MIGA Launches E-Newsletter

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency’s online newsletter, MIGA News. This new publication, delivered directly to your desktop each month, will feature news about the agency—including transactions, events, and the latest innovations in political risk insurance...     >> more



A Message from the Executive Vice President, Yukiko Omura

The past few years have seen their share of investment ups and downs, with traditional investors withdrawing from emerging markets for a number of reasons. Now, with economic recovery underway, companies are looking to re-engage in overseas investment. At the same time, a new group of investors is starting to make its mark...     >> more


High-Speed Internet Comes to Sierra Leone

Talk about a "win-win" situation: a small telecom company seizes on an opportunity to step into a perfect business void, developing a broadband network where none exists, and where customer demand is on the rise. Meanwhile, a nation with just one landline for every 250 people gets expanded access to inexpensive, reliable...   >> more


Re-engaging Investors: How the World Bank Group Removes Generation Risks in Emerging Markets

(Reprinted with permission from Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine, February 2006.) Infrastructure investors have had their share of pain over the past few years, particularly in developing countries. Disputes over troubled...   >> more


Hidden Gems: When risks are mitigated, Africa offers EU investors intriguing opportunities

Despite a recent surge in foreign direct investment in Africa, which reached US$18bn in 2004, the FDI gap between Africa and other developing regions on a per capita basis continues to remain large.     >> more

NEW CONTRACTS

Telecom
Orascom, Bangladesh, $78.3M
Sierra-Com Ltd., Sierra Leone, $3.4M
Services
Barloworld, Angola, $12.9M
MTU Asia Ltd., Indonesia, $.9M
Finance
RZB, Bosnia-Herz, $11.4M
Corporación Interfin SA, Nicaragua, $1.9M
Bank of Nova Scotia, Jamaica, $41.8M
Banco de Credito del Peru, Bolivia, $14.3M
RZB, Serbia and Montenegro, $57.3M
Infrastructure
Grupo ACS Dragados, Brazil, $64.7M
Abengoa, Uruguay, $.6M
AES Bulgaria Holdings BV et al, Bulgaria, €99M
Mining
Bema Gold et al, Russia, $313M
Chemicals
Cementhai Chemicals Co. Ltd. et al, Iran, $122M


EVENTS
MIGA speaks at the 8th Annual Structured Trade and Export Finance in the Americas, Feb. 22-23, Miami, FL

IN BRIEF
MIGA recently welcomed new members, Solomon Islands and Antiqua and Barbuda, now eligible for guarantee coverage.
INVESTOR RESOURCES
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RELATED LINKS
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2005 Annual Report
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FDI Trends

>> FDI flows climbed again in 2005
>> IIF: Strong private capital flows to emerging markets will continue in 2006
>> South-South FDI is good for developing countries
>> Offshoring contributes to higher productivity in the United States
  FDI Resources

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   >> Berne Union
   >> Doing Business in 2006
   >> Private Sector Development

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