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Right idea, wrong place? The hurdles facing tech entrepreneurs in pariah states

Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.

View from the Middle East and Africa: tourism importance to grow and grow

As Middle Eastern and African countries look to diversify their economies, tourism is coming to the fore. But which locations are making the most of the opportunities present?

US sanctions hit Iran and China

Wide-ranging US sanctions will affect companies and individuals in Iran and China while not aimed specifically at those countries’ governments.

Libya seeks FDI to boost oil output

Sufficient investment could bring Libya’s oil production back to pre-revolution levels.

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Malawi awaits early investors

Having suffered both natural disasters and political corruption in recent years, Malawi is fighting back. It has improved its ease of doing business – boasting Commonwealth links and an English-speaking workforce – and offers investors willing to take the plunge plenty of potential. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Dubai remains Middle East’s top real estate market

Dubai has topped 2016’s real estate transactions list, and with plenty of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, growth is expected to outstrip the United Arab Emirates average.

Kenya announces $5bn nuclear plant

Kenya has unveiled plans to build a $5bn nuclear plant to boost its current poor and expensive power supply and attract investment. 

Middle East business services continues downward trend

The Middle East’s business services sector is showing no signs of improvement, as figures from 2011 onwards illustrate. Cara Lyttle reports.

Ethiopia experiences FDI woes

Foreign investors steered clear of Ethiopia last year, marking a reversal of fortune from previous years, reports Mathew Anderson.

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View from the C-suite: The key to GE

Attracting a company of the calibre of GE to a country is a goal for most destinations. Courtney Fingar talks to GE's president of Gulf operations, who explains the company's strategy to find the perfect match.

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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