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  • Haldor Topsoe creates most jobs in the Middle East and Africa
    Danish catalysis firm Haldor Topsoe created 4000 jobs in the region in H2, 2017, more than any other company in the region
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 10:43am -
  • UAE’s milestone law will give foreign investors total ownership
    An eagerly anticipated legal change will soon enable foreign investors to own 100% of their assets in the United Arab Emirates, which is hoping the move will boost FDI. Sebastian Shehadi reports.
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 7:42am -
  • Bayat Energy expansion a victory for Afghanistan’s recovery
    Afghanistan, energy-rich but energy-hungry, has secured a major expansion from oil and gas developer, Bayat Energy, thereby marking another step in Afghanistan’s economic recovery. Olivia Azadegan reports.
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 18, 7:12am -
  • OECD urban policy head: put affordable city housing first
    Dr Rudiger Ahrend, head of urban policy, public governance and territorial development at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), tells Sebastian Shehadi about the impact of misguided urban regulation and other global challe…
    - 7 days ago, 16 May 18, 6:32am -
  • Bonn mayor focuses on offices for tech
    Mayor of Bonn Ashok Sridharan tells Sebastian Shehadi about the city’s thriving IT sector, its internationalism and its foreign investment needs. 
    - 7 days ago, 16 May 18, 6:19am -
  • Loans retain their lustre in Nordic real estate market
    While Nordic firms are using more bonds, and are keen to diversify their funding base, their preference for bank loans in the real estate sector shows little sign of waning, as Danielle Myles discovers.
    - 8 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:03am -
  • Fixed income: the next generation of funding
    Nordic property firms’ affinity for the bond market has accelerated in recent years. Danielle Myles investigates why.
    - 8 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:02am -
  • Nordic property sector builds on firm foundations
    With a track record of regular growth, the Nordic property sector presents an attractive destination for investors. High quality assets and political stability suggest that the environment will remain a good risk for the foreseeable future. Sverrir T…
    - 8 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:02am -
  • Nordic FX: volatility ahead?
    The Nordic countries’ currencies are renowned for stability and low risk, but concerns are surfacing around the currencies of Norway and Sweden, nicknamed the 'nokkie' and the 'stocky'. Joy Macknight reports.
    - 8 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:01am -
  • Will Nordic equity markets maintain their hot streak?
    Property companies in the Nordic region have favoured the equity market recently as investors responded to low interest rates. Can the outlook remain positive despite Sweden's declining house prices? Stefanie Linhardt reports.
    - 8 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:00am -

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    The Banker: World

    • Does cutting NPLs make Italy a land of opportunity?
      The state is making it easier for Italian banks to reduce their cripplingly high level of non-performing loans, but investors should proceed with caution even in the new climate. 
      - 25 days ago, 27 Apr 18, 10:12am -
    • Direct investment enjoys Nordic upswing
      Private equity funds are expressing ever-greater interest in the Nordic property market, and listed companies are next on their shopping list, writes Stefanie Linhardt.
      - 26 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 10:56am -
    • Why do Nordic property companies take the high road on LTVs?
      When compared with the rest of Europe, Nordic property companies tend to operate with higher loan-to-value ratios. Stefanie Linhardt looks at why this approach works in the region.
      - 26 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 9:17am -
    • Will Nordic equity markets maintain their hot streak?
      Property companies in the Nordic region have favoured the equity market recently as investors responded to low interest rates. Can the outlook remain positive despite Sweden's declining house prices? Stefanie Linhardt reports.
      - 26 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 8:02am -
    • Nordic property sector builds on firm foundations
      With a track record of regular growth, the Nordic property sector presents an attractive destination for investors. High quality assets and political stability suggest that the environment will remain a good risk for the foreseeable future. Sverrir T…
      - 27 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 12:36pm -
    • Nordic FX: volatility ahead?
      The Nordic countries’ currencies are renowned for stability and low risk, but concerns are surfacing around the currencies of Norway and Sweden, nicknamed the 'nokkie' and the 'stocky'. Joy Macknight reports.
      - 27 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 10:01am -
    • Top 100 African Banks ranking 2018: reasons to be cheerful
      African banks have reason to celebrate, as The Banker's Top 100 ranking shows. Having survived a tough economic period, the figures indicate an improving outlook. James King reports.
      - 27 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 9:54am -
    • Sagia governor looks to help Saudi Arabia meet Vision 2030 goals
      As Saudi Arabia pushes on with reforms designed to make it a regional investment powerhouse, Ibrahim AlOmar, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, talks to James King about the part the licensing body will play. 
      - 28 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:17am -
    • US keeps lead in Latam FDI - for now
      Keen to hold the geopolitical balance of power in Latin America, the US is beating China in financial services FDI into the region – but not by much, as Silvia Pavoni reports.
      - 28 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 10:47am -
    • Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority sets reform example
      A key component of Saudi Arabia's wide-ranging reforms include modernising the economy, and the Capital Market Authority, led by Mohammed El-Kuwaiz, is in the forefront of driving this change. James King reports.
      - 29 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 6:19am -

    The Brookings Institute: FDI

    • FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      Leaders in states, cities, and metropolitan areas across the country are exploring ways to help their firms and regional economies become more competitive through increased and more intentional global engagement. In 2011, the Brookings Institution…
      - 8 Jun 16, 12:00am -
    • Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Scanning the departures and arrivals board on the way home from launching metro Atlanta’s new foreign direct investment strategy under the Global Cities Initiative, it was easy to understand why local leaders remain focused on finding strategies…
      - 25 May 16, 1:45pm -
    • China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      Zimbabwe clamped down with the enforcement of its controversial indigenization law—requiring foreign companies with assets of more than $500,000 to transfer or sell a 51 percent stake to indigenous Zimbabweans this month. The deadline of April 1…
      - 26 Apr 16, 11:35am -
    • China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      Event InformationApril 25, 20162:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDTSaul/Zilkha RoomsBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventFor decades Chinese companies focused their international investment on u…
      - 25 Apr 16, 2:30pm -
    • Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      It is seemingly easy to make the case for why metro areas should dedicate resources to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Foreign-owned firms pay 20 percent higher wages, on average, than their domestic peers. They also invest more in R&D…
      - 14 Jan 16, 10:57am -
    • Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      The global consumer products company Unilever Plc announced on Monday a $35 million investment in Cuba’s Special Development Zone at Mariel. Late last year, Brascuba, a joint venture with a Brazilian firm, Souza Cruz, owned by the mega-conglomer…
      - 14 Jan 16, 12:00am -
    • The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      By the time the 112 representatives of the Venezuelan opposition walk into the National Assembly on January 5, the party will be over. On December 6, the coalition of political parties and civil movements grouped under the umbrella of Mesa de la U…
      - 4 Jan 16, 10:21am -
    • Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are inextricably linked, as we’ve written about in several recent pieces: The economic clusters that generate exports also attract FDI; mergers and acquisitions account for the majority of FDI and the…
      - 29 Dec 15, 10:00am -
    • Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Economic development organizations often talk of competing for foreign direct investment. But arguably, the best form of FDI requires little competition at all. Instead, firms are drawn to a metro area not by low costs or incentives, but by the re…
      - 4 Dec 15, 11:00am -
    • Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been praised as an important development tool, especially for countries at low levels of industrial development. Attracting multinational enterprises (MNEs) is seen as a means of introducing high-capability firm…
      - 19 Nov 15, 2:30pm -

    The World Bank: MIGA Blogs

    • Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Editor’s note: MIGA staffer Dessislav Dobrev recently returned from Nepal where he had been conducting due diligence for an energy project when the earthquake hit. These are his reflections.It was just over a week ago. The streets of Kathmandu ec…
      - 5 May 15, 11:07am -
    • Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Facilitating investments into Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCS) is one of the most important strategic pillars in MIGA’s Strategy. In an effort to further expand MIGA’s support in FCS countries, I recently visited Burundi, South Sudan,…
      - 23 Mar 15, 4:11am -
    • Vroom Vroom: Brazil leading the pack in infrastructure financing innovation for safer and more resilient transport
      How can we get much more private sector funds to infrastructure financing? The infrastructure gap is enormous and growing; governments are just not be able to go it alone. Innovation here is key.The World Bank, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee…
      - 5 Dec 14, 11:30am -
    • Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      The last few years have brought an uptick in the number of mining investments that have been the subject of disputes between investors and governments. This trend is of considerable concern to the players in the sector across the globe. Yet, ther…
      - 7 Nov 14, 10:08am -
    • Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Supporting populations in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) is a key priority for the World Bank Group.  The Group’s President, Jim Yong Kim, has repeatedly stressed the importance of finding ways to bring sustainable peace and devel…
      - 18 Jun 14, 12:02pm -
    • Agricultural FDI: Risky Business?
      Al-Arabiya reported a few weeks ago that the political crisis in Ukraine and Russia is threatening the availability of food in Egypt and Jordan. Food prices becoming hostage to political crises is certainly not a new phenomenon: food plays an import…
      - 22 May 14, 10:30am -
    • Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Growing up in war-torn Beirut, I experienced the Lebanese Civil War from a childlike perspective. I was in middle school at the time when a power outage lingered for months on end. Reviewing textbooks and doing homework at night was no easy task. Th…
      - 20 Dec 13, 9:28am -
    • “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      Said Martin Sandbu, the FT economics writer that moderated the FT-MIGA Summit, Managing Global Political Risk, last week in London.    This is the fifth year that MIGA, the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank,…
      - 13 Dec 13, 10:30am -
    • Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Durante mi reciente viaje a España para representar MIGA en un foro sobre el futuro de las infraestructuras portuarias en Iberoamerica organizado por Tecniberia, tuve la oportunidad de comprobar y apreciar los grandes logros alcanzados por muchas n…
      - 23 Aug 13, 1:35pm -
    • Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      During my recent business development trip to Spain to represent MIGA at a forum on Latin American port infrastructure organized by Tecniberia, I had an opportunity to see with my own eyes and appreciate the great achievements made by many Iberoamer…
      - 23 Aug 13, 11:09am -
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