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Iraq rebuilds

Iraq takes steps to rise from the rubble

In the wake of a long and bloody campaign to drive out Islamic State, Iraq may now be looking at its greatest opportunity for recovery since the US-led invasion nearly 15 years ago. Natasha Turak reports. 

DRC cobalt

The cobalt curse: supply risk and inequality in the DRC

Investors lured by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s supplies of cobalt – an essential component of rechargeable batteries – must contend with political instability and a dangerously unregulated business environment, as Natasha Turak discovers.

Brian Gallant

New Brunswick premier shows why smaller means faster

Brian Gallant, the premier of New Brunswick in Canada, has learned first-hand that his relatively small province can react faster to industry trends than its larger, more populous neighbours. He speaks to Natasha Turak.

Audley Shaw

Jamaican minister of finance not blown off course

Jamaica’s finance minister, Audley Shaw, talks to Natasha Turak about keeping tourist numbers high and how investment in clean energy is part of the long-term fight against extreme weather events.

Faisal Al Haimus

Trade Bank of Iraq chairman looks to finance Iraq's future

Faisal Al Haimus, chairman of the Trade Bank of Iraq, the country's largest bank and the government’s primary vehicle for imports and trade, talks to Natasha Turak about the war-torn state's rebirth and moving away from a cash-based economy.

Craig Smith, Marriott

View from the C-Suite: Marriott finds Marriott finds China's middle ground

Craig Smith, Marriott International managing director for Asia-Pacific, explains to Natasha Turak how the hotel chain is using local expertise – such as a link up with Alibaba – to make the most of the Chinese middle class's love of travel.

Lea Gimenez

Paraguay's finance minister enjoys diversity dividend

Lea Gimenez, Paraguay’s finance minister, talks to Natasha Turak about how the country has escaped the economic woes of its Latin American neighbours through a combination of economic diversity and improved transparency.

ANDRIAMBOLOLONA

Madagascar’s finance minister seeks partners in power

Madagascar’s minister of finance, Vonintsalama Andriambololona, talks to Natasha Turak about the need for investment in power generation and how the country can make itself more competitive.

Klaipeda gas

Klaipeda gives Lithuania a gas-powered independence

The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal at Klaipeda has enabled Lithuania to broaden its energy sources where once it had to rely on Russia. The resultant cut in costs has boosted the economy and benefited investors in the local free trade zone. Natasha Turak reports.

From News

Iraq's Kurdistan plunged into financial uncertainty

The failed independence referendum and resignation of president Masoud Barzani have rocked the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Natasha Turak looks at how this could affect its investment potential.

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