fDi Markets Newswire:

Qatar crisis forces investors to rethink Gulf risk

The ongoing crisis surrounding Qatar, in which a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia are enforcing a blockade, is a worrying development for investors in the Gulf. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the options available to them.

Zuma survives no-confidence vote amid corruption scandals

South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has survived a no confidence vote in the country National Assembly. However, the country is still reeling from a wave of high-profile corruption and malpractice scandals.

Ongoing Qatar blockade stifles investment

Sanctions against Qatar are affecting the business viability of the whole Middle East, analysts warn

Iraqi port receives its largest cargo vessel

Container ship berth marks Umm Qasr’s arrival on the China-Gulf Express route

a new saudi

Saudi Arabia investment minister seeks Vision 2030 boost

Saudi Arabia’s minister for commerce and investment, Dr Majed Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, is keen to revitalise the country’s FDI offering through its Vision 2030 programme. He tells Karen E Thuermer how initiatives such as a new
entertainment city and improved corporate laws will help plug its budget deficit

View from the Middle East and Africa: how will Gulf airlines soar again?

A plethora of global problems has combined with oversupply to hit airlines in the Gulf region. What can they do to redeem their reputations? Mazdak Rafaty reports.

the road to recognition

Foreign minister looks to put Somaliland on FDI map

Saad Ali Shire, the foreign minister of 'de facto state' Somaliland, tells Timothy Conley about the difficulties of attracting investment to a country not recognised by the UN. However, deals with the likes of the UAE and Ethiopia, and FDI from Coca-Cola and DP World, show what can be achieved. 

Egypt passes long-debated investment law

Egypt has passed a new investment law following two years of negotiations, in the hope of cutting red tape. Natasha Turak reports.

Economy major focus as Rouhani wins second term in Iran

While Hassan Rouhani was returned as Iranian president with a clear margin, he faces a tough job, as high unemployment persists and foreign relations remain volatile. Natasha Turak reports.

UAE to impose value-added tax in 2018

Introduction of VAT has put a question mark over the UAE’s status as a tax-free haven. Natasha Turak reports.

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