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Mongolia struggles against investor "apathy"

Attendees at a conference in Hong Kong admit that investment in Mongolia has taken a hit in recent years, but maintain that the country still holds significant investment potential. 

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Accessible Astana: how the city's SEZ is attracting investors

Astana’s special economic zone has added to the appeal of Kazakhstan’s capital city and looks set to receive a boost through its proximity to China's planned New Silk Road. Jacopo Dettoni surveys what is on offer.

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Astana makes its mark as an investment hub

Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city since 1997, has grown exponentially over the past 18 years and is now central to the country’s future plans, a position emboldened by its hosting of global events such as Expo 2017. Jacopo Dettoni pays a visit.

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A vision realised: Astana's journey from small town to investment capital

When Astana was made the capital city of Kazakhstan, few would have imagined that the small, windswept town would become a major central Asian economic hub hosting events such as Expo 2017. However, can it maintain this pace of development? Jacopo Dettoni investigates.

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Iran awaits sanctions end to unleash FDI potential

Foreign companies are renewing relations with Iran in anticipation of an agreement over its uranium enrichment programme. Will the lifting of sanctions allow the country to finally meet its potential as an investment destination? 

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Is Kazakhstan set for EEU investment hub status?

Kazakhstan is gunning to be the investment hub for the recently launched Eurasian Economic Union, but the collapse of the Russian rouble has left companies investing in the country struggling to turn a profit. 

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Bahrain's bid to be gateway to the Gulf

Bahrain is looking to claw back its advantage as an investor gateway to the Gulf region, targeting specific sectors that will add value to its economy and create jobs.

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Kazakhstan brings in FDI reforms

It is hoped that a series of reforms to the country's investment framework will lure foreign investors back to Kazakhstan and help to diversify its economy.

FDI inflows run out of energy in central Asia

FDI inflows run out of energy in central Asia

FDI into central Asia has largely been limited to extractive sectors. While this has led to some big-ticket investments, it can be unreliable as a source of capital inflow, and countries in the region are waking up to the fact that they need to diversify their economies and broaden their appeal.

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Asean's market liberalisation agenda

Critics claim that strict foreign ownership rules stand between the Association of South-East Asian Nations and the region attracting more FDI. Will the development of the Asean economic community help expedite the lifting of these barriers to investment?

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