Middle East investment

Middle Eastern countries are trying hard to woo foreign investors, despite the current wave of unrest in the region. As part of an attempt to diversify away from oil and gas, $45 billion is being spent on building and improving ports there. But will international investors remain wary?

Lesley Curwen talks to Tony Douglas, the chief executive of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company about plans to build a new hub for global trade.

And Rahim Jivraj, President of the Canadian company, Mercer Gold Corporation explains why it is investing in a plot of land in Colombia which is next to an established goldmine.

Plus, our technology commentator Jeremy Wagstaff looks at the technological aids available for bringing up baby in the digital age. As a new father himself, he expresses his puzzlement about why old nursery rhymes are still being sung to children.

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