fDi Markets Newswire:

Enrique Garcia

CAF president looks to build on Latam's boom

The president of Latin America's development bank, Enrique Garcia, is confident that the region's favourable economic climate can be maintained in the long term, provided investors in the region spread their investments far and wide.

Brisbane natural gas

Brisbane resources sector set for growth

The city of Brisbane, Australia recently unveiled a plan to double  its already lucrative resources sector by 2031, giving investors the  perfect opportunity to invest in the area.

JLT Nigeria

JLT report warns of Nigeria instability

Investors receive a stark warning on risks posed by Nigeria’s instability, though some commentators maintain Nigeria is still on the right economic path.

Growing BRIC economies vulnerable to high-risk events

Brazil, Russia, India and China have all witnessed rapid economic growth in recent years, but according to a study by Maplecroft, the economies of all four emerging countries are ill-prepared for major risk events such as pandemics, terrorism and climate change. 

Myanmar’s legal system ranked worst for business and investors

Index shows that significant political reform is necessary in Myanmar if the country is to capitalise on its investment potential.

Political instability steers investors from Yemen

Political instability steers investors from Yemen

Pro-democracy protests in Yemen have derailed the progress that the country was making in attracting FDI, with a 50% decrease in the number of foreign businesses obtaining investment licences in the country in 2011. Until the political situation is resolved, it is likely that this downward trend will continue, despite the abundant investment opportunities in the country.

sanctions stranglehold

Negotiating the MENA sanctions stranglehold

As the EU imposes an oil embargo on Iran and the screws tighten on neighbouring Syria, foreign companies doing business with the affected countries are scrambling to stay on the right side of the law while hedging against their losses. 

Rebuilding the silk road

Asian economies smooth path for Silk Road resurrection

Across central Asia, from China to Kazakhstan, economies are set to benefit from the re-opening of trade routes along the historic Silk Road. Significant investment has already been made to improve the infrastructure along the route, but further investment, more cohesion between the central Asian countries involved and more politically stability in the region as a whole is needed if this great passageway between Asia and Europe is to return to its former glory.
 

View from the Middle East & Africa: February/March 2012

The outlook for 2012 remains bleak for much of the Middle East and north Africa, with many countries still in the grip of political unrest. But with a narrowing gap between buyers and sellers driving activity in the merger and acquisition sector, and a number of private equity firms looking to exit from their investments as their funds reach maturity, there will be some activity in the region.

China defies downward coal, oil and natural gas sector capital expenditure trend

As the coal, oil and natural gas sector struggles for capital investment around the world, China has recorded a 100% increase for 2011.

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