fDi Markets Newswire:

Africa’s ‘sleeping giants’ will fuel trade growth: Barclays

Nigeria and Kenya are catching up with South Africa, according to a Barclays report, and will play a key role in fuelling the UK-African trade corridor.

Real estate investment into Africa grows

Since 2011, Africa has witnessed a 187.5% increase in real estate FDI. Casablanca, Kampala and Accra lead the way as the top locations for investment.

Saudi Arabia sees year-on-year FDI decline

Saudi Arabia has experienced a steady decline in foreign direct investment since 2011 and 2015 figures look set to follow the downwards trend. 

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Viva Tel Aviv: how the Israeli city's start-up culture is winning admirers

The start-up culture found in Tel Aviv boasts Barack Obama among its admirers. Indeed, the Israeli city's entrepreneurial spirit and hi-tech expertise has had multinational companies from all over the world sitting up and taking notice, as John West discovers. 

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Biocartis finds comfort in its Belgian base

The decision to move molecular diagnostics company Biocartis from Eindhoven to the small Belgian city of Mechelen could be viewed as a nostalgic one by the firm's Belgian founder, Rudi Pauwels. However, the location's tax incentives and grants have gone some way towards helping the firm to prepare for an international expansion. 

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Jordan seeks to exploit its perfect climate for solar and stability

Jordan is refining policies and signing international development deals to exploit its excellent conditions for solar energy projects and wind farms and its reputation for stability at the heart of one of the most turbulent parts of the world.

View from Middle East & Africa: BPO will not wait for stragglers

Business process outsourcing is fundamentally changing, and Middle Eastern and African countries are falling behind.

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Mali aims for bumper crop in agribusiness sector

Mali's potential in the agribusiness sector is huge, and the country's government is looking to areas such as rice, sugar, cotton, fruit and vegetables, and livestock to boost its economy.

Inside fDi: now there's no excuse for being absent in Africa

'Africa's potential' remains a talking point at investment conferences all over the world. But the talk has to be backed with action, says Courtney Fingar, and with comprehensive data now available to guide would-be investors through the continent, Africa need no longer be off limits.

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Middle East & African Countries of the Future 2015/16 – the winners

Middle Eastern countries have dominated the ranking with United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia grabbing the top three places. 

fDi on Location: Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah, is leveraging its location in the heart of one of the world’s top growth regions to become a magnet for both companies and tourists. fDi Magazine's editor-in-chief Courtney Fingar explores opportunities RAK has to offer.

fDi On Location: Sharjah

The third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, has to date kept a much lower profile than its better-known neighbours Abu Dhabi and Dubai. But that may soon be changing, as Sharjah sets out to raise its visibility on the world stage and to promote its strengths. 

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