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Dubai's government initiates economic diversification

Dubai's economy has long been dependent on its real estate and tourism sectors but, in a bid to diversify, the emirate has started focusing on logistics, financial services and energy, with government-backed initiatives – including an airport city, a financial free zone and a new solar park – driving the rapid growth of each of these sectors.

Kenya 'on growth trajectory'

Kenya's permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance says 2013's elections will not shake the country's improving economy.

Traverse City cashes in on its aesthetic charms

Being located close to what has recently been named as the most beautiful place in the US has brought tourists flocking to Traverse City. However, as the city's mayor explains, there is much more to the area than a pretty face.

Investors wait on Arab Spring countries

Investors wait and see on Arab Spring countries

The Arab Spring protests, and the months of political instability that followed, slowed FDI inflows into north Africa. But rather than pulling out of the region entirely, many investors simply put their projects on hold or moved into other more stable economies such as Morocco and Algeria.

Lao Holdings takes action against government

A suit being brought against the Lao government at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes could damage the country's reputation, deterring further foreign investment.

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Antigua and Barbuda finance minister looks for small comforts

Despite its small size, Antigua and Barbuda's economic integration with other Caribbean jurisdictions gives its companies a huge market to do business with, says the minister of finance, economy and public administration. However, the island's image of being a tax haven is one that will have to be shed in order to achieve bigger growth.

Haitian prime minister vows to revive impoverished country

Following his election this year, Haitian prime minister Laurent Lamothe has put plans in place to help boost FDI and improve job prospects in the country.

Tarso Genro, governor of Rio Grande do Sul

Rio Grande do Sul's World Cup goal

The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul will be one of the host regions of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the state's governor is intending to use the event to show would-be investors that the region is the easiest in the country in which to do business.

Jamaica's investment promotion agency, Jampro

Caribbean IPAs go extra mile to fight preconceptions

Dogged by preconceptions of the region being a little more than a holiday retreat or a tax haven, investment promotion agencies in the Caribbean are focusing upon providing the best possible service to would-be investors – both large and small – in order to attract international businesses to their countries.

Albania in tourism push

Senior officials in Albania have prioritised the growth of the country's tourist industry in a bid to attract investors.

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