Lebanese protests could accelerate stagnant foreign investment

Lebanon could see foreign investment flow into its power and telecoms industries if it carries out reforms

Dubai top for Middle East office openings

Dubai outstrips other Middle East cities as top destination for office openings.

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Tshwane’s mayor balances FDI and climate goals

Stevens Mokgalapa talks about investment opportunities in South Africa’s administrative capital.

Nigeria pivots toward new engines of growth

Vice president hails business reforms.

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Can free zones fix the global refugee crisis?

Pilot schemes to offer refugees in Jordan and Ethiopia permits to work in special economic zones have been enthusiastically received, but take up has been disappointing.

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View from the Middle East & Africa: free zones must support investors

Countries that decide to change their financial regimes should ensure these do not disrupt business for investors, especially SMEs.

Khalid Saad

FinTech Bay CEO seeks leading Middle East tech role for Bahrain

The CEO of Bahrain's FinTech Bay explains how the country’s focus on collaboration and innovation is driving its development as a regional fintech hub.

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Bahrain plays the long game to realise tech hub dreams

Bahrain’s ‘small but nimble’ approach has set in motion a flourishing fintech scene.

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fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year 2019 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC takes home the top prize in fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year for a fifth consecutive year. 

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Investors in Africa face hidden sanctions risks

Investors in formerly volatile parts of Africa should know exactly who they are dealing with.

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