Mars

Mars finds its sweet spot in Egypt

Over the past 15 years, global food giant Mars has enjoyed phenomenal success in the Egyptian market, not only meeting domestic demand but also using it as a base to export to other countries in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. 

Angola oil

Angola's economy: in deep water

A low oil price and uncertainty over future exploration projects – with existing oil fields rapidly drying up – is threatening to tip the Angolan current account from surplus to deficit this year, and is raising questions about the future of its oil-reliant economy. 

Isolation by airlines: Sierra Leone’s greatest challenge in Ebola recovery?

As Sierra Leone copes with the setback of a new mortality from Ebola, the country’s finance minister has singled out isolation by international airlines as the biggest obstacle to economic recovery.

FDI in African IT suffers four-year decline

Investment into Africa's software and IT services sector has experienced a year-on-year decline between 2011 and 2014.

Ursus

Ursus ploughs a more lucrative furrow

After more than a century in business, Ursus, a Polish agricultural machinery manufacturer, was on its last legs in 2011. Chief executive Karol Zarajczyk tells Michal Kaczmarski how his company went from nearly perishing to selling a $90m contract. 

Seychelles

The Seychelles: mixing beauty and business

The Seychelles is not only an idyllic tourist destination, it is also an increasingly attractive location in which to do business, thanks to its impressive IT infrastructure, high literacy rates and favourable tax policies. 

View from the Middle East & Africa: why it pays to assist SMEs

SMEs are the lifeblood of any economy, but, as demonstrated in the UAE, even the most well-meaning of policies to encourage their growth can miss the target.

Poland targets Algeria for investment

Poland is keen to tap investment opportunities in Algeria’s growing economy and foster bilateral trade, although limitations remain. 

Egypt pitches sub-Saharan Africa on revitalised ties

Over the last two years, Egypt has made efforts to rehabilitate its political image as an African rather than a solely Arab state. That sales pitch appears be working to deepen economic ties with its sub-Saharan neighbours.

Mauritius makes healthcare FDI push

Mauritius is promoting investment in healthcare in an attempt to position itself as a medical hub at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. 

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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