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AIM conference kicks off with anti-protectionism message

The Annual Investment Meeting in the United Arab Emirates began with a warning against the trend for protectionist policies that is gathering pace around the world. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Saudi Arabia opens domestic work agencies to FDI

Saudi Arabia has authorised foreign investment in domestic workers’ recruitment agencies, though some say the system needs further reform. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Morocco finance minister looks to bigger stability dividend

North Africa has experienced a lot of political and social unrest in recent years, meaning that the relatively stable Morocco has emerged as a regional FDI hub. The country's minister of economy and finance, Mohamed Boussaid, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the next stage in attracting big investments.

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Paris Region president takes pride in challenging prejudices

Paris Region president Valérie Pécresse is keen to inform would-be investors of the area's many charms, but is also aware that doing business in France comes with many preconceptions for outsiders. She explains to Sebastian Shehadi how these barriers are being broken down.

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Egypt election considered unlikely to threaten FDI

Observers believe that Egypt's presidential election in late March should not pose a threat to foreign investors in the country, writes Sebastian Shehadi.

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Egypt takes the nuclear option

Egypt is building its first nuclear power plant, a $30bn project awarded to Russian energy company Rosatom and partly funded by a loan from Russia. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Israel’s economy minister hails ‘the start-up nation’

Greenfield foreign investment to Israel soared in 2017, thanks to its well established innovation ecosystem. However, the country is seeking to further diversify its sources of FDI, as minister of economy and industry Eli Cohen explains to Sebastian Shehadi.  

Baker McKenzie’s Anahita Thoms on the rise of FDI screening

Following the US’s lead, Germany is stepping up its FDI screening laws, especially with regards to Chinese investment in critical industries. The EU and global community are beginning to follow suit, Anahita Thoms, partner at Baker McKenzie, tells Sebastian Shehadi.

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Outlook good for real estate investment after a record 2017

Optimism abounds after global real estate investment hit an all-time high in 2017, according to findings from Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE presented at the MIPIM gathering in Cannes. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Barcelona-Catalonia region goes on attracting FDI

Foreign investment into Barcelona and Catalonia has remained strong despite political upheaval surrounding the latter’s independence referendum in 2017. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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