Gulf region loosens foreign investment laws

The Gulf region is making extensive reforms to its foreign investment landscape, according to PwC. 

Cairo standout African destination for foreign business services in 2018

Cairo led Africa in 2018, attracting 10 foreign business services investment projects. 

Ramy Jallad - Group CEO, RAKEZ

Free zones offer safe haven to investors

The chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone discusses the perks of free zones in emerging markets. 

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Who will tap Africa's tech potential?

Despite companies such as M-Pesa being pioneers in the mobile payments sector, Africa's tech scene is considered to be lagging its global peers. 

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Mara's Phones makes African manufacturing a priority

Having opened production facilities in Rwanda and South Africa, Mara Phones is looking to alter Africa's mindset from being a consumer to being a manufacturer. 

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EBRD president looks to African expansion

The EU is considering a broader mandate for the EBRD, and its president tells fDi its model would work in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mazdak Rafaty

View from the Middle East & Africa: small steps can have a big impact on tourism

Poor infrastructure and political instability deter tourism, but small and manageable steps to avoid chaos and promote hospitality can work wonders.

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Investors mobilise $40bn for African infrastructure

Twenty-five countries attracted high-ticket investment deals at the Africa Investment Forum

Egypt attracts most food manufacturing FDI

Egypt became the ‘bread basket’ of Africa in 2018.

Klaipeda Free Economic Zone

Developing nations dominate free zone investment flows

Global free zones may be spurring development in less economically developed countries

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