UAE is manufacturers' top choice in Middle East

The UAE was the Middle East's most popular destination for manufacturing FDI in 2018.

Lagos sees rebound in FDI

The number of foreign companies investing in Lagos increased in 2018 after four years of decline.

Reforms could unlock African development, reports McKinsey

Continued African development could hinge on public finance reforms.

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.

Mazdak Rafaty

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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