2017

Argentina's Macri Clears The Way

Argentina's Macri Clears The Way

Argentina’s leaders believe they can attract more foreign investment, and have huge expectations for its benefits.

Serbia: Austerity Rules

Serbia: Austerity Rules

Serbia finds success yet faces challenges as it works to take its place on the world economic stage.

#10 Microfinance

#10 Microfinance

Although its successes have been less far-reaching than hoped by some of its proponents, it does provide a response to the challenges to helping the impoverished gain access to financial services to increase their incomes and financial stability.

Bahrain Diversifies To Draw FDI

Bahrain Diversifies To Draw FDI

After ratings downgrades a year ago, the Kingdom of Bahrain has worked to diversify revenue sources while maximizing the benefits of its strong relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Kenya: Primed For Growth

Kenya: Primed For Growth

Sudan–Ethiopia Transport Corridor), consisting of a large port, a railway, oil pipelines, highways, international airports and cities, is a massive undertaking. Kenya has created a positive environment for foreign direct investment (FDI), as it looks to appeal to foreign multinationals. ...

Slovenia: Arms Open Wide To The West

Slovenia: Arms Open Wide To The West

Slovenia recognizes the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) for its economy, according to the country’s Minister for Economic Development and Technology, and is working hard to draw interest from foreign investors. 

Uncertain Outlook After Castro’s Death

Uncertain Outlook After Castro’s Death

Several stresses and changes will suggest an uncertain economic outlook for Cuba this year, says Paolo Spadoni, author of “Failed Sanctions: Why the U.S. Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work.”

2016

Tunisia’s Progress Stalls

Tunisia’s Progress Stalls

Investors face economic uncertainty and jihadist threats, but the government has plans to attract more investment from foreign firms. 

Colombia: Unsettled After Voters Nix Peace

Colombia: Unsettled After Voters Nix Peace

Columbian voters stunned observers on October 2 by rejecting the peace deal between the government of president Juan Manuel Santos and the guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), despite a 52-year civil war that has claimed approximately 220,000 ...

Global FDI Tipped To Fall, But Africa Looks Promising

Global FDI Tipped To Fall, But Africa Looks Promising

Combining pessimism with a moderate amount of optimism in its 2016 outlook for foreign direct investment, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) forecasts that total FDI flows will fall in 2016 compared with 2015, with the drop ...

Djibouti Aiming High

Djibouti Aiming High

Frontier Markets Report
Djibouti is a small country with ambitious plans, which it hopes to achieve by attracting large amounts of foreign direct investment.

Middle East Region Staggers Under Ratings Downgrades

Middle East Region Staggers Under Ratings Downgrades

Milestones | Middle East
The established pattern of falling Middle Eastern credit ratings that started in 2014 continued apace in February and early March of this year, as rating agencies issued further downgrades of governments in the region.

Warm FDI Welcome In Ghana

Warm FDI Welcome In Ghana

With oil revenues plunging, Ghana seeks to boost the inflow of foreign direct investment.

    

2015

RISKY BUSINESS IN JORDAN

RISKY BUSINESS IN JORDAN

Frontier Markets Report | Jordan
Jordan is working hard to build its attractiveness to foreign investors, but regional instability presents a serious downside.

COSTA RICA: THE FDI SUCCESS STORY

Frontier Markets Report | Costa Rica
Costa Rica has a long history of actively and successfully seeking outside investment. However, the country is dealing with high unemployment and an uncertain fiscal outlook, given that the government plans to ramp up spending on social programs, which could raise the debt level.