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Zambia branches out

Resource-rich Zambia hopes diversity will bring prosperity

The Zambian economy has been growing apace in recent years, but with the country largely reliant on its mining industry and many of the proceeds from this sector not benefiting local people, the government is offering incentives for investment in other sectors.

MIPIM 2012: focus on Canada

MIPIM 2012: focus on Canada

The mayors of five Canadian cities tell Michal Kaczmarski about their cities' development and infrastructure plans that they are promoting at the 2012 MIPIM global real estate conference in Cannes.

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?

Tuscany: not just a pretty face

Tuscany: not just a pretty face

Tuscany's beauty is both a blessing and a curse. While its history and image draw in tourists by the million, convincing would-be foreign investors that underneath the picture-postcard views lies a hard-nosed attitude to business is a tricky task, but one its president is tackling head on.

Chile launches diversification push

Chile embarks upon diversification push

The Chilean government is looking to make the country's economy less reliant on its mining sector.

Predrag Sekulic

Montenegrin tourism minister looks to build a reputation

Montenegro's minister of sustainable development and tourism, Predrag Sekulic, explains how his country's reputation as a high-quality holiday destination is slowly growing, but further investment in construction and infrastructure is needed if it is to continue on an upward trajectory.

Iskandar

Inaugral Global Special Economic Zones Summit highlights growing importance of SEZs

At the inaugural Global Special Economic Zones Summit in Malaysia, the country's officials were keen to promote the success of  the country's many SEZs, attributing the growth in Malaysia's economy to the influence of these zones.

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.

Xavier Luc Duval

Mauritius seeks to offer investors stable African foothold

Mauritius' vice-prime minister tells fDi how he is concerned about the impact of the eurozone crisis on the country's exports and tourism sector, but is positive over the country's business environment, which, he says, is an ideal starting point for any investor looking to enter Africa.

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Political tensions have long kept Fiji off the investment map, making it difficult for the country to capitalise on its natural beauty and its bountiful resources. But with martial law lifted at the beginning of 2012 and the promise of free elections in the coming years, can Fiji convince the rest of the world that it is finally a safe place to invest?

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