and Africa region, but the success rate is low. So what is going wrong, asks Mazdak Rafaty.

Intel manufacturing

Israel hopes Innovation Box will bring R&D investment

With its new Innovation Box tax regime Israel is among the countries looking to capitalise on new global tax rules that are expected to encourage greater alignment of intellectual property registration and R&D activity. Courtney Fingar reports.

Qatar crisis forces investors to rethink Gulf risk

The ongoing crisis surrounding Qatar, in which a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia are enforcing a blockade, is a worrying development for investors in the Gulf. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the options available to them.

Zuma survives no-confidence vote amid corruption scandals

South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has survived a no confidence vote in the country National Assembly. However, the country is still reeling from a wave of high-profile corruption and malpractice scandals.

Ongoing Qatar blockade stifles investment

Sanctions against Qatar are affecting the business viability of the whole Middle East, analysts warn

Iraqi port receives its largest cargo vessel

Container ship berth marks Umm Qasr’s arrival on the China-Gulf Express route

a new saudi

Saudi Arabia investment minister seeks Vision 2030 boost

Saudi Arabia’s minister for commerce and investment, Dr Majed Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, is keen to revitalise the country’s FDI offering through its Vision 2030 programme. He tells Karen E Thuermer how initiatives such as a new
entertainment city and improved corporate laws will help plug its budget deficit

View from the Middle East and Africa: how will Gulf airlines soar again?

A plethora of global problems has combined with oversupply to hit airlines in the Gulf region. What can they do to redeem their reputations? Mazdak Rafaty reports.

the road to recognition

Foreign minister looks to put Somaliland on FDI map

Saad Ali Shire, the foreign minister of 'de facto state' Somaliland, tells Timothy Conley about the difficulties of attracting investment to a country not recognised by the UN. However, deals with the likes of the UAE and Ethiopia, and FDI from Coca-Cola and DP World, show what can be achieved. 

Egypt passes long-debated investment law

Egypt has passed a new investment law following two years of negotiations, in the hope of cutting red tape. Natasha Turak 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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