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A rendering of an industrial park of GLP in Lingang area, Shanghai. (Photo from the official website of GLP)

Actual use of FDI into Chinese mainland up 38.6 percent in first four months

By Ouyang Jie, Lin Lili Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, rose 38.6 percent from a year ago to 397.07...
Photo taken on April 19, 2016 shows some space station's components printed by a micro-g 3D printer at a research center in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, April 19, 2016. The Research Center for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Technology of Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology announced on Tuesday that the first micro-g 3D printer was successfully developed. [Photo: Xinhua/Liu Chan]

China becomes largest destination for FDI

By Kong Dechen While global foreign direct investment (FDI) collapsed significantly in 2020, China’s inbound FDI grew against the trend by 4 percent to $163...
Mr Yofi Grant

Ghana records US$2.6 billion worth of FDI amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ghana has recorded a total of US$2,650.97 billion worth of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. This represents...
R. Yofi Grant

Ghana turns to citizens abroad to boost FDI, says official

The Ghanaian government is turning to its citizens abroad to boost the country's volume of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and critical skills needed for...
Ghana Free Zone

Are Special Economic Zones in Ghana Blessings or a Mixed Bag?

Barely a month to the polls in Ghana, and in line with calls for issues-based electioneering, the logic and operation of Special Economic Zones...
Mapping Africa

How to successfully seize Africa’s many opportunities

Opportunities abound on the African continent. It’s home to six of the world’s fastest-growing economies; and has an average annual GDP that has consistently...
The people-to-people bonds among the Belt and Road countries in terms of academic, educational and cultural exchanges have been tightened since the initiative was put forward by China, authority departments disclosed at a press conference held by China's State Council Information Office on Thursday.

Zambians happy to be part of Belt and Road Initiative

Zambians have commended the government for its commitment to be part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying the country will benefit economically...
Impact Investment

South Africa eyes Nordic region for investment

A high-level delegation will visit Oslo, Norway to participate in the Nordic-Africa Business Association (NABA) Summit, with the aim of positioning South Africa as...

Cross-border mergers drive FDI into COMESA

Cross-border mergers are among the factors driving foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) economic bloc, an...
Africa’s Bright Economic Future Is Its Youth

Implementation of AfCFTA to generate jobs for Ghanaian youth

The government of Ghana expects the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to generate many job opportunities for the teeming youth...
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

Ghana’s Tourism Performed Poorly in Q1 of 20117er of 2017

Tourism, often referred to as Ghana’s 4th highest foreign exchange earner and an industry with so much potential in our continuous development has recently...
Kenneth Ofori-Atta

Ghana to focus on FDI, private sector investment

With Ghana running a budget deficit with an over-burdened private sector, the government of Ghana's focus is to create an enabling environment to attract...

Ghana grabs US$3 billion worth of investments in Q1

Investments in Ghana over the first quarter (Q1) 2017 were worth 3.04 billion U.S. dollars, the Ghana Investments Promotions Center (GIPC) announced here on...

GIPC records US$3bn worth of projects in first quarter of 2017

The Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) has, in the first quarter (Q1) of this year alone, registered more than US$3billion worth of projects. The Centers'...

Dti to host seminar on Investment Policy and Promotion

The four-day seminar is intended to enable representatives of governments from South Africa, Lesotho and Zimbabwe to learn and become familiar with global best...

Young Achievers Summit slated for June 17

Social enterprises continue to grow in Ghana every year. Most of their impact is felt in the influence they have on the sustainable growth...

FDI in Bulgaria drops by nearly 60 pct in 2016

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bulgaria dropped by 59.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, the preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on...
ECG Demonstration

Ghana’s utility regulator threatens sanctions against striking main power distributor

The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC)'s Public Relations and External Affairs Director, Nana Yaa Jantuah, told journalists here on Tuesday the failure of...

Experts urge second generation transparency laws for African resource countries

Ian Gary, an expert in extractive industry governance with global charity, Oxfam America, said although many African countries had made significant gains in promoting...

Report suggests a sharp decline in Ghana’s foreign investments

The report, carried by the Business Finder, local private newspaper, said the FDI component of total investments for the first quarter of this...
Robert Darko-Osei

Expert urges Ghana to redouble efforts at macroeconomic stability

According to him, macro instability has been one of the binding constraints for businesses in the country. Prof. Robert Darko-Osei, Senior Research Fellow at the...

Nairobi ranked best destination for doing business in Africa

Nairobi has been ranked as the best destination for doing business in Africa according to Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). This came about through a number...
Burkinabe coup

Burkina Faso Coup Leader in Custody

Gen. Gilbert Diendere, who led a coup aimed at derailing upcoming elections in Burkina Faso, was arrested in the capital of Ouagadougou on September 30. Earlier reports...
President Mahama talks about Made in Ghana products

President Mahama sells made in Ghana products in US

He said the project, which would formally be launched on a bigger scale, was not only to encourage Ghanaians to patronise local products, but...

East Africa’s foreign investments grows by 11 percent

The report released by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) received in Nairobi attributes surge in FDI in the region...

Mining sector to be injected with more FDIs

In recent report of the Economy Times, the Ghana Chamber of Mines alarmed that, foreign direct investments in the mining industry has declined over...

South Africa remains attractive to FDI – Zuma

South Africa remains an attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) despite a slow down in FDI inflows, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday....

Foreign investment into Zimbabwe rises 36 percent in 2014

A recent United Nations report shows Zimbabwe attracted 545 million U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2014, a 36 percent annual increase....

Global foreign direct investment declined in 2014 – report

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) declined in 2014 but flows to developing countries actually reached their highest level ever, said a new United Nations...

FDI into Africa surges $128 billion in 2014

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa surged to 128 billion U.S. dollars, up 136 percent in 2014, according to a survey released here on...