Did Tunisia2020 miss the point?

Tunisia2020 was to be a great achievement to engage Tunisia’s economic partners into bringing FDI into the country. Was it successful? We’ve asked #Tunisia2020 participants.

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The conference was designed as a pure communication exercise – with the word ‘investment’ blurred to a point when it was no longer possible to distinguish productive job-creating foreign direct investment, conditioned loans, international aid or PPP (Public-Private Partnerships). 13 billion dollars of such 'investment' were promised during the conference.

Despite a grand venue, prominent speakers and the hospitality of Tunisian hosts, the conference hardly attracted the international press attention. Communication efforts were entirely focused on the French-speaking media. And despite the score of journalists flown to the conference, all they had to report about Tunisia2020 was Manuel Valls’ slip of the tongue.

Tunisia and the Tunisian people deserve better. Let’s hope a next edition will be focused on private, productive FDI – not communication and politics.

 

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From AfricaFrance - does Africa still need CFA franc?

The CFA franc is the name of two currencies which are guaranteed by the French treasury, used in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.

As the first major AfricaFrance Forum took place in Paris on 22nd and 23rd September, we asked Twitter participants to share their opinion on the role of the CFA franc in the economy of those countries. How much they feel it is a tool for monetary policy, regional integration and stability, or conversely – an obstacle to economic development in Africa. The latter opinion prevailed (69%) that franc CFA needs to be ditched, or reformed.

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This is the original survey tweet, feel free to comment and share your thoughts on the matter:

https://twitter.com/FDIMagnet/status/778854661528977409

As the FinTech (and blockchain related technologies) bring disruptions in central banking & issuance of money, we may be surprised and see emerge innovative technologies that address some of the critical issues of Money in Africa : public governance & transparency, reliance on diaspora remittances, need for regional economic integration and lack of financing of private SMEs.

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PRESS RELEASE - FDI Expo & FDI Magnet

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The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Expo are delighted to announce their new partnership with FDI Magnet. This event connects the world’s most dynamic and prosperous investment opportunities with the most ambitious and innovative investors and business owners. FDI Magnet offer innovative services for economic development and investment promotion, working as specialists from targeting and mapping to engagement and investing.

This partnership matches the main strengths of both sides and the entire FDI Expo team look forward to working closely with FDI Magnet going forwards to create a forward-thinking, exciting and valuable event at Olympia London on the 17th & 18th November 2016.

Without a doubt this is the only event to attend if you want to re-locate all or part of your business operations. Register online now for your free ticket and the FDI Expo and FDI Magnet teams look forward to welcoming you there!

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FDIMagnet invites you to Foreign Direct Investment Expo 2016

Join the FDI Expo (free), London Olympia, 17 & 18 NOV - the largest post-BREXIT FDI event.

Will BREXIT actually hit Foreign Direct Investment? Create new opportunities for European Investment Promotion Agencies?

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BREXIT will certainly affect FDI decision processes and how international companies (Corporate America, US startups and Asian Tigers, ...) decide on their European location for headquarters, research & development, outsourcing.

Great-Britain and the City of London have demonstrated resilience before.

All companies have different needs, in terms of selecting a headquarter location (tax optimization, regulatory market access, ...) or to establish European presence for logistics, research & development or production facilities (quality of infrastructures, access to labor, talents, universities and research grants).

Join the largest post-BREXIT Foreign Direct Investment exhibition, and find the location most suited for your business.

"The Foreign Direct Investment Expo connects the world’s most dynamic and prosperous investment opportunities with the most ambitious and innovative investors and business owners.

Packed with a globe’s worth of advice, knowledge, and outstanding investment opportunities, the FDI Expo stands as the most important and lucrative summit for businesses looking to invest abroad."

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What NationBuilder brings to investment promotion

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About FDI Magnet

FDI Magnet is NamSor™ offering for Investment Promotion. We use our unique data mining software to offer differentiated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) services.
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