Country Reports

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The Race to Build the World

Leveraging on their technology and experience in delivering high-quality infrastructure projects and machinery, Japanese companies are set to play a major role in infrastructure drives in Asia and North America over the coming years. Read more.


Japanese makers of beauty-products, pens and toys bring their unmistakable quality to the world

Armed with superior technologies and heavy investments into R&D, Japanese makers of beauty and skin-care products, pens and toys are bringing the "made by Japan" seal of quality to international markets. Read more.


Finland's unique growth story stands out in Europe

The country is powering through a pandemic that brought global growth to a standstill, supported by its world-leading tech sector and innovative industries. The Finnish economy will have one of the mildest recessions in the eurozone this year, while millions of government investment has been earmarked for recovery spending. Read more.


Croatia: Innovation & Sustainability in the Heartland

A solid base for investments and authentic tourism awaits in Continental Croatia. Read more.


Hungary: Transformation and Innovation

The dynamic Central European nation has turned itself into a vibrant and diversified industrial powerhouse. Many investors are now betting the country will stage a rapid economic recovery post COVID-19. Read more.


Macedonia: Tikves Winery

Tikves wines have won more wine competition awards than any other South East European winery. It is the only winery from SEE region, with ten wines given 90 or more points by influential wine critic Robert Parker. Read more.


Paraguay - Latin America's rising star

Benefitting from robust macroeconomic fundamentals, abundant natural resources, and fast-growing manufacturing and services sectors, Paraguay is a rising star in Latin America. Read more.


Kaizen and Monozukuri: The distinguishing factors behind Japanese manufacturing quality

In the face of regional competition, Japanese manufacturers continue to distinguish themselves through Kaizen, Monozukuri and continuous product development finely attuned to the needs of clients, industry and society. Read more.


Portugal reboots with sustainability drive

Discover how the resilient Iberian nation has fast-tracked its plans to embrace an innovation-led economy and carbon neutrality. Read more.


Nigeria - Africa's Economic Powerhouse II

Africa's biggest oil exporter and holder of the continent's largest natural gas reserves, Nigeria has led Africa's growth over the previous decade. Read more.



Bahrain

STC Bahrain is leading the country's digital revolution and, in line with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, supports the country's economic development. Read more.


Dominica: Live and work on a tropical island

As the remote-working revolution sweeps the globe, discover why this Caribbean Nature Isle is the perfect place for digital nomads. Read more.


Malawi: A new era begins

With a dynamic new administration led by President Lazarus Chakwera, Malawi's ambitious vision for inclusive economic development is turning it into one of Africa's best investment destinations. Find out more.


Senegal

While Europe and North America grappled with crippling pandemic recessions, Fitch Solutions projects Senegal's GDP growth to have hit 3.1% in 2020 and to rise to 5.5% in 2021. Read more.


Mexican Caribbean - Back to Paradise

Rediscover Cancun, Riviera Maya, Tulum and Cozumel.
Experience a diverse region of Mexico unlike any other in the world. Turquoise waters, impeccable beaches, tropical jungles, Mayan archeological sites, underground rivers, beautiful islands, lagoons and lush landscapes are just the starting point. Read more.


Egypt - MENA's Growth Driver

Despite COVID-19, Egypt expects economic growth between 2.8 and 4% in 2021, becoming the only MENA economy to expand in 2020. Read more.


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Cameroon's Electricity Sector

Cameroon's steady recent economic growth has been underpinned by rising levels of electrification, making it one of the best-connected countries in in West Africa. Read more.


Hungary - From manufacturing hub to innovation and R&D center

With its pro-business agenda and open-border policy for investors, the Central European nation is hoping to bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis, while making greater strides toward innovation, research and development. Read more.


Ghana - The Investors' Choice in Africa

Influenced by government initiatives to introduce a more favorable taxation structure and having undergone extensive reforms, the economy of Ghana is becoming an economic powerhouse on the African continent. Read more.


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Portugal - Find your dream home in Portugal

From iconic city condominiums to rural and seaside idylls, discover how Vanguard Properties' unique luxury real estate developments are exceeding expectations by turning lifestyles into art forms. Read more.


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Nigeria - Africa's Economic Powerhouse I

Africa's biggest oil exporter and holding the continent's largest natural gas reserves, Nigeria has led Africa's growth over the previous decade. Read more.


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Antigua and Barbuda - Invest, live and work in paradise

Discover how the Caribbean islands' globally competitive citizenship and residency program offers you and your family the opportunity to enjoy a better quality of life in 2021. Read more.


Panama - Central America's Leading Investment Destination

Panama is expected to rebound strongly in 2021, with growth forecasted between 4% and 7%. Read more.


Green Coast - Luxury Living in the Albanian Riviera

With its unrivalled views and ideal location in the heart of the Albanian Riviera, Green Coast Resort and Residences offers prescient investors the chance to benefit from Albania's impending tourism rebound. Read more.


The Netherlands - Home of Innovation

With a reputation as one of Europe's most connected, digitized, and innovative economies, the Netherlands recently overtook the UK as the top recipient of FDI inflows in Europe. Read more.


Saudi Arabia - Building new benchmarks

The kingdom's groundbreaking hosting of this month's G20 Leaders' Summit puts its stunning transformation in the global spotlight. Discover how Saudi Arabia is realizing opportunities for all. Read more.


Andbank Group - Wealth Meets Innovation

Based in Andorra, Andbank Group is a truly international conglomerate: it holds five banking licenses and has a presence in 12 countries, with 39 offices spread around the world, from Miami to Monaco to Zurich. Read more.


Finland: Sustainability and Innovation

The country is powering through a pandemic that brought global growth to a standstill, supported by its world-leading tech sector and innovative industries. The Finnish economy will have one of the mildest recessions in the eurozone this year, while millions of government investment has been earmarked for recovery spending. Read more.


Serbia has risen to become the leading investment location in Central and Eastern Europe

Offering customs-free access to 15% of the global market, a young, talented workforce, and high potential for future growth in sectors such as construction and IT. Read more.


Iceland: Transcending global challenges

Having engineered an exceptional rebound from financial turmoil in 2008, Iceland has approached the COVID-19 crisis in a similarly unique way. What can the world learn from this sustainable, innovative and resilient nation? Read more.


Switzerland Country Report

Switzerland: Innovation against the pandemic

Could Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest and most innovative nations, hold the answers to the current global economic, social and health crisis? Read more.


Greece Country Report 2020

Greece: Greece marches forward (July 2020)

Greece's widely praised management of COVID-19 makes the Mediterranean country one of the safest and most rewarding places in the world for tourists and investors in 2020. Read more.


Saudi Arabia Country Report

Saudi Arabia: Accelerates Ahead

With interest from international investors up 70 percent in 2019, Saudi Arabia is becoming an investment powerhouse—a transformation supported by its flourishing financial services industry and rapidly expanding private sector. Read more.


Greece: Leaping Into The New Decade (January 2020)

Discover how a new pro-business government has acted quickly to introduce reforms that are stimulating economic growth, fast track large-scale developments and attract investments to both traditional and emerging sectors. Read More.


Morocco Country Report v2

Morocco: The world's gateway to Africa
(Part 2)

The kingdom's reputation as a leading destination for investment and trade within the African continent is supported by highly regarded professional services sectors and innovative manufacturing industries.
Read more.


Malaysia Country Report

Malaysia: Focused on the future

Foreign direct investment in the Asian country has doubled in 2019 due to its strong economic growth, business climate, strategic location, natural resources and rising confidence in its new government.
Read more.


Botswana Country Report

Botswana: Africa's jewel for business

Discover why the stable, ambitious, business-friendly and stunningly beautiful Southern African country is currently attracting significant investment to a wide range of its resource- and knowledge-based sectors. Read here.


Mauritius

Mauritius: The perfect gateway to Africa

The World Bank's easiest place to do business in Africa in 2020 is an idyllic island nation in the Indian Ocean that continues to cement its position as a dynamic trade and investment hub. Read more.


Portugal Country Report

Portugal: Is a greener future within reach?

Leading development, engineering, procurement, construction and finance firm MCA Group is confident it has the answer and its clients around the world agree. Find out why.


Gabon

Gabon: Oil-rich Gabon looks to a new future

Africa's fifth-largest producer seeks to diversify its economy in order to reduce its dependence on oil. Here's how.


Austria

Austria: At the heart of European innovation

Austria's tech-savvy hidden champions are catapulting global advanced manufacturing into the next decade. Here's how - Part 1, Part 2.


Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein: Simply innovative

As the Alpine country celebrates 300 years of historic success, it continues to offer the ideal environment for today's innovators. Here's how.


Namibia

Namibia: Africa's economic gateway

Blending enviable political and social stability with a business-friendly approach, ambitious Namibia's geo-strategic position offers international investors intelligent access to the markets of southern Africa and beyond. Read more.


Paraguay

Paraguay: Ideal investment conditions

Discover how a new, business-friendly government and the world's largest generator of renewable energy are turning one of Latin America's fastest-growing economies into a hotspot for international investors. Read more.


Morocco

Morocco: The kingdom enters a new growth phase (Part 1)

With a wide range of opportunities opening up in the African country, the export and investment agency AMDIE explains why 2019 is the year you should invest in Morocco. Read more.


Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago: Center stage

The hydrocarbon-rich Caribbean islands are fast becoming a regional hub in many other sectors, including transport, logistics, manufacturing, real estate and financial services. Find out more.


Malta

Malta: Innovation in the heart of the Med

The booming European economy has tapped into innovative and advanced high-growth industries, and cemented its reputation for financial services by launching the world's first legislative framework for blockchain. Read more.


Canary Island Country Report

Canary Islands: Setting the Pace in Sustainability

These Spanish islands off the west coast of Africa, have long prospered from their unique geographical position. Along with a subtropical climate, clear skies and stunning landscapes, the archipelago benefits from the political stability and the open, democratic culture of Europe. Over the centuries the islands have become a natural staging point for travelers and traders on their way to and from three continents and the Canaries remain open to modern business, investments and tourists alike. Read here.


Colombia Country Report

Colombia: The Time is Now

Colombia is living a moment. With President Iván Duque one year into his tenure, the Andean nation is shrugging off its unfair reputation and proving just how vast its previously untapped potential was. Read here.


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Croatian Regions of Istria & Kvarner: Paradise in the Heart of Europe

Responsible and sustainable tourism is paying significant social and economic dividends for these stunning Croatian coastal regions. Read more.


Dalmatia

Dalmatia: Amazing Dalmatia

On the southern coast of Croatia, the stunning region of Dalmatia is leading the way toward a new vision of responsible tourism, one in which preserving heritage and protecting communities matters more than making a fast buck.
Sustainability means responsibility in Dalmatia. Read more here.


Finland

Finland: Finnish innovation for a brighter future

Finland is trust and quality; Finland is collaboration and innovation; Finland is creating Nordic solutions to global problems; Finland is the future. Find out how Finnish innovation is transforming an array of global industries, from smart healthcare to cloud technology - you can trust in Finland, Here's how.


Guatemala

Guatemala: The Heart of the Mayan World

A trip to Guatemala is an invitation to immerse yourself in history, culture, tradition and romance. Read more.


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Kenya: Centum Investment

Established in 1967 as a Nairobi-based investment company and now listed on exchanges in Nairobi and Kampala, Centum Investment Company has risen to become a leading vehicle for growth and diversification in East Africa. Read More.


Qatar Country Report

Qatar: The Transition to a Knowledge Based Economy

Qatar is one of the fast-growing regional economies and among the most promising in the MENA region, maintaining balanced growth rates despite various global challenges. Read more.


Singapore Country Report

Singapore: Looking to the Future

Known worldwide as a top business, banking, and investment destination, Singapore has sustained its stellar international reputation for decades. Read more.


Taiwan Country Report v1

Taiwan: The New Benchmark of Quality Through

Discover how innovation has revolutionized traditional industries in Taiwan while accelerating the development of the current phenomena such as AI and blockchain and learn how this astonishing transformation has been possible in the space of a decade. Find out more.


Turkey Country Report

Turkey: Strength in Adversity

More than two decades of rapid economic expansion have cemented Turkey's position as a dominant regional economic power and rising global power. Find out more.

Polisan Holding

Turkey: Polisan Holding

Active in paint, chemicals, port operations, and real estate, Polisan Holding has withstood the test of time with a tried-and-true strategy emphasizing partnerships, innovation, and finding new opportunities during even the toughest economic conditions. Find out more.


UAE Country Report

UAE: How innovation is transforming a nation

It all began with a master innovator. The UAE's founding father, Sheikh Zayed, was a man with big ideas, open to new methods and peoples. Today the country masters Blockchain, hosts 200 nationalities and ranks first in innovation in the Arab World. Find out more.