Economic Updates

Colombia atrae e más aseguradoras globales

Colombia | 3 Apr 2014
Colombia atrae e más aseguradoras globales

Las compañías de aseguramiento internacionales incrementan su presencia en Colombia a medida que el mercado parece preparado a expandirse. Los motores del crecimiento incluyen una creciente demanda por seguros de crédito, así como la posible inclusión de una cobertura de responsabilidad civil obligatoria en el sector de la construcción.

Oman forges ties between academic and business worlds

Oman | 1 Apr 2014
Oman forges ties between academic and business worlds

Institutes of higher learning in Oman are cooperating more closely with local businesses, as the Sultanate looks to boost employment opportunities for nationals in the private and public sectors.

Mongolia eyes wind energy potential

Mongolia | 1 Apr 2014
Mongolia eyes wind energy potential

With demand for electricity on the rise, and a national drive to boost renewable power production gathering strength, investor interest in Mongolia’s fledgling wind energy industry looks set to grow.

Ghana looks to keep oil jobs local

Ghana | 31 Mar 2014
Ghana looks to keep oil jobs local

The long-awaited implementation of domestic content legislation on February 1 is expected to help improve participation rates by local businesses in Ghana’s oil and gas sector.

Papua New Guinea targets transport upgrades

Papua New Guinea | 31 Mar 2014
Papua New Guinea targets transport upgrades

The transport networks serving Papua New Guinea are set to receive a $1bn overhaul as the country moves to install the infrastructure needed for the next phase of its economic development.

Turkey’s FDI improves in second half of 2013

Turkey | 28 Mar 2014
Turkey’s FDI improves in second half of 2013

The flow of foreign direct investment into Turkey picked up in the second half of 2013, and while the full-year figures were down, it appears external factors, rather than any cooling of the local economy, were the primary cause.

Myanmar invests in transportation

Myanmar | 27 Mar 2014
Myanmar invests in transportation

With a number of on-going projects and more in the pipeline, Myanmar looks set to reduce its transport infrastructure gap, although a shortage of labour and materials could drive up costs.