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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.

Will Ghana's political changes alter investment climate?

With Ghana's opposition party, New Patriotic Party, looking increasingly likely to secure victory in the counry's forthcoming elections, analysts believe that the investment climate is set to change dramatically for foreign investors.

Sierra Leone's opposition leader expresses election concerns

Sierra Leone's incumbent government have been accused of derailing democracy in the country as well as stunting its economic potential by the leader of the opposition party, Julius Maada Bio.

African countries at risk of reduced FDI

Africa's economies are set to struggle to maintain economic course as many face decreasing FDI and portfolio inflows from the west.

Armando Guebuza, Mozambique's president

Mozambique's president pledges to spread LNG riches

Recent discoveries of natural gas deposits off the coast of Mozambique have excited many notable names in the energy industry. However, as its president tells fDi, any company wishing to invest in the country will have to ensure that the benefits of any incoming wealth are felt at all levels of society.

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