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Tehran takes first steps to reintegration

Iran’s nuclear deal has put Tehran in the investment spotlight, but the government will need to address the city’s considerable structural challenges.

View from the Middle East & Africa: following Dubai's flight path

Investing in the aerospace industry has paid off handsomely for Dubai, and rising African economies could enjoy similar success if they follow such a model.

View from the Middle East & Africa: why it pays to assist SMEs

SMEs are the lifeblood of any economy, but, as demonstrated in the UAE, even the most well-meaning of policies to encourage their growth can miss the target.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Dubai lays out extended tourist welcome mat

Dubai's government has set ambitious new targets for its tourism sector. Hitting them will mean overcoming both domestic and global challenges, including the fluctuating price of real estate in the emirate and the falling price of oil, which is impacting Dubai's business environment.

From Locations

View from the Middle East & Africa: clean energy opportunities in Africa

Africa, home to vast deserts and abundant river reservoirs, continues to face electricity supply challenges. There's still room for growth in renewable energy, however.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Unleashing the potential of local innovation

Governments in Africa are catching on to the development potential of ICT solutions developed by local entrepreneurs.  

View from Middle East and Africa: can Africa feed the Middle East?

Middle Eastern countries are increasingly turning to African agriculture to solve their food shortages. However, concerns have been raised over the one-sidedness of these deals.

View from the Middle East and Africa: The aerospace growth factor

The aerospace sector is spearheading growth in the Middle East, but efforts in Africa are being hampered by political uncertainty and underdeveloped infrastructure. 

View from the Middle East and Africa: Unrest brings contrasting fortunes

Countries in the Middle East and Africa are seeing a divergence in fortunes, with some suffering political turmoil while others see huge gains in FDI.

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