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Investors wait on Arab Spring countries

Investors wait and see on Arab Spring countries

The Arab Spring protests, and the months of political instability that followed, slowed FDI inflows into north Africa. But rather than pulling out of the region entirely, many investors simply put their projects on hold or moved into other more stable economies such as Morocco and Algeria.

Re-establishing order

Egypt looks to re-establish investor confidence under new rule

The political instability that has engulfed Egypt since the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak has threatened to further suppress the country's FDI inflows and has led to a huge decline in tourism. But with a new democratically elected government, stability should return and with it investor confidence.

TEASER-SWFs shift focus: sovereign money flows south

SWFs shift focus: sovereign money flows south

The world's economic balance is shifting, and sovereign wealth funds are starting to cut their exposure to developed economies and head towards emerging markets. But facing challenges such as limited availability of 'free-float' equity, the move does not come without risk.

S&P warns MENA countries over eurozone instability

Ratings agency says downward ratings possible for many MENA countries due to weak economic growth.

China commute

Unclogging inner-city arteries: the case for mass-transit systems

In many of the world's major cities, traffic gridlock comes as standard. With such high number of vehicles on the roads leading to heavy pollution and frustratingly long commuting times, the case for mass rapid-transit systems is becoming increasingly difficult for many cities to ignore.

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

Who is following the BRICs teaser

Who is following the BRICs?

As the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – realise the decade-old prediction that they would become economic superpowers, attention now turns to the global economies that will follow them.

Egypt

Bilateral agreements tie Egypt to old policies

If Egypt is to pursue a more inclusive development agenda, it must  make changes to its FDI regulations. But the country's accordance with a  large number of bilateral investment treaties is restricting its movement away from old government policies.

Suez Canal

Egypt: waiting game unnerves investors

With Egyptians heading back to Tahrir Square to protest against the slow rate of reform and upcoming elections postponed once more, how will this political uncertainty affect Egypt’s economy and its FDI attractiveness?

ipa cover

Should IPAs tell the truth in times of crisis?

In times of political upheaval and environmental disaster, should investment promotion agencies stay 'on message', or should they be frank about what is often a grim reality? Spencer Andersonlooks at three very different situations, and finds three very different approaches

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