MIGA Posts Strong Results in Overlooked Markets

The world's poorest countries—which continue to lose out when it comes to growth-generating foreign direct investment (FDI)—were key recipients of support from MIGA during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. During the year, MIGA registered strong results in...    >> more


New Director of Guarantees Joins MIGA

MIGA named Edith Quintrell Director of Guarantees, effective October 15. Quintrell, a US national, joined MIGA from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) where she worked since 1991, including as Vice President for Insurance. Quintrell succeeds Philippe Valahu, who served as Acting Director of Guarantees for...     >> more


New Website Showcases MIGA Offerings

Need quick access to information about MIGA? Then check out MIGA's newly overhauled website—www.miga.org. The new website surfaces information in a clearer, more intuitive way; contains a Google-indexed search engine; offers RSS feeds and more.    >> more


Mexico and Iraq Take Key Step Toward MIGA Membership

Mexico and Iraq became the 174th and 175th signatories of MIGA's Convention during signing ceremonies held in Washington, DC, in October. Signing on behalf of the Mexican government was Secretary of Finance Agustín Carstens (read more). Representing the Republic of Iraq was Finance Minister Baker Jabor Al-Zubaidy (read more).   


MIGA in Africa: One Risk at a Time

Today's foreign investors flush with cash are looking beyond their traditional base of operations to scope out potential new opportunities in Africa. The returns are there. Countries such as Mozambique and Uganda are experiencing impressive economic turnarounds...    >> more

NEW CONTRACTS

Financial
Habib Bank AG Zurich, Pakistan, $36M

Infrastructure
Sonatel, Guinea-Bissau, $26M

Manufacturing
Amco Fabrics Pvt. Ltd., Democratic Republic of Congo, $0.63M

SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA, Madagascar, $5.38M


NEWS BRIEFS

Agency Issues $285 Million Guarantee for Mortgage Lending in Russia

New Disclosure and Safeguard Policies Take Effect October 1, 2007

EVENTS

Investor Roundtables, in cooperation with FIESP and FIRJAN, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 5-10 (Mamadou Barry, Federica Dal Bono, MIGA)

China Mining 2007, Beijing, Nov. 13-15 (Jill Shankleman, MIGA, presenting)

Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum (MIGA-sponsored), New York, Dec. 12-13 (Yukiko Omura, EVP MIGA, presenting)


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FDI Trends
>> Africa's Commodities Pull Foreign Direct Investment
>> Kosovo Amends Tax Law to Encourage Foreign Investment
>> Foreign Direct Investment in Mozambique Totals $9 Billion in 2007
>> Saudi Arabia Largest Foreign Investor in Egypt
>> IBM Annual Study: Jobs Created by Foreign Investment Grow More Than 20 Percent Worldwide
>> More FDI News
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   >> World Investment Report 2007
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   >> Doing Business in 2007
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