Publish Date: Nov.2013
Ecuador has banked on high petrol prices since it renegotiated its oil contracts in 2010, the result of which has helped support increased public spending and subsequent non-oil sector growth of up to 9%.
Publish Date: Oct.2013
Thanks to its famously resilient banking sector, strong human capital base, and new energy prospects, Lebanon remains open for business and poised for growth.
Dubai posted its best economic performance in five years over 2012, spurred on by its strong hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
Publish Date: Aug.2013
Turkey’s robust economy stands tall after a decade of shrewd economic policies. Continued sound macroeconomic performance and structural reform climate coupled with a young and well-educated population have laid the foundations for Turkey’s future.
Publish Date: Jul.2013
Mexico’s strong rebound in the wake of the recent crisis and its continued export-led growth have helped to cement the country’s position as a leading global trade hub and one of the largest and most stable economies in the Americas.
Publish Date: Jun.2013
Colombia’s economy has shown exceptional growth as a result of the government’s commitment to the free market, and boasts South America’s third largest economy and a population of 46 million—the second highest on the continent.
Publish Date: May.2013
Mozambique’s prospects have never been brighter. Buoyed by the best performing currency in the world, growth in 2011 hit 7.1% and is expected to continue at an even brisker pace in 2012.
Publish Date: Apr.2013
As the second largest economy in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has thrived in recent years, pursuing free trade initiatives and leveraging its primary industries to develop a successful services sector.
Azerbaijan's GDP growth, which was in double-digits for the first decade of the new millennium, has stabilized as inflation has cooled, though 2013 should see growth back at around 8.5% thanks to planned government investments.
Publish Date: Dec.2012
Within the top 20 global economies by PPP, Iran has leveraged its natural carbon resources to create a diversified and high-tech economy that has proven resilient in times of uncertainty in the global energy and financial markets.
Myanmar's economy is set to grow by over 6% in 2013, with even higher growth predicted for 2014, spurred on by a more robust financial sector, policy reforms, and quota-free market access.
Colombia’s manufacturers spent 2012 adjusting to the country’s new trade agreements, while lower interest rates and an improving security situation are set to boost spending and investment, especially in transportation and hydrocarbon exploration.
The country’s favorable location, flexible workforce, and positive business environment are propelling Turkey toward its goal of fostering innovation and productivity.
Growth over 2013 will be somewhat tied to the economic performance of Mexico’s northern neighbor, the US, although a growing list of free trade agreements (FTAs) is opening up new markets to Mexican products.
Having carved out a solid position between China, Russia, and Europe, Kazakhstan’s bountiful natural resources are helping to drive an ambitious diversification program and put the country on the map as a top business and tourism destination.
The process of liberalization and pro-business policies has created a competitive and dynamic investment landscape in Kosovo.
The Medina administration is tasked with bolstering the formal economy and encouraging the private sector to lead growth in the coming years.
Mozambique’s prospects have never been brighter. GDP growth rose once again in 2012 to 7.5%, while inflation reached a historic low of 2.7%. This growth trend looks set to continue as new coal and gas reserves come online.
The Qatari economy is a shining example of how to manage the challenge of oil and gas wealth. Bountiful natural resources have afforded Qatar some of the highest per capita GDP figures in the world.
Oman is currently tackling the challenge of diversifying the economy before oil reserves are depleted. High oil prices in recent years have gifted the country more resources to invest in the non-oil sectors.
Thanks to structural reform, pro-business policies, and huge potential for natural resources, Tanzania is among the rising stars of Africa.
Abu Dhabi has emerged as a pioneer in economic diversification, acting as a bulwark for the region during the global economic downturn. With non-oil activity accounting for 41.5% of GDP and rising, the time is right for increased investment promotion.
Driven over recent years by large FDI inflows, Georgia’s economy is expected to continue its expansion in 2013 on the back of strong growth in the manufacturing, construction, and tourism sectors.
Demand for Mongolia’s mineral resources are driving development in a sector that could turn the country into the world’s fastest growing economy in 2013. The expanding agriculture and services industries are also ripe for FDI.
GDP is set to grow over 1.5% in 2013, with the narrowing budget deficit attributed to accelerating economic activity.
Strong logistics infrastructure, extensive FTAs, and increasing fiscal freedom underline El Salvador as one of Central America’s economic jaguars. An increasingly open economy and stable politics aim to provide a predictable environment for investors.