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Mazdak Rafaty

View from the Middle East and Africa: What future will AI bring?

The Middle East and Africa region needs to create the right environment to benefit from new technology such as artificial intelligence, writes Mazdak Rafaty.

Egypt election considered unlikely to threaten FDI

Observers believe that Egypt's presidential election in late March should not pose a threat to foreign investors in the country, writes Sebastian Shehadi.

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Egypt takes the nuclear option

Egypt is building its first nuclear power plant, a $30bn project awarded to Russian energy company Rosatom and partly funded by a loan from Russia. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Israel’s economy minister hails ‘the start-up nation’

Greenfield foreign investment to Israel soared in 2017, thanks to its well established innovation ecosystem. However, the country is seeking to further diversify its sources of FDI, as minister of economy and industry Eli Cohen explains to Sebastian Shehadi.  

Textile FDI into Ethiopia soars in 2017

China is still Ethiopia’s biggest textile investor, followed by Turkey. Cara Lyttle reports.

EU's External Investment Plan looks to boost sustainable FDI into Africa

EIP looks to bring investment to Africa's more fragile states, but some warn that the plan may miss its target, writes Finbarr Toesland.

Has an aviation proxy war broken out in Italy?

Qatar Airways has announced its strategy for Italy’s second-largest airline, now called Air Italy, in a move that underscores the ongoing blockade on Qatar and piles on the agony for UAE-backed Alitalia.

All eyes on South Africa as Zuma resigns presidency

The resignation of Jacob Zuma and election of Cyril Ramaphosa to South Africa’s presidency has largely been welcomed in global markets. But how will Mr Ramaphosa mend the country's sputtering economy?

Iraq seeks FDI for reconstruction projects

The conflict in Iraq is dying down and attention is being turned towards reconstruction, as evidenced by the major investment opportunities showcased at the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction.

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View from the Middle East and Africa: GCC real estate sector awaits effect of VAT

The rollout of VAT in Gulf Co-operation Council countries is subduing real estate in the region, as Mazdak Rafaty reports.

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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