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Why Chinese investment remains crucial to resource-rich Africa

China’s willingness to invest in mining in politically unstable, high-risk African countries could help the continent make the most of the slight rebound in commodity prices. Finbarr Toesland reports.

Saudi Aramco debuts sukuk ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco has placed its debut riyal-denominated bond as part of efforts to raise $10bn in the debt market, ahead of an IPO in 2018. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Senegal city development looks to ease Dakar pressure

Diamniadio Lake City is a development 30 kilometres from Dakar which is being built to ease pressure on Senegal's overcrowded capital. Natasha Turak speaks to representatives from Semer Group, which will soon start construction work on the project, to discover what it will entail.

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Palm Jumeirah developer shows off Dubai’s next property projects

Nakheel, developer of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, visited the Mipim exhibition to showcase the country’s latest real estate projects, which include a mall and four reclaimed islands. Natasha Turak reports.

SA credit rating cut to ‘junk’ status

South Africa has suffered a downgrade by rating agency S&P in the light of political uncertainty and high government borrowing. Timothy Conley reports.

Middle East free trade zones seek Brexit benefit

Dubai is among the free trade zones vying to attract UK firms that are keen to expand their global footprint following the Brexit vote. Timothy Conley reports.

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Israel: centre of the world

Eyal Eliezer, Head of Strategy at Invest in Israel, explains how businesses can follow in the footsteps of leading multinationals and thrive with help from the agency

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An African calling: how Liquid Telecom is driving a digital revolution

As internet usage soars across Africa, data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom is connecting remote areas across the continent via its broadband network. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Does Dubai benefit from clustered thinking?

Dubai has many clusters, often supported by free zones to make the life of foreign investors easier. However, development should be more holistic to make the most of synergies, say Dr Ashraf Ali Mahate and Ana Arias Urones.

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Right idea, wrong place? The hurdles facing tech entrepreneurs in pariah states

Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.

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