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growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

In profile: growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

At the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa in Cape Town in May, fDi spoke to leading officials from three African countries that are implementing strategies to improve their records for attracting foreign investment.

Japan and Myanmar sign a memorandum of co-operation

Free zones: the potential pitfalls

Free zones are often seen as a cure-all remedy to the problems developing economies encounter when trying to attract FDI. However, the reality is that such projects need careful planning and long-term support if they are to fulfil such wishes, as Barbara Njau discovers.

China redefines its role in Africa

China redefines its role in Africa

For more than a decade, China’s involvement in Africa has brought financial gain to both regions. But how will this relationship develop as China looks to shift away from being an export-led economy?

North America and China trade insults

North America and China trade insults

As animosity between North America and China grows, North America is being increasingly protectionist in its FDI policies, which Chinese investors are rebuffing with claims that they lack clarity and transparency.

Chinese companies bullish in FDI plans: HSBC

The difficult global economic landscape is not deterring Chinese companies from expanding abroad, according to a survey by HSBC.

The global race to get connected

The global race to get connected

The internet is continuing to transform the way that people work, and businesses and governments alike are recognising the importance of ensuring that access to this service is available to everyone, everywhere.

Kenyan government commissions country's first technology city

The Kenyan government has given the go-ahead to construct east Africa's first business and technology park.

Going places: how technology has helped speed up border control

How technology has helped speed up border control

How are countries using technology to maintain the security of their borders, while ensuring that visitors' early impressions are positive?

Tech focus drives Pittsburgh revival

Tech focus drives Pittsburgh revival

Once the home of a steel industry and little else, Pittsburgh was all but written off in the 1970s and 1980s as that industry collapsed. However, the city's focus on technological and biotech innovation, combined with an environment that encourages entrepreneurship, has turned its fortunes full circle.

Dubai special economic zones

Dubai's free zones: something for everyone

Dubai’s free zones are drawing in businesses unfamiliar with the Middle East, thanks to a combination of an impressive infrastructure, sound business advice being on offer and low taxation. 

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