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In dispute: treaties are safe, for now

International investment treaties have garnered a lot of negative publicity over the past few years. But rather than abandon them completely, the international community seems to be trying to find a way to reword them.

In Dispute: troubled waters in South Africa

South Africa’s post-Apartheid legislative measures are proving to have unintended consequences – and foreign parties are worried about the safety of their investments.

Africa sees August FDI recovery

After a disappointing July, FDI in Africa returned to health in August 2013, with Kenya performing particularly well in terms of capital expenditure and job creation.

South Africa seeks a shift in momentum

South Africa seeks a shift in momentum

Long considered Africa's leading economy, South Africa has struggled to maintain momentum in recent years, leading to rising unemployment and a contracting economy. A renewed emphasis on industrial development zones is seen as one way to preserve the country's regional FDI crown.

Outward bound: emerging sources of FDI

Outward bound: emerging sources of FDI

It is often cited that the BRIC economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – offer the best opportunities for growth. It would therefore follow that outward FDI flows from these countries are also expanding but only one of the so-called 'big four' appears in the top five countries in terms of outward FDI growth.

Claudia Fan Munce

IBM Venture Capital Group chief turns talent hunt global

The managing director of IBM Venture Capital Group, Claudia Fan Munce, says that bright new start-ups are appearing all over the world, and her team is hitting the road to find them.

IN PROFILE - AFRICA FM

In profile: Africa's finance ministers

The finance ministers of Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe speak to fDi about the investment prospects of their countries and those of Africa in general.

South Africa enjoys record year for FDI

South Africa had its best year ever for FDI in 2011, attracting more than 150 projects for the first time, and is on course for another record-breaking year in 2012.

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.

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