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Iraq's Kurdistan plunged into financial uncertainty

The failed independence referendum and resignation of president Masoud Barzani have rocked the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Natasha Turak looks at how this could affect its investment potential.

Hilton increases sub-Saharan Africa expansion

The Hilton hotel group is spending $50m on buying and rebranding sub-Saharan African hotels in the wake of increased business travel growth in the region. Louis Bearn reports.

View from the Middle East and Africa: FTZ pitfalls to avoid

Iran is doubling its number of free-trade zones in a bid to boost development quickly. But rather than a licence to print money, FTZs take time and attention to detail in order to flourish, says Mazdak Rafaty.

In Dispute: lessons from the over-ruling of Ghana's constitution

International arbitrators appear to have ruled against Ghana’s constitutional provisions designed to ensure the country's parliament signs off major contracts, and have awarded a foreign investor a huge settlement. Luke Peterson reports.

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What could Kurdistan independence mean for FDI?

Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in September’s referendum, though neither Baghdad nor the international community recognised the outcome. Now all parties are bracing themselves for challenging negotiations with the future of the region’s oil resources at stake. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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ViMa reveals towering vision for Madagascar

Developer Vision Madagascar (ViMa) is building a high-rise tower in its Explorer Business Park, which it hopes will spark hi-tech investments, as company president Zouzar Bouka tells Natasha Turak.

Kurdish referendum increases uncertainty

The Kurds’ ever-louder calls for independence threaten to exacerbate an already tense situation. Olivia Azadegan reports.

South Africa and the EU: a mutually beneficial partnership

South Africa’s strategic partnership with the EU helps spur investment, innovation and job creation. Paolo Borzatta of think tank The European House-Ambrosetti and Stavros Nicolaou of pharmaceutical company Aspen discuss how both parties can strengthen economic relations and foster social innovation.

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Delivering infrastructure in Africa

Essential ingredients for private sector investment, by Dario Musso

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Africa: the next frontier for growth in pharmaceuticals

With its massive pharmaceutical export market, South Africa represents a significant opportunity for investors looking to break into the African continent

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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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