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An overprotective instinct

Will Mongolia's overprotective instinct deter investors?

Faced with a highly nationalistic electorate, particularly where China is concerned, resource-rich Mongolia has introduced a new foreign investment law aimed at protecting its natural assets. However, as its recent dispute with state-owned Chinese firm Chalco shows, the results could damage the country's international reputation.

Nordgold, Russia

Nordgold breaks new ground

Russian gold mining company Nordgold has expanded through many developing markets since its inception in 2007, and is looking to continue growing in regions that more established operators have tended to avoid.

Mining the investment gap

Tajikistan taps mineral resources potential

For years, Tajikistan's economy has been heavily reliant on remittances from Russia, with a severe lack of private investment from both foreign and domestic business. But while Western companies remain cautious about entering the country, the former Soviet republic's vast gold and silver deposits could yet provide a China-fuelled investment boom.

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.

Sierra Leone's opposition leader expresses election concerns

Sierra Leone's incumbent government have been accused of derailing democracy in the country as well as stunting its economic potential by the leader of the opposition party, Julius Maada Bio.

South Australia refines its FDI strategy

South Australia's government has set up a promotional agency in a bid to attract more FDI to the region.

Tanzania president tells African governments that regional integration is key

The president of Tanzania tells AfDB delegates that the continent must promote intra-African trade if it is to avoid further economic crises.

Finland’s Adelia Group targets DRC’s Équateur province

With political tensions in the country easing, Finnish natural resources company Adelia Group is looking to take advantage of untapped opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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?

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.

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