• Retail

    Western-style shopping malls are increasingly popular in emerging markets. OBG’s retail sector analysis looks at local demand, shopping habits, opportunities for development in smaller cities, consumer spending power and brand awareness.
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Greater consumer confidence could bring about higher returns from Sri Lanka’s retail sector, though the possibility of a further tightening of monetary policy by the country’s central bank might offset any near-term gains.

Con las tasas de índice de acceso al Internet y el interés de los grandes minoristas internacionales en aumento, las perspectivas de comercio electrónico parecen prometedoras a pesar de la incertidumbre sobre el cambio de políticas en los EE.UU.

La construcción en curso de una serie de nuevos centros comerciales da lugar a que los sectores interesados piensen que hay un potencial de crecimiento significativo en la industria minorista de Panamá, ya que registró sólidas cifras de crecimiento el año pasado.


To what extent can Oman increase its competitiveness and attractiveness for investors?


Despite the impact of the oil price downturn, the sultanate remains an attractive proposition for GCC-focused retailers and international brands. Compared to neighbouring markets in the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar, the retail footprint in Oman is less formalised and growing from a smaller base. Retail space per capita is the lowest in the GCC at 0....


In January 2016 the Oman Supreme Council for Planning published the sultanate’s ninth five-year plan, covering 2016 to 2020. The plan is the final component of the government’s long-term Vision 2020 development strategy, focused on reducing reliance on the energy sector’s contribution to GDP and boosting non-petroleum industrial activities...