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Threat of resource nationalism, says McKinsey

According to US-based consultancy firm McKinsey, the rise in low-income resource exporters will require foreign extraction firms to re-think their strategies.

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East Africa's risk profile increased in 2014: Maplecroft

According to risk analysis firm Maplecroft's latest political risk atlas, east Africa is now the most at-risk region for investors in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Fitch predicts growth in MENA in 2014

The Middle East and north Africa is expected to experience economic growth in 2014, according to the latest report by sovereign ratings agency Fitch Ratings.

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Kenya still needs renewable energy sources: Firefly Solar

Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.

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Hong Kong announces strategic education plan

In a bid to offset the negative impact of its ageing population and retain its position as one of Asia's leading destinations for FDI, Hong Kong is launching a series of new education initiatives.

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Myanmar most improved business environment in 2013: Maplecroft

Efforts by Myanmar’s government, to encourage FDI and improve the country's international relations, have led global risk analytics company Maplecroft to name it the most improved business environment in 2013.

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Global business services expenditure growing, says report

A growing number of companies are moving away from shared services and outsourcing and towards global business services, according to research by KPMG and HfS Research.

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Bruce Katz book claims a new geography of innovation is emerging

Research by the vice-president of Washington DC-based non-profit public policy group Brookings Institution suggests that innovation is increasingly reliant on proximity and collaboration.

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New year, new trade policies

The US-based National Foreign Trade Council has highlighted the new trade policies that it thinks will come into action in 2014.

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FDI into Balkans down in 2013

FDI into countries in the Balkans contracted in 2013, with a drop in the number of jobs created, projects launched and capital invested. 

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