CEO, Estafeta (MEXICO)
"I don’t think Mexico has yet understood the potential that its location offers. "
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President, Fondo Nacional de Garantías (FNG) (COLOMBIA)
"We have been a key economic agent for SMEs in Colombia for the past 10 to 12 years."
Chairman and CEO, the National Hydrocarbons Company (ENH) (MOZAMBIQUE)
"The goal of ENH is to become an operator in Mozambique’s oil and gas business within 20 to 40 years."
MD, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) (UAE, ABU DHABI)
"We measure ourselves in terms of our economic contribution to Abu Dhabi as a city, and also to the UAE in general."
CEO, Demco Steel Industries (LEBANON)
"We have shifted our interest from the steel industry to various other sectors over the past few years."
General Manager, Servientrega (ECUADOR)
"In terms of volume of operations and turnover, Ecuador is the second most important country for Servientrega after Colombia."
CEO, Al Hosn Gas (UAE, ABU DHABI)
"The Shah gas project will become an industry benchmark and its success is likely to spur even more sour gas projects."
CEO, Allianz Turkey (TURKEY)
"We are utilizing our global knowledge and expertise in Turkey... also benefiting from our local experiences."
Managing Director, Fashion Trading Company (Hugo Boss) (LEBANON)
"Downtown Beirut is currently the best destination for luxury, and that is where all the premium brands are."
Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) (UAE, DUBAI)
"The maritime authority is working closely with all of the different actors, and this way of working is an achievement in itself."
Publish Date: 2013
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UAE, Dubai 2012
Don’t Stop Me Now
An inimitable social and economic story reached its 40th year in December 2011, as the UAE celebrated its anniversary with lavish festivity. The groundwork is now being laid for the next 40 years.
On the HustingsThe presidential elections set for 2013 are being held against the backdrop of Azerbaijan’s growing stature in international affairs.
From the Black Lagoon
Kazakhstan is nothing less than a giant in the oil and gas industry. Its largest fields, Kashagan, Tengiz, and Karachaganak, are hubs of activity in 2012 as production ramps up.
Let’s Get FrackingWith innovations in extraction technology appearing on the horizon, the natural gas industry in Mexico is set to evolve in a unique and powerful way.
Follow the Link
New destinations in Asia have sparked trends eastward for Iran’s sea, land, and air transport links. Meanwhile, the authorities are enhancing domestic connections to make the country a key transport corridor.
On a RollOn land, sea, and air, Azerbaijan’s transport sector is carrying passengers and cargo in record amounts. With several large-scale projects drawing to a close, regional and domestic connectivity has never been so simple.
Be Smart to Thrive
Increased spending and programs to encourage study abroad are training the next generation of entrepreneurs, in what the government hopes will boost the drive to develop a diversified economy.
Back on TopAzerbaijan has been reshaping and investing in its education system to get students ready for the workforce.
The Good Life
As the government offers incentives to encourage investments in technology, value-added production, and sustainable development, Ecuador’s drive to promote the well being of its citizens is providing a range of new opportunities.
Dominican Republic 2013
Way to ExchangeInternational exports are becoming more and more important as the country tries to diversify its trading partners.
In a New Vein
Large reserves of relatively untapped mineral wealth are seeing multinational mining groups court the country, although bringing the minerals to market remains the biggest stumbling block.
UAE, Dubai 2012
In the Same NeighborhoodAs Dubai seeks to create a knowledge-based economy, industry benefits from collaboration and prime infrastructure in a zone dedicated to manufacturers and logistics companies in the sector.
Quality Does Count
Dubai’s real estate sector continues to grow, although it has yet to return to pre-2008 levels. Demand for space from multinationals is set to keep the sector purring.
Rise to the ChallengeTurkey’s high-quality building materials suppliers and experienced local and multinational firms continue to branch out into the region and commence new projects in 2012.
A brief overview of five of the most popular tourist destinations in Mozambique.
Setting the Record StraightDubai set a new record in terms of foreign visitors and nights spent in one of the Emirate’s nearly 600 hotels and hotel apartments in 2011. The upward trend continued in 2012, as Dubai remains one of the world’s 10 most-visited cities.
Ecuador’s stability in recent years has triggered activity in the country’s stock markets as investors look to take full advantage of the country’s resources and financing tools.
Getting to GripsFollowing the introduction of mandatory lines in late 2011, the insurance sector is entering a period of growth.
Dominican Republic 2013
No Hangups for Growth
As mobile subscriber growth levels out, focus shifts to broadband infrastructure development and the expansion of services in rural areas.
Ready to CallTelecommunications infrastructure is receiving a huge boost as the country leapfrogs ahead with expanding mobile-based networks.
A powerhouse in the region, Turkey’s agricultural sector has seen phenomenal growth as demand continues to increase for its traditional food exports.
Best of the BunchTaking advantage of low costs and optimal climate conditions, Ecuador’s banana producers have driven the growth of the country’s second most important export.
Begüm Kitiş and Ayhan Üstün, tax director and partner of KPMG Turkey, detail the steps for launching, operating, and working legally in a business in Turkey.
In-Flight EntertainmentAzadi Airport is a prime research, training, and recreational facility—surely the right destination for budding pilots, researchers, and extreme sports enthusiasts alike.