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    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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One of the most ambitious elements of the government’s industrial development strategy is the One District, One Factory (1D1F) scheme that was launched in 2017. As its name suggests, the programme seeks to establish a factory in each of Ghana’s 254 districts. The initiative emphasises job creation, as well as leveraging the country’s existing...

 

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the...

 

Building on several years of robust growth in the sector, Ghana has launched a multifaceted programme aimed at increasing its industrial capacity and output. This wave of new initiatives is designed to strengthen the investment environment for manufacturing and boost the value-added component of the country’s manufactured exports. While...

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Ghana 2019

Building on years of robust growth in the sector, Ghana has launched a multifaceted programme to increase its industrial capacity and output. This wave of new initiatives is designed to strengthen the investment environment and boost the value-added component of the country’s manufactured exports. In 2017 manufacturing contributed $6.1bn to GDP, some 12% of the total. Moreover, the combination of...

Ghana continues to be one of the most stable countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has developed substantially over the years. Now one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, the country is starting to move away from traditional resource dependency. However, it faces the challenge of ensuring the widest benefit from that expansion, given its growing and increasingly urbanised population.

 

Tourism’s GDP contribution is set to soar in the next few years, buoyed by billions of dollars of investment in new infrastructure. Big-ticket projects, including mixed-use real estate developments and a $1.1bn overhaul of the Bahrain International Airport (BIA), have driven investment levels to new highs in recent years. A new passenger...