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Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

The aviation industry was one of the main casualties of the global economic crisis in many regions around the world, but in the Middle East its growth has continued unabated. Central to this growth has been the expansion of Qatar Airways, which, according to its CEO, has no plans to slow down.

RAK hospital

RAK Hospital's healthy start

As of five years ago, Ras Al Khaimah had no private healthcare provider, which was seen to be putting off investors from settling in the emirate. However, RAK Hospital has since filled this gap, and now has its sights firmly set on attracting international medical tourists.

RAK Airways plane

RAK Airways seeks major role in emirate's growth

John Brayford, CEO of RAK Airways, explains how Ras Al Khaimah's growing appeal as a tourist destination has given his company the perfect opportunity to expand, albeit at a steady pace.

Jamaica's investment promotion agency, Jampro

Caribbean IPAs go extra mile to fight preconceptions

Dogged by preconceptions of the region being a little more than a holiday retreat or a tax haven, investment promotion agencies in the Caribbean are focusing upon providing the best possible service to would-be investors – both large and small – in order to attract international businesses to their countries.

Indian and Chinese companies lead BRIC investment charge

Companies from India and China were leading source FDI countries among BRICs in 2011.

IMF predicts continued growth for Asia

Asia's growth is set to stay above global averages into 2013, according an IMF report.

Mexico dominates intra-Latam FDI tables

Intra-Latin American FDI figures for 2011 show Mexico to be the region's dominant investor.

Fibre-optic cable funding shows changing face of African project financing

The new west African sub-marine fibre-optic cable uses multilateral development approach to funding.

S&P warns MENA countries over eurozone instability

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

Tanzania president tells African governments that regional integration is key

The president of Tanzania tells AfDB delegates that the continent must promote intra-African trade if it is to avoid further economic crises.

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