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Renewables — The UK’s renewable energy industry clinched international contracts totalling billions of pounds last year as firms jostled to take a leading role in the growing global market for wind and marine power, a report from the industry group Renewable UK said.

Oil & Gas— Total will spend $500 million over three to four years to develop a shale-gas field in Argentina as the country’s government lures investors by pledging a minimum price.

Infrastructure — The government's $11 billion infrastructure boost is making up for a failure to invest over nine years.

Innovation — The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and private equity firm Makara Capital have announced the launch of a $716 million Makara Innovation Fund targeting high-growth companies with strong intellectual property to expand globally.

Aviation — Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is acquiring Dublin-based AWAS, the world's 10th biggest aircraft lessor, in a deal that will add over 200 planes to its fleet and more than double the size of its current business.

Maritime — Dubai is poised as the first Arab city to lead the region at par with top global players and ranked fifth on the list of the world's most competitive and attractive maritime clusters.

Tourism — The Bahrain Economic Development Board announced the country’s hotel and restaurant sector is witnessing growth. The planned hotels and beachfront resorts will have a collective investment value of more than $10bn.

Healthcare — Vietnam has been witnessing a new wave of investments in hospitals since 2015 after the government called for different sources of funding in the healthcare sector.

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