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Gabon energy minister stands defiant on oil future

Gabon energy minister stands defiant on oil future

Gabon's energy minister Etienne Ngoubou says the country's economy is thriving thanks to its oil reserves, but how long will these reserves last?

Iranian SWF uses funds to attract FDI

Iranian sovereign wealth fund National Development Fund has announced that it will help finance FDI projects in the country.

Global FDI recovery derailed: Unctad report

Global FDI took a big hit in 2012, with developed nations suffering the full brunt of continued economic fragility.

Australia's mining boom is over, says Nexia Australia

A downturn in demand from Asia-Pacific is likely to lead to a slowdown in the previously unabated growth of the Australian mining sector, according to accounting and consultancy firm Nexia Australia.

Colombia's oil industry set for boom

Colombia grants licences for oil exploration as investor confidence in the country grows. 

Donetsks industrial past gets a refit

Donetsk's industrial past gets a refit

Built on steel and coal, Donetsk Oblast has a long history of industry, but now the region is looking to diversify its offerings. With investment opportunities in new technologies, tourism, logistics and warehousing, backed up by political will, the region looks set to prosper.

Shale gas: balancing the pros and cons

Shale gas: balancing the pros and cons

Shale gas may be plentiful in supply but the high cost of extraction is raising questions about the profitability of this new source of energy.

Angola seeks diversity to cure its oil headache

Angola seeks diversity to cure its oil headache

Angola, one of Africa's economic success stories over the past decade, is keen to diversify its economy beyond oil. But are investors interested?

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Will political wrangling leave Hungary starved of FDI

Since taking office, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has implemented a plethora of new laws and entered into bitter disputes with both the EU and the International Monetary Fund. Could such actions put investors off the central European country?

Reform pays off for Colombia

A wave of reform, together with the easing of security concerns, have helped increase Colombia's appeal to foreign investors in the past few years.

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