US government launches Africa campaign

In a bid to encourage US companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in Africa, the US government has launched a series of programmes aimed at facilitating investment in the continent. 

Zimbabwe's vice-president vows to relax investment laws

Zimbabwe’s new vice-president has signalled his intention to promote FDI and cut bureaucracy. 

Crossborder legislation up in 2014: Unctad

Liberalisation and promotion of investment increased in 2014, according to a report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

UAE Exchange leads Middle Eastern FDI outflows in 2014

Money transfer specialist, UAE Exchange, recorded more than 50 projects in the first three quarters of 2014, making it the most prolific investor from the Middle East in this period.

Nigeria

Nigerian infrastructure: building from the base up

Nigeria’s poor infrastructure has historically held back its economic development, but as This Is Africa reports, the arrival of private sector investment is changing all that

UAE enjoys month-on-month growth in FDI

Inward investment in the United Arab Emirates witnessed a significant increase in the last few months of the year.

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.

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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