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IFC director looks to unlock central Asia

The central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan barely register in terms of global FDI share, making the presence of the IFC in the region all the more important. The corporation's director of Europe and central Asia tells Michal Kaczmarski how the IFC is helping these former Soviet republics make their voices heard.

manufacturing on the rise

Mena’s manufacturing on the rise

Government efforts to move away from a reliance on hydrocarbons and into manufacturing are paying dividends, writes Barbara Njau, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the way.

Threat of resource nationalism, says McKinsey

According to US-based consultancy firm McKinsey, the rise in low-income resource exporters will require foreign extraction firms to re-think their strategies.

Kenya still needs renewable energy sources: Firefly Solar

Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.

Tough year forecast for North American oil and gas

North America’s oil and gas sector faces regulatory uncertainties, a skills shortage and increased competition for financing in 2014, according to an outlook from Deloitte. 

Global decline in coal, oil and natural gas sector projects

Levels of FDI into the coal, oil and natural gas sector have been in decline since 2009, with figures from 2013 suggesting that there is little chance of a revival.

Investors race to cash in on Angolan opportunities

Angola’s work to improve its infrastructure is paying dividends in terms of foreign investment into the country’s mining and financial services sectors. 

Is the US at risk of crumbling

Under pressure: is the US at risk of crumbling?

Years of sluggish economic growth and the political deadlock of recent months have seen the US's AAA credit rating once again come under risk, but could the country's pro-FDI stance and shale gas-fuelled energy boom be about to alleviate some of this pressure?

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly keen to show off their tourism credentials to international travellers. But while visitor numbers are on the rise, the region's dated infrastructure and poor image are proving to be tough obstacles to overcome.

New Zealand finance minister eyes oil riches

New Zealand finance minister eyes oil riches

Remote and robust, New Zealand managed to avoid the worst of the global economic downturn, and while its exports remain strong, the country's finance minister says that oil exploration being carried out could elevate it to another level.

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