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IN PROFILE - AFRICA FM

In profile: Africa's finance ministers

The finance ministers of Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe speak to fDi about the investment prospects of their countries and those of Africa in general.

India profile

Stephen Timewell talks to the Reserve Bank of India's deputy governor about the expected growth in the country's banking system, the challenges of establishing and Islamic finance sector in a country with the world's third largest Muslim population and the investment plans in infrastructure over the next five years.

Re-establishing order

Egypt looks to re-establish investor confidence under new rule

The political instability that has engulfed Egypt since the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak has threatened to further suppress the country's FDI inflows and has led to a huge decline in tourism. But with a new democratically elected government, stability should return and with it investor confidence.

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia's government is targeting achieving high-income status by 2020, and sees foreign investment as being crucial to it realising this goal. However, it is wary of the country's economy being overdependent on business from overseas.

Tony Walker, UK deputy managing director, Toyota

Toyota's UK operation turns another corner

The rising price of labour is one reason for the decline in automotive manufacturing in the UK in recent years, but this has not stopped Japanese car manufacturer Toyota from increasing its operations in the country. UK deputy managing director Tony Walker explains why such labour costs should not stop the UK from being a successful car producing country.

Dramatic increase in annual consumption in emerging markets: McKinsey

A report by consultancy firm McKinsey Global Institute projects that annual consumption in emerging markets is set to more than double by 2025.

Tanzania looks to launch sovereign wealth fund

With the recent discovery of offshore gas in Tanzania set to increase the country's annual revenue by up to $3bn, president Jakaya Kikwete has announced the possibility of establishing a sovereign wealth fund.

Derby moves with the times

Derby mixes old habits with new ideas

Derby was one of the key cities in the UK during the Industrial Revolution, and that spirit has remained as it has set itself as one of the country's hubs for high-tech industries such as automotives and gaming.

Wallonia aims for the top

Wallonia targets role as Europe's leading logistics hub

The Belgian region of Wallonia has set itself a target of becoming Europe's most attractive logistics hub by 2020. While this may appear a little ambitious, large companies are increasingly investing in the area, drawn to its pro-business environment, highly skilled workforce and excellent links to the rest of Europe.

Feeding profits

Feeding profits: the economic incentive for solving world hunger

The agri-food business has acquired a mixed reputation over the past few years, with many in emerging markets claiming that the demands placed upon it are unrealistic. However, the issue of feeding the world's growing population is not going to go away, and those well placed to meet these demands will be the ones to profit.

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