fDi Markets Newswire:


Candel eyes Lekki advantage

Nigerian agrochemical business Candel is intending to use the Lekki Free Zone as a way to move beyond West Africa and become a player on the world stage.

A head start: Crown Natures looks to dominate African cap and hat market

Frustrated by the absence of cap manufacturers in Nigeria, Crown Natures CEO Omolara Aromolaran founded the company to fill a gap in the market. Now she is using her Lekki Free Zone base to take her product to the rest of African and beyond.


How Lekki Free Zone's refinery will transform Nigeria's oil industry

Nigeria's oil and gas industry has long been rich in resources but poor on logistics, organisation and infrastructure. However, the new Dangote Industries refinery located in the south-west quarter of Lekki Free Zone, due for completion in 2017, looks set to transform the country's energy landscape. 

View from the Middle East & Africa: will Iran shake up the Gulf FTZ landscape?

Will Iran be able to put the ‘free’ in free-trade zones.


Iran investment chief keen to show the world what it has been missing

For so long cut off from much of the rest of the world, Iran is now back on limits for Western investors. Dr Mohammad Khazaee, vice-minister and president of the organisation for investment, economic and technical assistance of Iran, details what the country has to offer.

Kenya pursues foreign investors for infrastructure projects

Kenya has ambitious plans to grow its economy and is targeting foreign investors for its multibillion-dollar projects. 


How to choose a local partner in the Gulf

Laws in the Gulf countries vary regarding what proportion of a company must be locally owned. This means that selecting the right partner for a business is essential in a country such as the UAE, as Natasha Turak discusses.

Tunisia continues eight-year FDI decline

Tunisia’s in-bound FDI has been declining steadily in recent years, down 89.29% since 2008.

Africa acts to bring down FDI barriers

Africa-wide moves to cut stifling bureaucracy when it comes to foreign investment are being welcomed, but concerns remain over political instability.

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.

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