Ras Al Khaimah posts 8% GDP growth

Ras Al Khaimah has posted GDP growth double that of the United Arab Emirates, according to Peter Fort the newly appointed CEO of RAK Free Trade Zone.

CAR rebel victory throws resource deals into doubt

As the Central African Republic reels from the instability brought about by the overthrow of its government, observers are questioning South Africa’s role in the country, resource deals signed by the previous regime could be undone.

growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

In profile: growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

At the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa in Cape Town in May, fDi spoke to leading officials from three African countries that are implementing strategies to improve their records for attracting foreign investment.

University of Derby

Derby's warm welcome for business and beyond

Though Derby may appear small when compared with other business hubs in the UK and Europe, this works to the city's advantage, as its business community is welcoming, interlinked and possesses a real zeal to move the city forward.

Japan and Myanmar sign a memorandum of co-operation

Free zones: the potential pitfalls

Free zones are often seen as a cure-all remedy to the problems developing economies encounter when trying to attract FDI. However, the reality is that such projects need careful planning and long-term support if they are to fulfil such wishes, as Barbara Njau discovers.

Annise Parker

Houston, we have an image problem

The US city of Houston has a lot to offer as a business destination, as its strong record in FDI proves. Its only problem, says the city's mayor, Annise Parker, is in trying to shake off outdated negative perceptions.

South-eastern US states and Poland foster ties

Representatives from Poland and south-eastern states in the US have come together to explore opportunities

China redefines its role in Africa

China redefines its role in Africa

For more than a decade, China’s involvement in Africa has brought financial gain to both regions. But how will this relationship develop as China looks to shift away from being an export-led economy?

Newcastle eyes oil riches

Newcastle eyes oil riches

A network of businesses is springing up in Newcastle and the north-east of England, catering to the demands of the offshore oil and gas industry. But can the region overcome perceived supply chain shortcomings while addressing a dearth of skilled labour? 

Angola's economic ascent gets a new burst of energy

Angola's economic ascent gets a new burst of energy

Thanks to its oil reserves, Angola has gone from an economic basket case to sub-Saharan Africa’s third biggest economy in just 10 years. Production is expected to continue rise steadily until 2020 when, if the most optimistic predictions about the country’s pre-salt reserves prove accurate, its output could skyrocket.

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