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View from the Middle East and Africa: FTZ pitfalls to avoid

Iran is doubling its number of free-trade zones in a bid to boost development quickly. But rather than a licence to print money, FTZs take time and attention to detail in order to flourish, says Mazdak Rafaty.

In Dispute: lessons from the over-ruling of Ghana's constitution

International arbitrators appear to have ruled against Ghana’s constitutional provisions designed to ensure the country's parliament signs off major contracts, and have awarded a foreign investor a huge settlement. Luke Peterson reports.

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What could Kurdistan independence mean for FDI?

Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in September’s referendum, though neither Baghdad nor the international community recognised the outcome. Now all parties are bracing themselves for challenging negotiations with the future of the region’s oil resources at stake. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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ViMa reveals towering vision for Madagascar

Developer Vision Madagascar (ViMa) is building a high-rise tower in its Explorer Business Park, which it hopes will spark hi-tech investments, as company president Zouzar Bouka tells Natasha Turak.

South Africa and the EU: a mutually beneficial partnership

South Africa’s strategic partnership with the EU helps spur investment, innovation and job creation. Paolo Borzatta of think tank The European House-Ambrosetti and Stavros Nicolaou of pharmaceutical company Aspen discuss how both parties can strengthen economic relations and foster social innovation.

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Delivering infrastructure in Africa

Essential ingredients for private sector investment, by Dario Musso

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Africa: the next frontier for growth in pharmaceuticals

With its massive pharmaceutical export market, South Africa represents a significant opportunity for investors looking to break into the African continent

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Sub-Saharan Africa real estate becoming more transparent

Transparency in the sub-Saharan real estate market has improved, which is helping to pull in international investment. Louis Bearn reports.

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.

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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.

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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