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Zimbabwe: ‘indigenisation’

Zimbabwe: ‘indigenisation’

The Zimbabwean government has apparently bowed to pressure by effecting changes to its controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, which compels non-indigenous investors to cede at least 51% of the...

South Africa: policy failure

South Africa: policy failure

The South African economy has made great strides since 1994, when apartheid was replaced with a democratic system. One useful measure of this is the country’s FDI liabilities — FDI stock held by foreign companies in...

Madagascar: wrangling blocks investment

Madagascar: wrangling blocks investment

On November 19 last year a group of potential investors gathered in the rarefied surroundings of Lancaster House in London, a stunning 19th century building, with gilded ceilings, stately rooms and grand staircases....

Kenya: accelerating investment growth

Kenya: accelerating investment growth

Kenya is on track to almost triple its foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2016 as compared to 2014 on the strength of renewed investor confidence, the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) says. FDI inflows...

Angola: ‘negative FDI’

Angola: ‘negative FDI’

Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy and one of the continent’s leading producers of crude oil. Since the end of its three-decade civil war in 2002, governmental trade missions and private investors...