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Annual Investment Meeting Joins the First UAE-Saudi Business Forum

OCTOBER 2017

The Annual lnvestment Meeting Organizing Committee attended the first ever UAE-Saudi Business Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Held Under the Patronage of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the forum aims to improve the economic and trade cooperation between Saudi and UAE.

Saudi Institutions Confirm Partnership with AIM Startup During BIBAN 2017

OCTOBER 2017

The AIM Startup Organizing Committee has confirmed its partnership with two institutions in Saudi – the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC) and the Al Badir Program for Technology Incubators.

AIM Takes Part in the Kyiv International Economic Forum

OCTOBER 2017

AIM President Dawood Al Shezawi participated as one of the distinguished speakers in the Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF) which was recently held in Ukraine.

WAIPA Comes Onboard as AIM’S Knowledge Partner

OCTOBER 2017

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies has come onboard to be part of the 8th Edition of the Annual Investment Meeting. AIM will also be taking part in the upcoming event of WAIPA – the World Investment Forum happening this November in Dubai, UAE.

Foreign investments in Russia on the rise, spurred by economic growth

16 October 2017

Russian economy’s revival has led to increased foreign investments in the country, said Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin at a meeting of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council held by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Nigeria and Kenya still investor favourites in Africa

6 October 2017

Nigeria and Kenya remain the countries in Africa most ripe for investment opportunity and business growth, despite the former’s ongoing flirtation with recession, and despite political tension brought on by Kenya’s repeat presidential election.

Emerging markets to lure over $1 trillion in foreign investment in 2017: IIF

3 October 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Emerging markets will draw $1.1 trillion of capital flows from non-resident investors this year, the Institute of International Finance said in a report released on Tuesday, ramping up its estimates from earlier this year as a result of increasing global risk appetite and economic growth.

Foreign direct investment up by 87% in Q2

4 October 2017

AMMAN —State Minister for Investment Affairs Mohannad Shehadeh said foreign direct investment (FDI) in Jordan rose by 87 per cent during the 2nd quarter of 2017 compared to the same period of last year.

Ethiopia sees 20% increase in FDI inflows in 2016-2017 fiscal year

7 September 2017

Ethiopia has attracted 3.8 billion U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Ethiopian Fiscal Year (EFY) 2016/17, that ended July 8, an official said Thursday.

Half-year FDI in Bosnia rises

2 October 2017

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina rose to 122.4 million marka ($73.5 million/62.6 million euro) in the first half of 2017, from 94.7 million marka in the prior-year period, according to central bank data.

Dubai reaffirms investor friendliness

2 October 2017

The Dubai Investment Week, a five-day conference to be held in the third week of October, seeks to reaffirm the emirates position as a preferred international investment destination, said Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI.

Foreign investment in Vietnam may reach $28 billion by end of 2017

12 October 2017

By the end of 2017, Vietnam will see soaring foreign investment capital, reaching $28 billion with an expected record in disbursed FDI capital of $17 billion.


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