"Bureaucracy and corruption are the main obstacles to foreign investments. The success of investment depends on reforms in the justice sector."

In the 1990s business travellers were a rarity in Algeria, the north African country that became a byword for turmoil during a war between the security services and Islamist rebels.

Nowadays it can be hard to get a seat on a plane to the capital, Algiers, as the giant OPEC oil and gas producer embarks on one of the continent's biggest development programmes.

Foreign firms are racing to grab a slice of the action.

This year alone, the presidents of Brazil, Russia, South Korea and Portugal have visited to push their nations' interests. Top U.S. government and oil industry officials and a delegation of senior British bankers have also made the journey.....

Peace puts Algerian economy on road to revival