Peru

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The strength of domestic agriculture relies on crop diversity, a harvest season that is the inverse of the northern hemisphere’s, and the fertile and well-irrigated coastal regions. As agricultural exports rise, they are becoming important contributors to GDP and major providers of job opportunities. By opening up to new global markets and...

 

What are some of the challenges Peru faces in securing sufficient investment for infrastructure?

 

Driven by the expansion of shopping malls, promotions and discount prices at supermarkets and pharmacies, and a growing middle class, Peru’s retail industry has lead growth in the Latin American market in recent years. According to consulting firm AT Kearney, between 2002 and 2015 Peru’s retail sector transitioned from a burgeoning market to...

 

The industrial sector returned to growth in 2018, with production, exports and investment growing substantially after four years of contraction. Improvements have come largely through the expansion of manufacturing, including the production of a range of higher-value-added products, along with processed fish and agro-industrial goods. While...

 

Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the globe. This mass rural-to-urban movement of people and expansion of cities to absorb formerly isolated villages is a relatively recent phenomenon, at least in the developing world. According to the UN, in 1950 only 751m people lived in...

 

From 206 BCE to 220 CE, China’s Han dynasty fostered a booming trade industry for silk, a precious commodity in high demand among the elites of the Mediterranean. The Silk Road was the name given to the network of trade routes connecting the East and West at the time. Later, spices and other precious cargo would be traded using the system,...

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