China’s willingness to invest in mining in politically unstable, high-risk African countries could help the continent make the most of the slight rebound in commodity prices. Finbarr Toesland reports.
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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.
Iceland's economic meltdown of 2008 made the country synonymous with the global recession at the time. However, with a cautious recovery now under way – thanks in no small part to a tourism boom – there is a determination in the country to ensure that this growth is better balanced, and it is looking to foreign investment to achieve this.
Ecuador, for so long an underperformer in Latin America when it came to FDI, is experiencing an uptick in its investment fortunes. Its minister for foreign trade tells fDi how the country's growing middle class, new tax laws and links with trade partners are behind the turnaround.
Multinational enterprises in developing economies are seeing their profits grow at a much faster rate than those in developed countries, according to a report by the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment.
Angola’s work to improve its infrastructure is paying dividends in terms of foreign investment into the country’s mining and financial services sectors.
Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.
Namibia is outperforming its old associate South Africa, with strong growth predicted in 2013 and 2014, but vulnerabilities remain in the country’s economic profile.
Long considered Africa's leading economy, South Africa has struggled to maintain momentum in recent years, leading to rising unemployment and a contracting economy. A renewed emphasis on industrial development zones is seen as one way to preserve the country's regional FDI crown.
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