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developing countries where
both returns and risks can be high – is rising fast. The investment is both demand and
supply driven. China’s economy needs energy and mineral resources to maintain its
high growth rates, while entrepreneurial Chinese companies are increasingly seeking
out opportunities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
For all parties, the potential benefits of this new economic partnership are substantial.
Economic investment in South Sudan can lead, among other things, to more rapid
economic growth and development in the country, as well as the creation of jobs and
improved public services. The challenges are also significant. High returns often come
with high risks and companies investing in states with poor or weak governance face
multiple difficulties. Violence, political instability, social tension, poverty, and
corruption create a challenging and complex environment for businesses.