Investors still betting on Ukraine

The ongoing unrest has not deterred investors from Ukraine, with the country continuing to attract foreign capital.

Is Indonesia in a jam

Will the real Indonesia please stand up?

The growth of Indonesia’s economy has made headlines in recent years, but 2014 sees the country at a crossroads, with slowing growth, a still-creaking infrastructure, an end to cheap credit from the US and uncertainty regarding the impact of economic integration with the Association of South-East Asian Nations. 

Brazil and Cuba sign three investment agreements

Three memorandums of understanding have been signed between Brazil and Cuba.

Caribbean experiences FDI growth in 2013

Inward FDI in the Caribbean was up by more than 25% in 2013, compared with the previous year.

Tomasz Telma

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.

New growth plan needed in CEE: McKinsey

A report by global consultancy McKinsey suggests that economies in central and eastern Europe adopt a new growth strategy to reduce the region's reliance on the western European economy.

Zoran Stavreski

Macedonia uses its EU outsider advantage

Macedonia’s finance minister and deputy PM, Zoran Stavreski, explains why his country’s EU candidate status allows it greater flexibility on taxes and incentives than other countries in the union can offer

Bill Haslam

Tennessee governor takes business approach to attracting investment

The governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, tells Michal Kaczmarski how his background in business shapes his approach to seeking investment and why there is more to his home state than whiskey.

Edi Rama

Albania PM: country ready to do business

Albania's new government has set about ridding the country of its reputation for corruption and demonstrating to investors from the western Balkans and beyond that it is very much open for business, its prime minister Edi Rama says.

Irrigation shortfall harming Ukraine agriculture potential

Black Sea Economic Forum delegates told that improved irrigation could turn Crimea region into major food producer for Europe and the rest of the world.

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