Economic Updates

Soutien international à la Tunisie pour faciliter le financement des PME

Tunisia | 28 Aug 2014
Soutien international à la Tunisie pour faciliter le financement des PME

En Tunisie, les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) se heurtent depuis longtemps au problème de l’accès au crédit mais il se pourrait bien qu’une série d’initiatives récentes contribue à leur apporter une bouffée d’oxygène à court terme.

Sabah increases downstream palm oil investment

Sabah | 27 Aug 2014
Sabah increases downstream palm oil investment

Recent investments in Sabah’s palm oil sector, reinforcing both its processing and logistics capacity, could be the catalyst for further growth and capital input through the expansion of its downstream industrial capabilities.

Reforma Fiscal en México

Mexico | 26 Aug 2014
Reforma Fiscal en México

En una reciente entrevista con OBG, Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL), habla de la reforma fiscal, la mejor manera de asignar los gastos del gobierno y el crecimiento de la clase media.

Le Maroc est sur le point d’adopter une loi réglementant la finance islamique

Morocco | 25 Aug 2014
Le Maroc est sur le point d’adopter une loi réglementant la finance islamique

Fin juin, la chambre basse du parlement marocain a approuvé à l’unanimité un projet de loi bancaire attendu de longue date qui, entre autres, ouvre la voie au développement de la finance islamique dans le royaume. La chambre haute devrait se prononcer sur la loi au cours des prochaines semaines.

Boosting connections in Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam | 25 Aug 2014
Boosting connections in Brunei Darussalam

In the run-up to ASEAN Economic Community integration in 2015, Brunei Darussalam is ramping up transport developments, chasing new opportunities and re-establishing past connections. With the potential for a boost in inter-ASEAN travel, the Sultanate is working to position itself as an intermediary for business and leisure travellers.

Nigeria takes key investment role in first US-Africa Summit

Nigeria | 21 Aug 2014
Nigeria takes key investment role in first US-Africa Summit

In the latest push by Nigeria’s larger corporates to expand their continental footprint, Dangote Industries has announced plans for significant new capital commitments throughout sub-Saharan Africa alongside two of the world’s largest institutional investors at the first ever US-Africa Summit in Washington DC in August.

Manufacturing growth spread across Indonesia’s regions

Indonesia | 20 Aug 2014
Manufacturing growth spread across Indonesia’s regions

Growth in Indonesia’s manufacturing sector continues to outstrip the rest of the economy, with gains in most industries well above those of the national average. Some regions away from Java posted even higher rates of expansion, though there are lingering concerns some of this growth is underpinned by a reliance on commodities imports – one that fuels the current account deficit.