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Morocco finance minister looks to bigger stability dividend

North Africa has experienced a lot of political and social unrest in recent years, meaning that the relatively stable Morocco has emerged as a regional FDI hub. The country's minister of economy and finance, Mohamed Boussaid, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the next stage in attracting big investments.

Mazdak Rafaty

View from the Middle East and Africa: What future will AI bring?

The Middle East and Africa region needs to create the right environment to benefit from new technology such as artificial intelligence, writes Mazdak Rafaty.

Egypt election considered unlikely to threaten FDI

Observers believe that Egypt's presidential election in late March should not pose a threat to foreign investors in the country, writes Sebastian Shehadi.

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Egypt takes the nuclear option

Egypt is building its first nuclear power plant, a $30bn project awarded to Russian energy company Rosatom and partly funded by a loan from Russia. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Israel’s economy minister hails ‘the start-up nation’

Greenfield foreign investment to Israel soared in 2017, thanks to its well established innovation ecosystem. However, the country is seeking to further diversify its sources of FDI, as minister of economy and industry Eli Cohen explains to Sebastian Shehadi.  

Textile FDI into Ethiopia soars in 2017

China is still Ethiopia’s biggest textile investor, followed by Turkey. 

EU's External Investment Plan looks to boost sustainable FDI into Africa

EIP looks to bring investment to Africa's more fragile states, but some warn that the plan may miss its target, writes Finbarr Toesland.

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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