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Eurasian Development Bank resources chief looks to fill sanctions void

Niko Vardapetyan, the managing director for natural resources at the Russia-backed Eurasian Development Bank, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the bank is plugging the financing gap caused by Western sanctions, and the bank's plans to make Eurasian economies closer and more diversified.

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Are Colombia's oil wells at risk of running dry?

Falling oil prices are making Colombia’s shrinking reserves less commercially viable. The Office of the Comptroller General fears the country could lose its oil independence by 2021, and the government is increasing efforts to reactivate the investment cycle in the sector through new incentives and regulation. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

India food minister hungry to spark food processing industry

Only 10% of Indian fresh food is processed, due to a lack of infrastructure and demand. Ahead of New Delhi’s World Food India 2017 event in November, minister of food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal tells Jacopo Dettoni how the government is working to change this.

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How Colombo's International Financial City became a political football

China's involvement in the Colombo International Financial City saw Sri Lanka's dependence on Beijing-backed loans and investment spike, causing a popular backlash that forced out one president and caused his successor to renegotiate terms on the deal. Jacopo Dettoni investigates where that leaves the project, and looks at how the developers can win over an uneasy population. 

Zhuhai bridge

Zhuhai hopes bridge building with Hong Kong and Macau will pay off

The Chinese city of Zhuhai will soon be joined to popular investment destinations Hong Kong and Macau via a long-awaited bridge connection. Jacopo Dettoni looks at what this could mean for the city, and the Pearl River Delta region as a whole.

Qatar crisis forces investors to rethink Gulf risk

The ongoing crisis surrounding Qatar, in which a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia are enforcing a blockade, is a worrying development for investors in the Gulf. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the options available to them.

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From Locations

Turkey’s terror crackdown unnerves foreign investors

A blacklist of German companies allegedly linked to the Gülen movement and the PKK has caused a new diplomatic spat between Ankara and Berlin, even pushing the German foreign minister to publicly question the state of Turkish rule of law. But the economy keeps growing fast, and foreign investment has recovered from the slump in 2016. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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From Locations

Confederation of Indian Industry president expects to see GST bonus

India's Goods and Services Tax was rolled out on July 1. Jacopo Dettoni speaks to Shobana Kamineni, the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry, about what this will mean for foreign investors, and why she expects the tax to add one percentage point to the country's economic growth.

a canal to nowhere

After the canal to nowhere, is Nicaragua on the road to prosperity?

Nicaragua’s government is betting on finally building a link to the eastern part of the country to shore up investment and growth and potentially put behind it the troubled interoceanic canal project. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Nuevo León governor takes Nafta battle to Trump

Jaime Rodríguez, the governor of Mexico’s northern industrial heartland of Nuevo León, tells Jacopo Dettoni about how his cabinet is trying to attract Asian investors to offset the consequences of any review of Nafta.

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