Group Executive Director, Jaidah Group (QATAR)
"We have a very exciting future ahead of us."
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Director-General for Trade, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (UAE, ABU DHABI)
"Despite instability in parts of the Middle East over the past few years, the UAE stands out as being stable."
General Director, IPEME (MOZAMBIQUE)
"SMEs are a rapidly emerging sector, and these companies are the primary employers in Mozambique."
Managing Director, the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NIGERIA)
"My strategy is based on facts, not on hope."
General Manager, PARVAL (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
"Our rating was upgraded from BBB- to BBB."
President, Nazarbayev University (KAZAKHSTAN)
"We started off establishing ourselves by entering into strategic partnerships with top-class international universities."
President & CEO, SKA Group (UAE, DUBAI)
"We operate in high-risk environments because we feel that a lot of those environments have the biggest opportunities."
Minister of Finance, Saudi Arabia (SAUDI ARABIA)
"Government spending has supported growth in the non-oil economy."
Managing Director, Energia Limited (NIGERIA)
"The Nigerian oil and gas industry will drive the economy in terms of the opportunities we can create."
Latin America Area Manager, SICIM Colombia (COLOMBIA)
"Colombia is self sufficient in gas production but is not in a position, in my opinion, to export gas."
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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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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