All Countries and All Sectors

  • All ()
  • Reports ()
  • Articles & Analysis ()
  • Interviews & Viewpoints ()
  • Economic News Updates ()

Report | The Report: Gabon 2014

With just 1.63m people, Gabon is the second-smallest member of the six-country Central African Economic and Monetary Community in terms of population, after Equatorial Guinea. However, the country’s well-developed hydrocarbons sector has made Gabon the second-largest economy in the sub-region.

Displaying 1 - 6 of 10596

Economic update | Signs of rebound in Egypt’s tourism sector

17 Oct 2014

The government in Egypt is expecting a recovery of its tourism sector by next year after the latest data showed the tide may be turning for an industry that has been hit hard by domestic instability over the past three years.

Economic update | Nigeria’s retail sector set to ring up sales

16 Oct 2014

With a huge consumer market, growing economy and increasingly urbanised population base, Nigeria represents one of the biggest opportunities for the retail sector in Africa. However lingering concerns over select risk factors, including tariffs imposed on the industry, may affect investment in the near to medium term. 

Economic update | Leadership change ignites Indonesia’s fuel crisis

16 Oct 2014

As incoming Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo prepares to take the reins on October 20, speculation is growing that the way in which he tackles cutting the huge fuel subsidies may come to define his presidency. 

Economic update | Ghana banks eye acquisitions, foreign credit to expand

16 Oct 2014

In spite of a softer macroeconomic environment, Ghana’s banking sector is in good health, thanks to an increase in assets and strong capital ratios, which in turn is encouraging an expansion by banks into new segments of the financial services market.

Economic update | Signs of life in Turkish construction sector

10 Oct 2014
Improved political stability helped lift August property sales in Turkey, while the government is looking to infrastructure investments to stave off a downturn in the overheated construction sector. A glut of empty residential properties and high interest rates had curbed growth in property sales in recent times.

Economic update | Funding boost for Oman’s construction sector

10 Oct 2014
A multibillion-dollar cash injection from the state is supporting new growth across Oman’s construction sector, amid efforts to encourage the industry to source labour, services and supplies locally to broaden the contribution to its economy.