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From Locations

Credit check

Iraq's importers and exporters are in desperate need of trade finance but the country's banks are struggling to meet this demand, reports Courtney Fingar

From Locations

Calmer waters

Although high-profile, deadly attacks are still taking place in Iraq, security experts and statistics say that the country's security continues to improve, reports Courtney Fingar

From Locations

Poised for prosperity

Fears over security, a confused legal system, political uncertainty. The banks continuing to give Iraq a wide berth could be forgiven for thinking that very little has changed over the past few years. However, a visit to the country paints an altogether more optimistic picture. Courtney Fingar reports from Baghdad.

Profile: Qasim Al Fahadawhi - The road to recovery

Against all the odds, including nearly losing his own life. The governor of Iraq's Al Anbar province tells Courtney Fingar why he will continue his fight to bring employment to the region

Ceramics trade gets fired up

The discovery of rich clay deposits has led to one of Ras Al Khaimah’s greatest success stories: The establishment of a ceramics plant that has developed into a global leader in just two decades

Gov'ts set for FDI 'driver' role - WAIPA conference

WAIPA Panellists say governments will take a proactive role on crossborder investment In the post-crisis world

From Sectors

SWFs back in favour

Despite taking a heavy hit to their portfolios and garnering bad press along the way, sovereign wealth funds are finally starting to be accepted as an integral part of the international investment paradigm, writes Courtney Fingar and Paul Forrest

Tech boost for Buenos Aires

More than 50 companies have set up in Buenos Aires’ technology district since its creation two years ago, city leaders have reported. Modelled on the Barcelona @22 district, the revamped former industrial area close to the centre of Argentina’s capital is attracting technology companies to a neighbourhood once marked by warehouses and brownfield sites.

From Locations

A place to stay

Expatriates moving to work in Ras Al Khaimah are increasingly seeing it as an attractive place to settle and a viable location for their families to live in. For those who choose to stay, the Emirate has much to offer in terms of quality of life

Alessandro Teixeira

Q&A: Alessandro Teixeira - Under utilised

The president of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies spoke to Courtney Fingar on the sidelines of Waipa’s conference in Buenos Aires about how investment agencies could take a greater role in guiding governments’ FDI policy

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