Investment takes time.

Author:Shah, Kokil K.
Position:Readers' Views: LETTERS & COMMENTS - Letter to the editor
 
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The critisism of many conferences ("Global gatherings offer little benefit", NA, March) is well argued with regard to investment ventures for the African continent. Global gatherings are not in reality showcases but do help promote bilateral international relationships. But trade, development and investment ventures cannot mature instantly after such forums. They are a slow process. Foreign investors first start feasibility studies on any project to be started in a foreign country. The first study would be on political stability and security...

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