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Erbil Rotana

Egypt — A number of leading Russian companies plan to invest $4.6 billion to create an industrial zone next to the Suez Canal by 2035.

India — India has triggered the escape clause on dozens of bilateral investment treaties, aiming to renegotiate toward securing better protection from foreign litigation.

Iran — Iran is stepping up the hunt for overseas investment in its energy infrastructure after talks with Siemens and Rolls-Royce that point to the gradual opening of the country’s economy following the lifting of international sanctions.

Ireland — Ireland’s economy expanded by more than three times the previous estimate last year, posting growth of more than 26% following a flurry of foreign investment.

Ivory Coast — Ivory Coast aims to roughly double oil and gas output by 2020 as it pushes for foreign investment in offshore exploration

South Africa — A group of Chinese investors will pump more than $2.81 billion into the South African economy to build an industrial park

US — Expenditures by foreign investors to acquire, establish or expand U.S. businesses reached $420.7 billion in 2015, a 68% jump from the prior year, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis said in a report.

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