Kenyan FDI has record year in 2015

Kenya is now second only to South Africa in the continent’s FDI ranking thanks to its best year since fDi Markets records began.

James Tounkara

Gajah Investment Group takes hands-on approach to de-risking Africa

The CEO of Gajah Investment Group tells Natasha Turak that his company's hands-on, flexible approach to its African projects makes them less risky to investors.

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The countries behind the coming middle-class revolution

A report by Ogilvy & Mather has identified an emerging middle class that will drive consumer trends and social change over the next 10 years. Stemming largely from Asian countries such as India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, these emerging consumers are increasingly female, young and 'progressive' Muslims. Natasha Turak reports.

View from Middle East and Africa: Brexit impact will reach all corners of the world

The Brexit vote may seem remote from the Middle East, but the UK's historic links to the region and globalisation mean there will be a ripple effect.

Mukhisa Kituyi

Unctad secretary-general seeks co-operation on tax

Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary-general of Unctad, tells Courtney Fingar why he wants more emphasis placed on 'productive' FDI, and how better co-operation between governments and multinationals regarding tax avoidance is crucial to a more even global economic growth.

Rob Davies

South Africa trade minister seeks a more integrated Africa

Rob Davies, South Africa's minister of trade and industry, tells Courtney Fingar how the country's renowned reputation in the motor industry and renewable energy is being used to spearhead its FDI policy, and why he has high hopes for greater African integration when it comes to trade.

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Oil slump forces Saudi Arabia into diversification drive

As oil prices remain low, Saudi Arabia is making plans to diversify its economy. However, this is no small task in a country that takes 91% of its export earnings from hydrocarbons. Natasha Turak looks at how its rulers are aiming to make the move from oil.

BRICS-Africa trade down

Opportunities remain in agriculture and manufacturing

Could Libya become an FDI hotspot?

Stable governance is all that stands in the country’s way, says the Middle East Association’s chief executive.

Africa’s financial services sector continues downward trend

Total investment, jobs and capex all on the slide, although Kenya and Ghana are improving.

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