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Jordan reaches out to take its ICT sector to the next level

Jordan reaches out to take its ICT sector to the next level

A 1999 'reach initiative' transformed Jordan's ICT sector, which now accounts for more than 10% of the country's GDP. Following the launch of a sequel initiative, the country is hoping it can further build on this success.

Ras Al Khaimah looks to challenge Dubai as a UAE tourism hub

Ras Al Khaimah looks to challenge Dubai as a UAE tourism hub

Ras Al Khaimah has natural attractions in abundance but has largely struggled to persuade tourists in the UAE to look beyond Dubai. However, as its visitor numbers increase and a new airport is being developed, the emirate could well be challenging its better-known regional rivals in the not-too-distant future

View from the Middle East and Africa: do millennials have the world at their feet?

Millennials are considered key to future innovation and growth, but just as important are the decisions being made by those, typically older generations, in political power. 

Can Iran's free zones lead its reintegration into global markets?

As Iran looks to a future free of sanctions, investors sizing up the country’s potential are finding that its years of isolation have left behind an obstacle-laden business environment, meaning that its seven free zones will play an essential role for early investors. But are they up to the job?

Tunisia seeks FDI in quest for prosperity and security

Tunisia seeks FDI in quest for prosperity and security

The terrorist attacks in the Tunisian resort of Sousse in mid-2015 dealt a bitter blow to the country's image, hitting its all-important tourism income. Such acts, combined with wider regional unrest, make FDI more important than ever to Tunisia, a fact not lost on its politicians, as Natasha Turak discovers.

Saudi Arabia relaxes foreign ownership rules

Saudi Arabia is relaxing its foreign ownership laws in an attempt to diversify its economy away from petroleum. 

Terrorism deals blow to Egypt tourism

The downing of a Russian airliner over Egypt has raised concerns over safety in the country.

Zambia hit by low commodities prices

Zambia is looking to diversify its economy as it reels from the impact of the drop in commodities prices. 


Lekki Free Zone aims high

Lekki Free Zone near Lagos looks to offset some of the difficulties of investing in Nigeria by offering a safe, self-contained environment with varying tax and bureaucracy benefits. Chinese interest has been particularly strong so far, but the zone’s authorities are keen to attract investors from all over the world. 


Rendeavour's vote of confidence in Lekki

One of the most important investors in the Lekki Free Zone is urban land developer Rendeavour, whose policy is to only invest in areas set for future growth. Edward Russell-Walling looks at its reasons for choosing Lekki.

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