foreign direct investment

Zimbabwe eyes FDI despite indigenisation policy

Zimbabwe has an estimated debt of $10,7 billion, representing 110% of GDPZimbabwe business players are hopeful that foreign direct investment will double within the next five years and that the country's economy can grow at an annual rate of 7.3%, despite policies that are believed to be unfriendly for investors.

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Zimbabwe's indigenisation law gets review as investments fall

Zimbabwe is fine tuning its indigenisation law to provide flexible terms on capital projects, including those in energy and water sectors, in a move aimed at attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Can Africa benefit from a Greek exit?

Though the idea of 'eurogeddon' is shaking world markets and leaving many wondering what will come next, are there any ways in which Africa could benefit from a country leaving the eurozone? 

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Country Profile 2012: Seychelles

Flag SeychellesHaving been allowed a clean sweep in the latest elections in late September 2011, thanks to a complete boycott by the main opposition party, President James Michel's Parti Lepep (PL) has been sufficiently embarrassed by its now complete political dominance to recognise the need for electoral reform.

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Construction: Build a bigger and better tomorrow

altStrong economic growth brings more business for construction companies, but the top firms are facing capacity problems and uncertain regulatory prospects Africa's construction materials companies are struggling to keep up with demand.

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Country Profile 2012: NAMIBIA

altContenders Eye Pohamba's Exit
President Hifikepunye Pohamba and the ruling South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) will remain the dominant force in Namibian politics. Whoever succeeds Pohamba is likely to maintain his broadly probusiness policies to ensure Namibia continues to attract FDI.

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Ghana: Gas gets green light

Policy makers have finally settled on a master plan and financing package that provide the framework for the exploitation of natural gas reserves from the Jubilee field 

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When Africans take control of their mines and future

 The Africanisation of executives has started as more and more entrepreneurs from the continent invest in some of Africa's most promising sectors.

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Foreign investors give Zimbabwe a wide berth

Map of ZimbabweInternational investors continue to shun Zimbabwe as only $105 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) was received last year compared to $1 billion recorded by neighbouring South Africa.

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