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On the back of efforts to encourage more international business activity, the Philippines registered the highest rate of foreign direct investment (FDI) growth in the ASEAN region last year, with the country hoping to capitalise on the global attention generated by hosting the bloc’s most recent summit to enhance trade and investment flows.


ETIQUETTE: Relationships are very important within the business community. Meetings typically open with a handshake, followed by a casual conversation about family, health and travel. In the Muslim north, wait for a woman to extend her hand before offering yours. The business discussion begins at...

Articles & Analysis | Nigeria's Hotel Listings from The Report: Nigeria 2017


HOTEL MOORHOUSE MGALLERY 1 Bankole Oki Road, Ikoyi, Lagos T: (+234) 1 461 5409 - 20 F: (+234) 1 461 5423 www.accorhotels.com; www.mgallery.com h2770-sl1@accor.com Rooms:  Superior rooms, luxury rooms and executive suites, 90 in total. Business & Conference Facilities: 8 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 80 people and...


What reforms has the government instituted, and what more can it do to promote economic growth?


How is the government working with the private sector to help finance infrastructure projects?


In response to Nigeria’s 2016 recession, the government launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) in March 2017. The ERGP sets out broad targets ranging from macroeconomic stability to economic diversification and improving governance. It identifies five priority areas: stabilising the macroeconomic environment; achieving...