Minister of Trade and Industry, Panama (PANAMA)
"The Panama Canal expansion is an essential development."
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Deputy CEO, Oman Shipping Company (OMAN)
"With Duqm Port, the authorities are trying to attract what they call mother vessels."
President & CEO, General Electric Mexico (MEXICO)
"A major factor is innovation and our continued investment in R&D, which has been central to all GE operations."
Director, UCL Qatar (QATAR)
"This is a booming region where a lot of big museum projects are underway."
Director General, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) (UAE, DUBAI)
"The UAE provides a favorable and competitive environment for businesses."
Executive Director, AmCham (KAZAKHSTAN)
"AmCham grows year by year at an average rate of 20% and our membership diversity continues to increase."
CEO, Saudi Stock Exchange (SAUDI ARABIA)
"We promote economic diversification by providing companies with an efficient venue for accessing capital."
Minister for Foreign Trade, France (UAE, ABU DHABI)
"France has put in place a very strong support system for companies established in the Gulf."
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Panama (PANAMA)
"I think that for the last five years we have achieved a lot at a regional level and in placing Panama in the international arena."
General Director, Det.Al Holding (AZERBAIJAN)
"Det.Al’s newly opened aluminum semi-final production plants will contribute to the development of the non-oil sector."
Publish Date: 2014
Publish Date: 2013
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The Stirring Rhino
As 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.
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.
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.
Lend Me Your EarGovernment borrowing continues in support of a strong public investment program, while a widening trade deficit highlights dependence on international oil prices.
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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