fDi Markets Newswire:

Russia leads commodity economies for diversification

fDi’s Diversification Index analysed commodity economies to assess export levels and the diversity of inward greenfield investment. Russia tops the rankings, followed by Belgium and Malaysia.

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Utilising FDI to diversify GCC economies

FDI could help Gulf Co-operation Council member countries diversify their oil-reliant economies, but it would require a proactive and coordinated approach by governments, local businesses and foreign investors, writes Yousuf Hamad of Oman's Supreme Council for Planning. 

Greenland looks to cash in on minerals and precious metals rush

Greenland looks to cash in on minerals and precious metals rush

The icy and sparsely populated island of Greenland is stepping up its efforts to encourage foreign firms to invest in mining its minerals and precious and rare earth metals. But, with the global slowdown in demand for extractives, how realistic are its ambitions to become a major natural resources player? 

Global oil and gas FDI continues to decrease

Year-on-year decreases in FDI inflows in the global oil and gas sector look set to continue in 2015, with declining crude oil and natural gas prices likely to further deter interest in the sector.

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Lekki Free Zone aims high

Lekki Free Zone near Lagos looks to offset some of the difficulties of investing in Nigeria by offering a safe, self-contained environment with varying tax and bureaucracy benefits. Chinese interest has been particularly strong so far, but the zone’s authorities are keen to attract investors from all over the world. 

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How Lekki Free Zone's refinery will transform Nigeria's oil industry

Nigeria's oil and gas industry has long been rich in resources but poor on logistics, organisation and infrastructure. However, the new Dangote Industries refinery located in the south-west quarter of Lekki Free Zone, due for completion in 2017, looks set to transform the country's energy landscape. 

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

An unmissable opportunity? Ghana's burning oil ambitions

The recent discovery of oil and gas reserves in Ghana presents a huge opportunity for the country and investors. However, as its minister of petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, describes, the spectre of other resource-rich African countries that have suffered from the 'oil curse' will loom large in its economic strategy.

China is leading investor in US in 2014

China emerged as the leading investor in the US in 2014.

Angola oil

Angola's economy: in deep water

A low oil price and uncertainty over future exploration projects – with existing oil fields rapidly drying up – is threatening to tip the Angolan current account from surplus to deficit this year, and is raising questions about the future of its oil-reliant economy. 

Cheap oil: Who are the winners and losers in Africa?

The recent free fall in oil prices is creating winners and losers across the globe, and Africa is no exception. Some of the consequences of cheap oil seem obvious: the oil exporting economies in Africa will take a hit, while the importers will rejoice.

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