Broader MENA Investment Summit Highlights Opportunities in Region

Investors are committed to exploring new opportunities within the Middle East and North Africa, where governments are showing greater willingness to foster cross-border investment and reduce red tape. That was a key finding presented by MIGA’s Executive Vice President...    >> more


MIGA to Engage Stakeholders in Review of New Safeguard and Disclosure Policies

As a member of the World Bank Group, MIGA is committed to promoting economic growth in developing countries through socially and environmentally friendly foreign direct investment that supports sustainable development. Fulfilling this mandate requires a constant assessment of the agency’s policies and standards.    >> more


New Anticorruption and Anti-Fraud Standards in Place

In recent years, MIGA, along with the other members of the World Bank Group, has made significant progress in establishing higher standards for sustainability and corporate governance in its projects. Now, consistent with its sister organizations, MIGA is establishing anticorruption and anti-fraud standards.    >> more


MIGA Sees Investment Potential in Key African Sectors

Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming a more attractive and hospitable destination for investors, according to a new report—Snapshot Africa—released by MIGA. The report is an extract of a study conducted by MIGA, comparing the operating costs and conditions for investors in six industries in nine sub-Saharan African countries.   >> more


Djibouti and Montenegro Join MIGA’s Membership Rolls

In January 2007, Djibouti and Montenegro became the newest members of MIGA, bringing the agency’s membership total to 170. The membership enables eligible foreign companies seeking to invest in the countries to receive MIGA's guarantee coverage.     >> more


World Bank Group's Investment Climate Advisory Services to Integrate

Developing countries seeking the World Bank Group's advice on how to attract private investment and improve investment climates will now have one port of call, thanks to the integration of MIGA’s technical assistance team...     >> more

NEW CONTRACTS

Tourism
Société Malienne de Promotion Hôtelière, Burkina Faso, $2.9M

Financial
Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique, Burkina Faso, $1.33M

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Russian Federation, $33.3M

Loita Capital Partners International Limited, Cameroon, $0.7M

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Russian Federation, $102M

Infrastructure
Globeleq Holdings (ConCo) Limited, Uganda, $40M

Manufacturing
Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab, Uruguay, $300M

EVENTS

The 5th Annual Latin American Leadership Forum, Dominican Republic, March 14-15, 2007 (featured speaker: MIGA Executive Vice President Yukiko Omura) 2006

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Summit on Coal Mine Methane, Geneva, April 2-4, 2007 (MIGA presenting)

13th Annual Projects International Conference, Paris, April 18, 2007 (featured speaker: MIGA Acting Director of Operations, Philippe Valahu)

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Dubai, April 28, 2007 (MIGA presenting)

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