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Has FDI fallen out of favour in New Zealand?

Observers fear New Zealand’s historic openness to foreign investors could be a thing of the past under new prime minister Jacinda Ardern, with property speculation coming under increased scrutiny. Lucia Dore reports.

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New Zealand First’s Peters likely kingmaker in hung parliament

New Zealand’s inconclusive general election in September leaves the New Zealand First party as a credible coalition partner for Labour or the National party. Lucia Dore reports.

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IFSWF Conference: where should sovereign wealth funds invest?

The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) held its Eighth Annual Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in early November, which addressed issues of how sovereign wealth funds SWFs could ensure sufficiently high returns in a low-growth, low-interest rate environment and how climate change initiatives would impact investment opportunities. 

Not for sale: Australia and New Zealand crack down on foreign real estate buyers

Land purchases are a controversial area of foreign investment into Australia and New Zealand. Now the governments of both countries are increasing regulation of their real estate markets to favour local buyers.

New Zealand split in two over FDI

New Zealand split in two over FDI

The question of how much foreign investment is too much is a hot topic in New Zealand. On one side of the argument proponents of FDI believe it is responsible for the country's higher-than-average economic growth, but on the other, patriotic New Zealanders believe that the level of foreign ownership, particularly of land, has reached a tipping point.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Dubai hits hospitality high

Tourists are flocking to Dubai, with figures for 2013 looking impressive and new hotels being constructed on a regular basis. 

View from the Middle East and Africa: the potential of renewable energy

The focus on long-term energy diversification in the Middle East and north Africa spells investment potential for some. 

View from Middle East & Africa: October/November 2013

Despite good news coming out of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the investment outlook within the Middle East and north Africa is bleak.

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

GCC property market shows an uneven recovery

The economic crisis of 2008 and beyond made its presence felt across the property markets of the Gulf Co-operation Council, with some countries affected worse than others. Among the hardest hit was Dubai, but the emirate is showing strong signs of recovery.

View from Middle East and Africa: August/September 2013

The aftermath of the Arab Spring continues to heavily influence investment patterns across the Middle East and north Africa.

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