Wages are on the rise in China, presenting an opportunity for other developing countries to make a play for cost-conscious investors that might have otherwise looked to China. Morocco’s minister of industry, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, tells Courtney Fingar that Morocco is firmly in the mix.
While Johannesburg remains way out in front when it comes to African international finance centres, competition is emerging in Casablanca, Lagos and Rwanda. And though reputational issues may dog much of the continent, it would seem that South Africa will not have everything its own way in the coming years.
While civil unrest in the Middle East and north Africa is making many businesses operating in the area decidedly twitchy, the CEO of Zain Group tells Barbara Njau that the telecommunications company's view that the region holds great long-term potential remains unshaken.
Facing challenges ranging from security threats to economic instability, ministers from Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe explain how they are working to remove barriers to future economic growth in their countries and implementing positive changes for future generations.
Middle Eastern countries are increasingly turning to African agriculture to solve their food shortages. However, concerns have been raised over the one-sidedness of these deals.
Following two consecutive years of declining investment, FDI into the Gulf Co-operation Council appears to be making a recovery in 2014.
A diaspora has long been an invaluable source of income to those in developing countries. But channelling this capital into public projects that will benefit the country in the long term is a difficult task, and one which only a few are experiencing notable success in.
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.
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