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Qatar’s SEZ programme helps country shrug off effects of blockade

Despite the ongoing trade blockade and in anticipation of hosting the Fifa World Cup in 2022, Qatar has announced plans for two new special economic zones. Alex Irwin-Hunt reports.  

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Nigeria on an election knife edge

Nigeria will elect its next president in mid-February, with the race between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and challenger Atiku Abubakar set to be a tight one. 

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Israel economy minister seeks innovation dividend

Eli Cohen, Israel's economy minister, tells fDi how the country's reputation for innovation gives it an advantage across multiple sectors. 

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View from the Middle East & Africa: Brexit’s African consequences

A no-deal Brexit will be bad news for the UK’s trading partners in Africa, writes Mazdak Rafaty.

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Is Lebanon back in the investment game?

Lebanon is a step closer to political stability and greater FDI viability following the formation of its government and the release of McKinsey's national economic vision. 

EBRD pledges an active 2019

EBRD invested €2bn in the southern and eastern Mediterranean in 2018. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Investment shortfall in Lebanon

Lebanon’s cabinet has unlocked $11bn in foreign development loans. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

AfDB: east Africa set to boom

East Africa will be the fastest growing region on the continent, according to an African Development Bank report. Alex Irwin-Hunt reports.

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Israel and Egypt make gasfield landmark

Egypt and Israel are deepening ties in order to exploit their valuable natural gas reserves.

Israeli-Arab FDI reawakens

Israeli agri-tech giant Netafim is the the first Israeli company on record to undertake a greenfield foreign investment into the Arab world, according to fDi Markets. 

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