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Singapore signs investment treaties with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast

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Trade ties between Singapore and Africa are growing. Singapore entered into a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with two African nations, Burkina Faso and Ivory...
Burkina Faso seeks Singapore investment

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The West African state of Burkina Faso has asked Singapore businesses to invest in the country, it emerged during a visit by President Blaise...
Sustainability in Islamic economy

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It’s amazing how little we actually focus on ‘people’ in business in spite of the fact that it is people who make everything happen....
Africa said to benefit strongly from smart cities

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Due to increased access to connectivity and the associated predicted urbanisation, African cities wishing to uplift their populations into the 21st century are going...
Dubai Islamic Bank eyes Indonesia for expansion

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Dubai's largest Shariah-compliant lender, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), which currently makes some 95 per cent of its revenue within the United Arab Emirates, says...

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Driven by rapid urbanisation and demographic changes, especially in emerging markets, global investment in the real estate sector is likely to increase by 55...
Mobile services for the ‘unbanked’

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A chat with Miguel Perez, CEO of Filipino start-up Ayannah
Sime Darby allowed to clear 5,000 hectares in Liberia

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Malaysia's agri-conglomerate Sime Darby got the nod from Liberian authorities and villagers to clear some 5,000 hectares of land in the African nation for...
Bangkok beats London as travel hotspot

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Thailand's capital Bangkok has been declared this year's global travel hotspot by Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index 2013, the credit card firm announced on...
Laos dams gain World Bank support

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The Laos government can depend on the World Bank to back the country's ambitious hydropower development plans now that that the multilateral institution has...
UN: Insects are ‘food of the future’ (video)video

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In the wake of growing global food insecurity and supply problems, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is suggesting that the...
New investment index sends confusing message

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An newly published investment index by US media group and centrist think tank Foreign Policy, listing 102 countries globally for best returns, is based on a - to put it mildly - questionable and misleading methodology.
Abraaj cashes in on Thai IT investment

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Dubai-based emerging market investor Abraaj Group has sold its stake in Thailand's IT company Unitrio to Japan's telecom major NTT, the company said in...
Malaysia tops Asia’s investment in Africa

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Malaysia is ahead of China in foreign direct investments in Africa, new data published by the United Nations shows. A survey of foreign investment into...

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Imports of halal chicken to 369 McDonald’s restaurants across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region hit more than 12,000 tonnes in 2012, accounting for...
Nigeria wants Indonesia to invest

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Nigeria has expressed interest in Indonesian companies' investment and expertise to develop the African country's industrial parks with a focus on developing small and...
Coke bottles sustainability with a lot of committments

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One of the largest employers in the world, Coca-Cola, serves 300 million customers every day. Inside Investor asked Gürtay Kipcak, Director of Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa Group, to explain the giant company’s goals for 2020.
Thailand tourism arrivals soaring

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Tourism numbers in Thailand are projected to grow by another 10 per cent to 23 million in 2013, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)...