MIGA Fills Niche in Booming MENA Market

Investors are increasingly seeking investment opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa, while local regional investors look to tap opportunities abroad. But getting investors to move beyond interest to actual investment can require extra comfort. In an interview with Middle East Insurance Review, EVP Yukiko Omura elaborates on MIGA's role in the MENA region.     >> more

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Four MIGA Projects Take Home Top Industry Honors  

Among the projects receiving top industry plaudits from Project Finance in 2007 are the Bujagali Power Project, named African Power Deal of the Year; Doraleh Container Terminal, African Transport/Ports Deal of the Year; and Autopista del Sol toll road project, Latin America PPP Deal of the Year. The MIGA-backed BTA Ipoteka Project was named RMBS Deal of the Year Europe by International Securitisation Report.     >> more 

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MIGA Guarantees Keep Oil and Gas Projects on Track 

Global demand for energy and the resulting race to find new oil and gas resources have led to ever increasing investments in the oil and gas sector. While investors stand to gain from taking advantage of major opportunities, host countries can profit by using properly managed oil and gas revenues to drive economic development and improve standards of living.   >> more

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South-Based Companies Play Increasing Role in Developing Country Growth, but Wary of Risks 

Foreign direct investment (FDI) originating in developing countries and destined for other developing countries is on the rise, but the growing development potential of this so-called “South-South” investment is inhibited by political risks, according to a new report by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).   >> more

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Spotlight on Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly becoming a more attractive destination for investors, with foreign direct investment on the rise. But for many investors and lenders, the cost of doing business in politically vulnerable countries is often greater than the rewards. As a result, Africa is receiving only about 10 percent of total foreign direct investment to developing countries. MIGA is working to change this.    >> more

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NEW CONTRACTS

Financial

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Ukraine, $380M
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Russian Federation, $71M
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Kazkahstan, $47.5M
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Ukraine, $47.5M

Manufacturing 

Finatrade Holding Lts., Nigeria, $0.19M

Infrastructure 

FCC Construcción S.A., Itinere Infraestructura S.A. Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Madrid, Costa Rica, $153M

Services

Bartrac Equipment, Democratic Republic of Congo, $25M


EVENTS

6th Annual Latin America Leadership Forum, CG-LA, Miami, April 1-3 (Yukiko Omura, EVP MIGA, presenting)

Asia Mining Congress 2008 (MIGA-sponsored), Singapore, April 7-11 (Mamadou Barry, Acting Global Head, Oil, Gas, Mining & Chemicals sector, presenting)

4th Annual Middle East Project Finance, Abu Dhabi--UAE, May 26-28 (MIGA-sponsored)

Africa Energy Forum, Nice, France, July2-4 (MIGA-sponsored)


RELATED LINKS

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FDI Trends
>>Global Foreign Direct Investment Grows to Almost $1 Trillion in 2007, 20 Percent Increase in FDI Capital Expenditure in US
>>Philippines Reels in $2.93B in Foreign Direct Investments in 2007 

>>Don’t Get Bullied By BRICs
>>Mexico’s Foreign Direct Investment $23 Billion in 2007
>>Turkey Reports Record Levels of Foreign Investment
>>More FDI news 

FDI Resources
>>FDI.net
>>World Investment Report 2007
>>Berne Union
>>Doing Business in 2007
>>FDI Trends and Analysis


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