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Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.

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. 

Cyprus finance sector back on path to stability

Cyprus finance sector back on path to stability

Cyprus has turned a corner after its recent banking crisis, say observers, with investor confidence gradually returning to the finance sector. And the country’s emerging fund industry and foreign exchange trading are providing a potential draw for foreign investors. 

Charles Taylor

View from the C-Suite: Charles Taylor slowly goes global

The CEO of insurance services firm Charles Taylor sees opportunities for his firm in every region of the world, but is happy for the 'traditional SME' to grow at a controllable pace.

Uganda's discipline pays growth dividend

Uganda is entering a period of growth thanks to a disciplined approach to managing its finances, and developing opportunities in the oil, financial services and agricultural sectors. Barbara Njau talked to the country’s finance minister.

Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

New $6bn investment in Iraq oil sector

Switzerland-based heavy engineering company Satarem is investing $6bn to build a new large-scale oil refinery in Iraq.

Nova Scotia covers all bases

Nova Scotia covers all bases

The relatively small and quiet Canadian province of Nova Scotia manages to punch above its weight in the investment stakes, thanks in no small part to its economic development agency, which has taken a creative and thorough approach to attracting FDI.

SMEs lead FDI into Hong Kong

Hong Kong is developing as a destination for small and medium-sized enterprises, which are increasingly leading FDI into the region, while global corporations are also targeting Hong Kong as a base for international headquarters.

Latam M&A up in first half of 2013

M&A deals have experienced a 14% increase in total value in Latin America in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.

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