President & Chairman, Intelec Holdings (MOZAMBIQUE)
"Intelec Holding’s focus is on creating and exploring local opportunities."
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Managing Director, Realtime (ZAMBIA)
"In terms of regulation, the government reviewed our license fees downward in order for the ICT sector to penetrate more markets."
Minister of Energy and Mining, Dominican Republic (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
"The energy sector in the Dominican Republic must undergo major changes, especially in the electricity subsector."
General Manager, Bridgestone (COLOMBIA)
"Certification has become a way of life for us, as everything is strictly controlled."
CEO, RAK National Insurance (UAE, DUBAI)
"I believe there is continuing opportunity and optimism in the foreseeable future."
Area General Manager, Kazakhstan, Central Asia & Mongolia, GSK (KAZAKHSTAN)
"We are investing notably in oncology and in new diagnostic systems."
Director General, the Regulation & Supervision Bureau (RSB) (UAE, ABU DHABI)
"The smart grid group looks at many things to do with optimizing the distribution network grid."
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Colombia (COLOMBIA)
"We need to generate further added value for Colombian products and services."
Deputy Chairman, Al Rabban Holding (QATAR)
"We have three main activities, the first being FMCGs."
Country Manager, Coca-Cola Sabco (MOZAMBIQUE)
"The room for growth is endless at the moment."
Democratic, social, and institutional reform was the theme of 2013, taking place against a backdrop of slow but steady GDP growth.
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Robust non-oil growth, coupled with keen labor reforms, ensured solid growth over 2014, and lays a solid foundation for the future.
Crude oil production was intensified to over 1 million bopd in 2013, though unstable prices on the global market reinforced the need for a diversified economy and a reduced reliance on the country’s massive resource reserves.
Oman’s foreign policy choices have been flexible and evenhanded, stemming from its traditional openness to the outside world.
On the HustingsThe presidential elections set for 2013 are being held against the backdrop of Azerbaijan’s growing stature in international affairs.
Blessing or Burden?
Lebanon’s prospects to tap potential offshore gas reserves have been hampered by political infighting and a looming border dispute with Israel.
Frack This WayWith huge finds making Mexico the fourth largest reserve for shale gas, the country now needs to exploit these resources in the most efficient and cost-effective 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.
A Public Affair
Oman’s government is spearheading projects to help the country become an affordable destination for healthcare treatment.
Back on TopAzerbaijan has been reshaping and investing in its education system to get students ready for the workforce.
While oil and gas extraction still rule the roost, Oman is now supporting new businesses in order to spark job creation and drive diversification.
Not Just Hot AirTanzania is welcoming a record FDI haul over 2013, with natural gas resources offering up tasty prospects for the future.
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.
Shelf ServiceEcuador’s changing demographics have altered the dynamics of the FMCG industry, although economic disparities mean employing diverse marketing strategies to reach the local consumer.
UAE, Dubai 2013
Up, Up, & Away
On the back of four quarters of consecutive growth in the real estate sector, Dubai will look to capitalize on its momentum by moving the sector forward in a steady and sustainable way.
The Big PourTurkey’s powerful building materials market, along with some significant construction projects set out by the government, will help the sector maintain its strength.
A brief overview of five of the most popular tourist destinations in Mozambique.
Quality AwaitsConsumer spending is down but stable in spite of economic slowdown, while the luxury market is beginning to miss the presence of Gulf tourists.
A Slender Share
Established in 1920, the Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE) may have seen the Jazz Age, but has had few reasons to Charleston. Years of civil war, fallout from global economic turmoil, and regional tension have sorely curbed liquidity.
UAE, Dubai 2013
Center for TomorrowDubai is developing a sophisticated financial industry and aims to become the Islamic banking hub of the world.
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.
Grow With Me
Over the past decade, Turkey’s agriculture sector has grown by leaps and bounds, and in some areas it has become a leading global exporter. Continuing this positive trend is the next challenge.
Most from FreshAgriculture remains an important source of income for many in the economy, and the global popularity of Mexican cuisine is assisting exports.
A rundown of what investors should know about the tax system in Turkey while operating in the country.
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.
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