South Africa's intellectual property developments – heading in the wrong direction?

South Africa is changing its intellectual property laws, a move that experts from research firm Pugatch Consilium argue will narrow access to medical treatments and harm the country's investment attractiveness in the pharmaceuticals sphere.

Syria’s conflict continues to impact FDI

Investment into Syria has evaporated altogether as the civil war takes its toll on investor confidence. 

Egypt keen to promote its FDI agenda

Washington, DC played host to the first business delegation from Egypt following the country's presidential elections in May.

Uneven return to FDI growth

Uneven return to FDI growth

The world is seeing a return to growth in greenfield FDI, according to the latest findings from the fDi report, but while some areas surge ahead, others are seeing hesitant growth or even a decline.

View from the Middle East and Africa: The aerospace growth factor

The aerospace sector is spearheading growth in the Middle East, but efforts in Africa are being hampered by political uncertainty and underdeveloped infrastructure. 

Amelia Kyambadde

Trade minister urges investors to delve deeper in Uganda

Its oil reserves may make the headlines, but Uganda’s minister for trade and industry tells fDi that the country is pursuing diversification and removing barriers to growth, particularly in its underdeveloped agribusiness sector.

Breaking the bottlenecks

Breaking Africa's bottlenecks

Africa's notoriously inadequate infrastructure is widely considered to have long been holding the region back from realising its economic potential. Hope is on the horizon, however, as national governments increasingly embrace private sector projects and regional developments.

Africa records more FDI than the Middle East in April

There were more FDI projects recorded in Africa than in the Middle East in April 2014.

Hyatt checks in to new growth markets

As emerging markets around the world ramp up their tourism offerings, the task of picking out the future stars is a tricky one for the likes of Peter Norman, the senior vice-president of acquisitions and development for the EMEA region at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He tells fDi why numerous locations in the Middle East and Africa are exciting him.

Middle East and North Africa Free Zones of the Year 2014

Middle East and North Africa Free Zones of the Year 2014

Jebel Ali Free Zone has been crowned fDi’s Middle East and North African Free Zone of the Year 2014 for large tenants, while Dubai Multi Commodities Centre scooped the award for SMEs.

Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2011/12

Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2011/12

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