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Building a future: Iraq's race for oil refineries

Iraq's dated oil infrastructure desperately needs updating and expanding so it can meet increasing demands. The government has ambitious plans, but can it engage the international oil companies to invest in them?

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Kazakhstan tries to avoid oil curse

Kazakhstan is putting the hard lessons learnt during the financial crisis into practice as it embarks on a major programme of privatisation intended to wean the country off an overdependence on oil and put it on a sound macroeconomic footing

Software and IT overtakes financial services as leading FDI sector for projects in 2010

The software and IT sector saw increased FDI in 2010, pulling ahead of financial services as the leading sector for FDI projects in 2010.

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Gabon ready to kick on

Francophone Gabon is not the most high-profile of African countries, but with a new prime minister, the hosting of a major football tournament and investors being drawn to its resource-rich land, could that change?

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Profile: Bolivia vice-president Alvaro Garcia Linera

Bolivia has a budget surplus and a store of foreign currency, and there are plans to make it an export hub for electric power and natural gas. Hugh O'Shaughnessymet Bolivia’s vice-president to talk business

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Asia drives M&A activity in natural resources

The natural resources sector has seen a year of massive investment, with a record value of mergers and acquisitions in 2010. Much of this demand has come from power-hungry Asia

Japan taps into African oil

Japanese government initiatives spur companies to enter sub-Saharan African oil and mineral markets.

Oil exploration put on hold

Global investment in oil and gas projects is expected to drop for the first time in a decade, according to research from the Inter national Energy Agency (IEA).

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