fDi Markets Newswire:

OECD lowers Iran’s risk level

Despite increased international isolation and diplomatic tensions, the OECD has an optimistic view on Iran. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Mozambique closes $8bn offshore LNG deal

Mozambique may be one of the world’s more financially troubled economies, but that has not stopped it from closing one of the region’s most ambitious energy deals.

Israel mulls tax cuts after US unveils reforms

Israel is contemplating further corporate tax cuts, despite already making several already, in order to remain competitive with the US. Erika Morphy reports.

Rwanda and Ethiopia look to challenge Africa's FDI giants

FDI in Africa is dominated by behemoth economies such as South Africa and Nigeria. However, hot on their heels are the likes of Rwanda and Ethiopia, which are looking to carve out niches in the tech and manufacturing sectors, respectively. Finbarr Toesland reports.

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.

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.

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.

Hilton

Hilton plans for long African stay

Hotel group Hilton is planning a major push into sub-Saharan Africa, which involves the opening of about 100 hotels over five years and includes conversions and new-builds in the mix. Wendy Atkins reports.

Blockchain Dubai

Cities bid for blockchain supremacy

Everyone wants to be a blockchain leader – but what does it take and which cities can make good on it? Erika Morphy reports.

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