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African finance ministers

Unabashed: African finance ministers chart course to growth

Courtney Fingar interviews the finance ministers of Cape Verde, Rwanda and Senegal at the IMF-World Bank annual meetings. Read the round-up

sudan

Out of the dust: the struggle for market share in South Sudan

South Sudan is likely to vote to become Africa’s newest country in a January referendum, and as development bodies and the private sector swarm to meet its many challenges and opportunities, the discord between their approaches is becoming clear. Peter Guest reports

somaliland

Somaliland president pushes for investment and recognition

Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo makes plea to business leaders and politicans as  he seeks support for his embryonic republic

UAE is most active in regional FDI

The UAE received the most FDI in the region in the third quarter of 2010

View from the Middle East & Africa

Mobile health could be the next big opportunity in the Middle East

Uganda makes FDI plea

Uganda trade minister in foreign investor plea

oman

Oman strives to reverse FDI decline

Oman enjoyed significant FDI success in the years up to 2008, but inflows were hit hard by the financial crisis and have failed to pick up since. Now the government is trying to improve the situation by diversifying the economy and easing regulations

Desertec solar project edges closer

The Desertec Industry Initiative, an ambitious transnational plan to harness solar energy from deserts in north Africa and the Middle East for European consumption, continues to make progress, with more high-profile backers getting behind the project

Majid Al Futtaim Properties to build $1bn complex in Syria

The 1 million square meter mega-site will include hotels, commercial office space and restaurants

View from the Middle East & Africa

Middle Eastern countries aiming to strengthen food security are increasingly looking to Africa, and a number of high-profile investors have signed food-related deals in the continent.

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