fDi Markets Newswire:

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.

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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.

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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