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Moulay Hafid Elalamy

Morocco's minister of industry looks to fill the China gap

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.

Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria

The African IFCs eyeing Johannesburg's crown

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.

Scott Gegenheimer

Zain Group CEO makes long-term MENA pledge

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.

Astrobotic Technologies, Pittsburgh

US manufacturers set their sights on the city

A new generation of hi-tech manufacturers in the US are driving demand for industrial space in some of the country's largest cities.

From Companies

In Dispute: the reshaping of ICSID

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes is set to push through a series of reforms, but the potential changes are already proving controversial.

Groupon, Chicago

Chicago takes its tech scene to the next level

At the turn of the millennium, after years of losing out on technology projects to established tech hubs, Chicago decided it was time to raise its game. Now its honour roll of successful start-ups includes Groupon and GrubHub.

Maharashtra, India

Maharashtra tops India's FDI chart

Hopes are high that the a more business-friendly India will emerge under the stewardship of new prime minister Narendra Modi. But the FDI fortunes of India’s states look to remain disparate until policies and regulations are better coordinated.

Asian investors have European brands in their sights

Fewer opportunities at home means German, French and UK names are becoming attractive prospects.

Incubator opens door to India's emerging technology market

A new technology incubator is giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet and work within Bangalore’s stimulating start-up ecosystem.

Louisiana wins $1.85bn chemicals project

A $1.85bn methanol-manufacturing project by China-based chemical firm Shandong Yuhuang Chemical has been announced in Louisiana, US.

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