Countries in the Middle East and Africa are seeing a divergence in fortunes, with some suffering political turmoil while others see huge gains in FDI.
International investment treaties have garnered a lot of negative publicity over the past few years. But rather than abandon them completely, the international community seems to be trying to find a way to reword them.
Following a downturn in 2013, FDI into the United Arab Emirates has experienced a resurgence in the first two months of 2014.
Investment into Zambia increased significantly in 2013, with more capital expenditure and more projects recorded in the country.
At a recent conference in London hosted by Business Council Africa, the council's chairman assured investors and potential investors that Zimbabwe was a good place to do business.
fDi Markets’ list of top foreign investors in 2013.
Tourists are flocking to Dubai, with figures for 2013 looking impressive and new hotels being constructed on a regular basis.
Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, attracting high levels of investment and creating millions of jobs. But what does it take to become a tourist hub, and is big investment alone enough to attract a mass influx of visitors?
The rise of smart cities in sub-Saharan Africa is causing ripples of excitement in technology circles, but while so much of the region remains cut off from power supplies and the most basic of infrastructure, just who will benefit from this smartening up?
Kenya suffered a setback in the latter half of 2013, when two major incidents in quick succession dealt a blow to its international reputation. But cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure Michael Kamau tells Barbara Njau that he is confident that the government's effective response to these events, and its commitment to developing the country's infrastructure, will help cement Kenya's position as a leading investment destination in east Africa.
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