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Will new markets see Angola through oil slump

Will new markets see Angola through oil slump?

Can Angola defy the downturn in oil demand and continue to profit from its abundance of fossil fuels? One analyst thinks it can – with a little help from a more diverse range of overseas investors.

Green grows up
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Maturity at last for renewable energy

Is the decline in spending on green energy over the past five years a sign of investors gaining a clearer understanding of the market?

The cashless route to banking sub-Saharan Africa

The cashless route to banking sub-Saharan Africa

How to reach Africa's highly unbanked population has been a conundrum lenders have been attempting to crack for years. However, with telecommunications companies leading the way, 'cashless banking' through pre-paid cards or mobile phones is going a long way to solving this problem.

Gustavo Leite

Paraguay industry minister looks to navigate unique investment path

Paraguay's minister of industry and commerce, Gustavo Leite, tells Barbara Njau that, despite being landlocked, the country's geographical position works to its advantage when doing business with the economic powerhouse of neighbouring Brazil

Closing the finance gap

Kuala Lumpur looks to emerge from Singapore's financial shadow

Singapore may be the leading international financial centre in south-east Asia, but Kuala Lumpur is looking to narrow the gap through becoming a regional hub for Islamic finance as well as catering for more conventional financial institutions through its Tun Razak Exchange.

A hub for south-east Asia

Kuala Lumpur: a hub for south-east Asia

The Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur is a popular destination for tourists, and is rising in prominence as a finance and business hub for the south-east Asia region. Barbara Njau charts the city's progress.

Keeping Kuala Lumpur moving as tourists flock in

Keeping Kuala Lumpur moving as tourists flock in

Kuala Lumpur is the eighth most visited city globally, with tourists flocking to attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers. However, concerns over the city's inadequate transport networks are frequently voiced, something local officials are rectifying with a series of new projects.

Mustapa bin Mohamed
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Malaysia's international trade minister: Kuala Lumpur going from strength to strength

Malaysia's minister of international trade and industry, Mustapa bin Mohamed, tells Barbara Njau that Kuala Lumpur's role has been and remains integral to Malaysia's rise as a global trade hub.

Idris Jala

Pemandu CEO takes private route to Kuala Lumpur transformation

Idris Jala, CEO of the Malaysian government's business development unit Pemandu, tells Barbara Njau why Kuala Lumpur's private sector is driving many of the city's improvements.

An Asian energy champion

Kuala Lumpur seeks to become south-east Asia's energy hub

While much of the oil and gas activity in Malaysia takes place away from Kuala Lumpur, the city has established itself as a global leader in energy terms, with foreign energy firms increasingly coming to the capital to establish a south-eastern Asian base.

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