2016

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.

2014

ARGENTINA’S TAX DEPARTMENT STRIPS PROCTER & GAMBLE LICENSE

ARGENTINA’S TAX DEPARTMENT STRIPS PROCTER & GAMBLE LICENSE

Corporate Tax | Management
Approximately 500 American companies operate in Argentina—but on November 3 that number abruptly decreased by one as the country’s tax authority, the Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) revoked the company’s registration, accusing P&G of tax and accounting fraud.

STOCK EXCHANGE TO SCRAP FOREIGN OWNERSHIP LIMIT

STOCK EXCHANGE TO SCRAP FOREIGN OWNERSHIP LIMIT

MILESTONES | TANZANIA
Plans by Tanzania’s Capital Markets and Securities Authority to dispense with the 60% foreign ownership limit in stocks listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange could bring positive results in the short and medium term for Africa’s capital markets.

Vietnam: Not For The Faint Of Heart

FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT
​Vietnam has great potential, but it also has significant hurdles to overcome to improve its business climate for foreign investors. Given the government’s dominance of industries such as agriculture, utilities and banking, those looking to invest must be prepared for the challenge.

2012