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Water pressure

Will water pressure lead to investment opportunities?

The growing demands on the world's water supplies have led to recent warnings of future food and energy shortages, as well as more droughts such as those seen in the US this year. Given this, it is little surprise that water security and monitoring services are being increasingly sought-after, and their importance looks set to grow and grow.

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

Kenya’s political landscape threatens growth prospects

Kenya's economic growth in 2012 will only just surpass that of 2011 and is far slower than in other East Africa Community countries, according to research by Roubini Global Economics.

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The growing problem of where to invest in agriculture

As the world's population continues to grow at pace, the problem of food provision is causing a headache for governments the world over. Agriculture investment can go a long way to solving such problems, but deciding where to invest is not so easy.

Greenhouse

Technology fuels growth of greenhouse agriculture

Technology is driving the growth of greenhouse-based agriculture, especially in hot countries where arable land and rainwater are sparse

Syngenta poised for China move

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Sierra Leone seeks to move on from troubled past

Sierra Leone remains stuck in poverty in the wake of a catastrophic civil war. However, the west African country has great potential for foreign investment, says its trade and industry minister David Carew

India considers FDI ban in local tobacco industry

India could be set to serve a stunning blow to the foreign tobacco sector by banning companies such as Japan Tobacco, the Altria Group and British American Tobacco (BAT) from investing in the country, therefore providing a boon for India-based ITC Limited.

Food for thought

There is a growing trend to improve national food security by investing in foreign farmlands. But will it actually work, or does it raise a whole new range of social and political risks, asks Adrian Lewers of Lloyd’s insurer Beazley.

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