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Madagascar’s finance minister seeks partners in power

Madagascar’s minister of finance, Vonintsalama Andriambololona, talks to Natasha Turak about the need for investment in power generation and how the country can make itself more competitive.

Leipzig sparks to life as energy hub

As host to the European Energy Exchange, Leipzig is enjoying a growing reputation as an energy hub and attracting an increasing number of companies from the sector. Wendy Atkins reports.

Australia takes global lead for renewable electricity projects

For the first eight months of 2017, Australia was the leading country in the world for number of renewable energy electricity projects, according to fDi Markets.

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Tbilisi mayor looks to green tourism boom

Davit Narmania, the mayor of Tbilisi in Georgia, tells Courtney Fingar how the city is boosting tourism with better transport access and how it is adding green credentials to its low-tax, low-bureaucracy environment.

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Raising Hull: how culture and investment are resurrecting an English city

The once-prosperous port city of Hull in eastern England has suffered numerous setbacks over the past few decades, resulting in social and economic problems. However, as Richard Gardham discovers, its status as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, and a $420m investment from engineering giant Siemens to build a wind turbine production plant, have given the city genuine reasons for optimism

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Sustainable development and FDI: a practical framework

Too few investment promotion agencies and economic development organisations include sustainability goals in their activities. Dr Henry Loewendahl, Christian Kollinsky and Dr Douglas van den Berghe outline a three-point plan to attract sustainable FDI.

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World Free Zones Organization chairman sees strength in certainty

On the sidelines of the World Free Zones Organization’s annual conference in May in Colombia, chairman Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni sat down with Courtney Fingar to discuss the challenges and trends facing free zones, and laud their ability to offer investors certainty in times of turbulence.

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Ukreximbank chairman sees reasons for optimism in Ukraine

Oleksandr Hrytsenko, chairman of the board of Ukreximbank JSC, explains how the bank is supporting both domestic and foreign businesses in Ukraine as they reposition away from traditional markets. 

Kenya announces $5bn nuclear plant

Kenya has unveiled plans to build a $5bn nuclear plant to boost its current poor and expensive power supply and attract investment. 

Lithuania energy minister seeks greater independence

Lithuania has long recognised the need to become more energy independent. Energy minister Rokas Masiulis discusses the country's ambitious strategy to this end, which has seen it diversify its energy sources.

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