L’ouverture de la banque Silk Road International Bank (SIB) à Djibouti constitue le premier investissement d’une banque universelle chinoise en Afrique, s’inscrivant dans le cadre de la stratégie poursuivie actuellement par le géant asiatique qui entend renforcer ses liens avec les marchés est-africains.
Increased investment in low-cost housing, improved access to home loans and streamlined procedures for building applications should feed into a stronger performance from Trinidad and Tobago’s construction sector in the near term. However, delays in payments for work completed, plus lengthy bureaucratic procedures, continue to pose challenges to expediting construction works.
Economic update | El gobierno de Panamá incrementa su apoyo a la agricultura en medio de una disminución en las exportaciones
Mientras el sector encara el doble reto que nace de unas condiciones climáticas volátiles y la fuerte competencia de importaciones baratas, el apoyo estatal para la agricultura se incrementa en Panamá.
Articles & Analysis | Private sector involvement and efficient use of funds in Mexico's research sector from The Report: Mexico 2017
Mexico has long recognised the importance of research and innovation to the development of a strong and sustainable economy. To date, however, the goal of boosting research and development (R&D) spending to 1% of GDP has remained somewhat distant, with public spending across a variety of programmes having an only limited effect on...
Articles & Analysis | Major reforms in Mexico to improve standards in educational system from The Report: Mexico 2017
Since 2013 the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto has been pushing for a major overhaul of the Mexican public education system. While opposition from powerful teachers’ unions has slowed progress on an education reform bill, a 2013 constitutional change has deepened the government’s commitment to improving the quality of Mexican...
Articles & Analysis | Public and private efforts create dynamic health care sector in Mexico from The Report: Mexico 2017
With much of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s reform agenda taken up by sweeping changes to the energy, telecoms and education sectors, the Mexican health sector has rarely made front page news. But while structural reform was put on the political backburner, impressive strides have been made to tackle the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs...