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VC firms invested $1.4bn in African start-ups last year

Venture capital activity has surged over last six years led by fintech and IT

FDI seeks safety in developed markets as Covid-19 bites

Developed markets hold top five spots in AT Kearney FDI Confidence index

Global start-up economy tops $3tn as ecosystems flourish

Tokyo, Seoul, Shenzhen and Hangzhou all now boast robust R&D clusters

UK sets out tougher scrutiny of foreign takeovers

New powers allow government to protect key sectors such as healthcare and technology

Unctad: FDI set to fall 40% this year

Global investment expected to drop further in 2021, before slowly recovering

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AfDB outlines plan to safeguard agricultural supply chains

New programme seeks to mitigate impact of coronavirus on Africa’s food systems

Australia tightens foreign investment review framework

Government to get new powers to reject investments deemed a national security threat

Tesla eyes UK for gigafactory facility

Electric carmaker reportedly working with UK government to find R&D manufacturing site

Algeria eases foreign ownership restrictions

51/49 majority ownership rule removed but curbs still apply in strategic sectors

India seeks to capitalise on supply chain shake-up

Delhi ramps up efforts to get foreign firms to relocate operations from China