Israeli Investors Woo African Companies

Avigdor Liberman, Foreign Minister, Israel

Israel’s government is leading 50 executives this week on a tour of Africa in a bid to diversify business interests amid the threat of international boycotts and irritation over new corporate taxes.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman is seeking deals in the world’s fastest-growing economies for companies including defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT), irrigation equipment maker Netafim Ltd. and billionaire Idan Ofer’s Israel Chemicals Ltd.

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