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Is the era of the sweat shop coming to an end?

With links to exploitative labour conditions now hugely damaging to a fashion house's reputation, how is the industry is reacting?

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Ethiopia opens up under new administration

Ethiopia's potential has long been eyed by foreign investors. Will the country's new government now realise that potential?

What lies behind Ethiopia’s privatisation push?

After years of Chinese-backed, state-led development,Ethiopia is opening up to foreign investment, but it is unclear whether Addis Ababa is in the throes of changing its economic model or just looking to raise desperately-needed funds. Yigal Chazan reports.

Textile FDI into Ethiopia soars in 2017

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

Ethiopia experiences FDI woes

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

Political unrest hits Ethiopia FDI

Violent protest could spell the end of Ethiopia’s impressive upward economic trend.

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Ethiopia takes the biscuit: Vasari's latest African venture

Vasari Global is seeking to tap into growing consumer demand in Ethiopia with a new $150m biscuit and pasta plant. And as the company's chairman explains, it is looking to become a byword for quality throughout Africa.

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Ursus ploughs a more lucrative furrow

After more than a century in business, Ursus, a Polish agricultural machinery manufacturer, was on its last legs in 2011. Chief executive Karol Zarajczyk tells Michal Kaczmarski how his company went from nearly perishing to selling a $90m contract. 

Ethiopia works on new competition and consumer protection rules

Ethiopia's Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Authority has enlisted the help of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to develop and implement new competition and consumer protection rules. 

Crossborder legislation up in 2014: Unctad

Liberalisation and promotion of investment increased in 2014, according to a report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

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