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Tanzania hopes port upgrade will strengthen regional hand

Tanzania is beefing up its major port, the Port of Dar es Salaam, to cut delays and absorb rising demand. Planned improvement works are all the more urgent as ports in nearby South Africa and Kenya are also upgrading, as Gordon Feller reports.

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Investors play the waiting game in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

With a new government in place in Zimbabwe, foreign investors remain in a wait-and-see mode as international institutions call for reforms. Tawanda Karombo reports. 

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Saudi’s Neom: utopian oasis or mirage in the desert?

Saudi Arabia intends to raise utopian megacity Neom from the sand. The ambitious project is an example of Saudi’s new vision for the country: diversified, global, grandiose and modern. But can it attract the vast amount of FDI it needs? Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Tunisia stages economic comeback

Tunisia is making progress in recovering from the terrorist attacks of two years ago, with tourism and foreign investment returning. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Senegal given World Bank support to extract oil benefits

While Senegal recently announced new oil and gas discoveries, extraction is likely to be complex for its underdeveloped industry. Now the World Bank is offering support so the country can make the most of its newfound natural resources, as Gordon Feller reports.

OECD lowers Iran’s risk level

Despite increased international isolation and diplomatic tensions, the OECD has an optimistic view on Iran. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Mozambique closes $8bn offshore LNG deal

Mozambique may be one of the world’s more financially troubled economies, but that has not stopped it from closing one of the region’s most ambitious energy deals.

Israel mulls tax cuts after US unveils reforms

Israel is contemplating further corporate tax cuts, despite already making several already, in order to remain competitive with the US. Erika Morphy reports.

Rwanda and Ethiopia look to challenge Africa's FDI giants

FDI in Africa is dominated by behemoth economies such as South Africa and Nigeria. However, hot on their heels are the likes of Rwanda and Ethiopia, which are looking to carve out niches in the tech and manufacturing sectors, respectively. Finbarr Toesland reports.

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Iraq takes steps to rise from the rubble

In the wake of a long and bloody campaign to drive out Islamic State, Iraq may now be looking at its greatest opportunity for recovery since the US-led invasion nearly 15 years ago. Natasha Turak 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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