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Angola seeks diversity to cure its oil headache

Angola seeks diversity to cure its oil headache

Angola, one of Africa's economic success stories over the past decade, is keen to diversify its economy beyond oil. But are investors interested?

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Since taking office, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has implemented a plethora of new laws and entered into bitter disputes with both the EU and the International Monetary Fund. Could such actions put investors off the central European country?

Reform pays off for Colombia

A wave of reform, together with the easing of security concerns, have helped increase Colombia's appeal to foreign investors in the past few years.

Gabon forges ties with Asia

Gabon has positioned itself to withstand the negative affects of the eurozone crisis, growing trade links with Asia while decreasing those with Europe.

An overprotective instinct

Will Mongolia's overprotective instinct deter investors?

Faced with a highly nationalistic electorate, particularly where China is concerned, resource-rich Mongolia has introduced a new foreign investment law aimed at protecting its natural assets. However, as its recent dispute with state-owned Chinese firm Chalco shows, the results could damage the country's international reputation.

Maria Kiwanuka, Uganda's finance minister

Oil discovery opens Uganda opportunities

The recent discovery of oil in Uganda has the potential to transform the country. However, its finance minister is keen to avoid the mistakes of others, and any oil revenues will be spent on public services and transforming the country's export strategy into a more Africa-centric one.

Mozambique announces 10-year agriculture plan

Mozambique's government is looking to spur growth in its agriculture sector and has announced a 10-year development plan concentrating on the sector.

Tanzania looks to launch sovereign wealth fund

With the recent discovery of offshore gas in Tanzania set to increase the country's annual revenue by up to $3bn, president Jakaya Kikwete has announced the possibility of establishing a sovereign wealth fund.

View from Asia: August/September 2012

While FDI coming into Asia-Pacific has grown exponentially over the past decade, the current state of play is one of volatility, with the region's ports bearing the brunt of the uncertain economic climate.

Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak

Malaysia PM hails ETP effect

Malaysia's excellent economic performance in recent years has come on the back of its Economic Transformation Programme. Its prime minister and finance minister Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak tells Barbara Njau how the programme has helped diversify the country's economy, which has continued to thrive while much of the rest of the world has struggled.

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