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Iran’s legislative elections bode well for economic reforms

Iran hopes re-election mandate given to moderate leader Hassan Rouhani underpins the faith of foreign investors, but more reforms are needed to persuade international business observers. 

Unwto confident of recovery in Egypt’s tourism sector

Egypt's tourism sector is on track to recover following a series of setbacks in 2015, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation's secretary-general.

North Africa fails to regain lost ground in 2015

While project numbers are increasing in north Africa, they are increasing more quickly in the rest of the continent.

View from the Middle East and Africa: the great tourist search

Tourism is one of the sectors Middle Eastern and African governments are looking to to diversify their economies in the wake of the huge drop in oil prices. However, overcoming the region's global reputation for instability and crime is a challenge for many countries.

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Can Africa build the ICT infrastructure it needs to fulfil its potential?

Africa's vast market and young population present a huge opportunity for investors, but its poor ICT infrastructure is one factor holding the continent back. A flurry of new projects are helping to resolve this issue – by improving Africa's connectivity and helping to train its youth – but is progress being made quickly enough?

North Africa retains its fizz for Coca-Cola

North Africa retains its fizz for Coca-Cola

Egypt is not a market for the faint-hearted, but to Coca-Cola it was worth investing $500m to tap into a market of 90 million consumers. And with north African governments becoming more business friendly, the US drinks giant's president of the Middle East and north Africa, Curtis Ferguson, is seeing steady growth for his brand in the region.

How life sciences are delivering on diversifying Dubai

How life sciences are delivering on diversifying Dubai's economy

Having set its sights on economic diversification, Dubai has rapidly established itself as a Middle Eastern hub for R&D, with a particular focus on life sciences.

Iran opens up to foreign investors

The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran in January has opened the floodgates for potential investors to seek opportunities in the country.

Bumper year for Kenya-destined FDI

Even without the data for December, it is already clear that Kenya enjoyed a major increase in inward investment in 2015 when compared with 2014.

Saudi Arabia unveils airport privatisation plans

As part of a wider drive to open up its economy to foreign investment, Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to privatise its airports.

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