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Africa infrastructure investments hinge on reforms Africa infrastructure investments hinge on reforms(0)

Africa’s massive infrastructure needs present a huge opportunity for the private sector, but governments will need to improve the regulatory environment and strengthen regional markets to lure companies. CONTINUE READING

GCC budget breakeven oil price creeps up GCC budget breakeven oil price creeps up(0)

Budget breakeven oil prices in most Gulf Arab producers are creeping upwards, as governments continue to push through investment stimulus programs despite flatter production. CONTINUE READING

Sharp downturn eclipses Ghana’s prospects Sharp downturn eclipses Ghana’s prospects(0)

Ghana’s minister for finance and economic planning Seth Terkper issued a clear warning earlier this month that the Ghanaian economy is suffering and may need help from the International Monetary Fund, underlining the scale of the country’s economic problems. CONTINUE READING

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Iran economy to contract further as nuclear talks continue Iran economy to contract further as nuclear talks continue(0)

Iran is at a crossroad.Uncertainty about the outcome of dialogue between the Islamic regime and Western powers has also left the country’s economy in limbo. CONTINUE READING

MENA oil and gas pay scale not competitive enough MENA oil and gas pay scale not competitive enough(0)

Oil and gas workers in some Middle Eastern countries have some of the lowest wages compared with energy sector salaries around the world. CONTINUE READING

GCC accounts for 87% of MENA real estate investments GCC accounts for 87% of MENA real estate investments(0)

More than USD 1 trillion worth of real estate projects are under way in the Middle East and North Africa, as regional authorities move swiftly to address chronic housing shortages across the Arab World. CONTINUE READING

Mozambique emerges as LNG front-runner Mozambique emerges as LNG front-runner(0)

Mozambique’s proposed liquefied natural gas project has the lowest upstream capital costs in the world, making the country a highly attractive location for development. CONTINUE READING

 

Renewables gain ground in S. Africa Renewables gain ground in S. Africa(0)

South Africa has been a ‘standout’ performer in attracting renewable energy investment, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CONTINUE READING

 

 

New firm positions UAE in aluminum output New firm positions UAE in aluminum output(0)

Dubai Aluminium ‘s ( DUBAL ) formal merger with its Abu Dhabi counterpart Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) is a reflection of the UAE’s rise as a low-cost smelter destination at a time when high-cost players are slashing their output. CONTINUE READING

Rebasing helps Nigeria in GDP race Rebasing helps Nigeria in GDP race(0)

GDP is nothing but a number. After a two-year delay, Nigeria has finally rebased its gross domestic product and emerged as Africa’s largest economy ahead of South Africa, which had long held the title. CONTINUE READING

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