Minister of Economy & Finance, Republic of Panama (PANAMA)
"The IMF expects Panama to grow 7.2% in 2014, and 6.9% for 2015 according to the World Economic Forum."
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Managing Director , Orlean Invest (NIGERIA)
"We are absolutely in favor of local content, and Intels is a Nigerian company that is 90% owned by Nigerians. "
Governor, Bank of Zambia (BoZ) (ZAMBIA)
"One of the Bank’s key strategic tasks with the objective of raising financial inclusion by 15 percentage points to 50% by 2015."
CEO, Arab Media Group (UAE, DUBAI)
"We are privileged to be trusted and offer the opportunity to contribute to the vision of Dubai."
E&P Country Manager Mozambique, Galp Energia (MOZAMBIQUE)
"Galp Energia has been operating in Mozambique for more than five decades."
Managing Director, Amni International Petroleum Development Company (NIGERIA)
"The most important thing to know is the imperatives of the oil and gas business."
President, the Republic of Guatemala (PANAMA)
"We have grown closer over the years, and our common ties have reached people and communities from both countries."
Prime Minister, Spain (COLOMBIA)
"My government has paid special attention to the Pacific Alliance since the beginning."
CEO, American Express, Middle East & North Africa (UAE, DUBAI)
"Technology is at the core of our business. Without technology, our business cannot run."
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, the Slovak Republic (UAE, ABU DHABI)
"The UAE government is striving to achieve a harmonious balance between economic development and sustainable development."
UAE, Dubai 2014
Saudi Arabia 2014
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Oman’s foreign policy choices have been flexible and evenhanded, stemming from its traditional openness to the outside world.
The Stirring RhinoAs the government of Tanzania begins to integrate technology into its services, it is planning to become an efficient and powerful force in East Africa and beyond.
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.
A Public Affair
Oman’s government is spearheading projects to help the country become an affordable destination for healthcare treatment.
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.
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.
Most from Fresh
Agriculture remains an important source of income for many in the economy, and the global popularity of Mexican cuisine is assisting exports.
Azadi 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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