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Little change and a glimpse of hope as Mirziyoyev takes reins in Uzbekistan

New president Shavkat Mirziyoyev represents continuity rather than change for Uzbekistan, but many in the country believe the time is ripe for much needed reforms, especially foreign exchange, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. Despite the worst foreign investment record in the CIS, investors see potential in the country’s vast resources and are keenly waiting for it to emerge from its long-time isolation.

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Q&A with Kazakh sovereign wealth fund

Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund, Samruk-Kazyna, is looking to finally privatise many of its assets, after a series of false starts. The fund's newly appointed managing director for strategy and portfolio investment, Baljeet Kaur Grewal, talks Jacopo Dettoni through the plans.

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Turkey seeks to heat up FDI following failed coup

The Turkish government regained control after the coup attempt in July 15, and extended an initial three-month state of emergency. Investors have not fled the country, reports Jacopo Dettoni, but inflows are drying up.

Zil factory, Moscow
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The real estate development that consign Moscow's Soviet-era factories to history

Dozens of industrial areas lie idle in Moscow as redevelopment has been hindered by fragmented ownership structures. However, through a new law enabling local authorities to expropriate these areas, regeneration is expected to pick up and drive a rebound in the local real estate market, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.  

Hinkley Point
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Who is controlling China's foreign investment drive?

The often opaque ownership of Chinese companies is presenting Western authorities considering FDI deals with the challenge of discovering who ultimately controls these entities, and whether they carry antitrust risk. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Argentina FX
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From basket case to FDI hotspot? Argentina's revival under Macri

Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri, is turning the page on the troubled Kirchner years and aiming to revive the country's economy. FDI figures are on the rise again after years of decline but investors' patience will be tested as the country struggles to shrug off double-digit inflation rates. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Mauricio Cárdenas
From Locations

Colombia pledges to respect fiscal rule despite falling oil revenues

Colombia is struggling to keep its accounts in order as contributions from resource-based industries dry up. However, the government is committed to cutting expenditure and diversifying the economy to sustain growth and prevent burgeoning deficits, finance minister Mauricio Cárdenas tells Jacopo Dettoni. 

Manuel Santos
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Colombia mulls way forward as peace deal fails

Colombian voters recently rejected a proposed deal to end a 52-year-old conflict with Farc rebels, casting new shadows over the country's economy. President Manuel Santos now faces a tough road ahead as he is left with little room to approve a new peace agreement and the key reforms needed to cover growing fiscal deficits. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Amy Bryant

More UK business for Jersey post-Brexit

As a Crown Dependency, Jersey is neither part of the UK or the EU. Amy Bryant, chief operating officer at investment promotion agency Jersey Finance, tells fDi how this special status leaves it unaffected by the Brexit uncertainties swirling nearby. 

From Locations

Colombia expects to reap economic fruits of peace

Colombia's peace agreement with Farc, which will go to a referendum in early October, could create new investment opportunities, finance minister Mauricio Cárdenas tells fDi.

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