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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.

Chinese FDI into Europe hits record high: Baker & McKenzie

According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014. 

Nigeria takes its foot off the gas

Nigeria seeks FDI as it steers away from hydrocarbons

The Nigerian government has recognised the need to for the country to diversify its economy beyond the volatile hydrocarbons sector, and to improve its business environment, but progress towards both these goals is proving to be slow.

Industrialisation in Peru's pipeline

A $4bn gas pipeline project is the largest and one of the most ambitious projects of its kind in Peru's history, but when it is completed, it promises to transform the country's electricity supply chain and help it along the path to industrialisation.

Will new markets see Angola through oil slump

Will new markets see Angola through oil slump?

Can Angola defy the downturn in oil demand and continue to profit from its abundance of fossil fuels? One analyst thinks it can – with a little help from a more diverse range of overseas investors.

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