Tag Archives: FDI

China territorial deadlocks hurt regional trade

Tensions between China and several East Asian countries have heated up over the last year. Is it simply another round of disputes that have occurred multiple times since 2007, or something new? The historical wounds in East Asia never heal. Neighboring countries can live in peace and do business together as long as no one brings […]

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2012 Car Bombing in Bogota; Source: David Maiolo via Wikipedia

Armed conflict, stalled bureaucracy limit Colombia’s economic growth

Global Risk Insights has reported that the largest problem for Venezuela’s PDVSA and Mexico’s Pemex is falling oil production. Now, another South American country, Colombia, has also reported a decrease in oil production for 2013 — due to terrorism, social unrest and government inefficiency.   This year’s spring has not been very pleasant for Colombian politics. The list […]

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Zanzibar’s stability key to preserving Tanzanian Union

April 26th, 2014 marked 50 years of the Union between the Republic of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar. With Zanzibar’s demands for independence growing stronger, there was real concern across the nation about the potential for unrest. However, no violence was recorded. A Record number of Tanzanians congregated in Dar Es Salaam’s Freedom […]

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Sanctions on Russia also hit foreign investment

On 28 April 2014, the U.S. launched its third round of sanctions on Russia, aimed at President Vladimir Putin’s cronies and their businesses. As the situation continues to deteriorate, investors in and out of Russia face bigger risks. Although their confidence has not been entirely crushed, investors are leaving Russia for safety measures. Russia saw […]

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Interview, part II of II: Kurdistan still faces investment roadblocks

This is the second of a two-part interview with Brady Jewett, Kurdistan Region Project Editor at Invest in Group, a publishing and research consultancy in partnership with the Kurdistan Regional Government to promote investment in the region. 7) The code governing FDI in Kurdistan is a bit unclear, as there seems to be regulations coming from […]

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Four Countries that beat the resource curse

Four countries that have successfully navigated the potential pitfalls of natural resource wealth provide examples of how best to avoid falling victim to the “paradox of plenty.” A quick look at emerging powers and the world as a whole reveals the importance and power that certain resources can bring.  Whether it’s Russia using its significant […]

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Interview, part I of II: Kurdistan presents investment opportunity

This is the first of a two-part interview with Brady Jewett, Kurdistan Region Project Editor at Invest in Group, a publishing and research consultancy in partnership with the Kurdistan Regional Government to promote investment in the Region. 1) Let’s start broadly: Why do you think investors should come to Iraqi Kurdistan? There are several reasons. To begin, […]

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BJP raises doubts over future of big business in India

Ahead of elections in India, a recent position paper by the BJP has provoked worry and consternation by those seeking to do business in this major economy. With the political party likely to build off gains from state elections, the ‘statement of intent’ may indicate the future of business in the country. On April 7, India began its national […]

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Sanctions against Russia cause greater capital inflows to Brazil

The Russian Federation’s actions in the Crimea continue to reverberate throughout the world. Far away from Eastern Europe, even Brazil is likely to feel the effects of Russian choices as short-term capital inflows increase. In response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, the United States in conjunction with key allies in Europe and elsewhere have pushed […]

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Latin American countries see rising public discontent

In most Latin American countries, people are taking to the streets to protest against their governments for a variety of issues. If public services and governance indicators do not improve, the demonstrations could take a violent turn and impede economic growth. Since late January 2014, Venezuela has held the spotlight in Latin America. Fast forward […]

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