July 21st, 2016
Transportation is a key sector in the Middle East, catering to consumer’s on-the-go, urbanising and convenience-seeking lifestyles. With the rising population in this region, more cars are appearing on the roads and consumers are finding other ways to get from point A to point B. In Dubai, for example, rides on public transportation have […]
June 12th, 2016
The Internet of Things and technology fast advancement are deeply transforming businesses and governments in the MENA region, with digital innovation becoming increasingly crucial for competitiveness and economic growth. Smart technology can add trillions to the GDP of MENA economies and revenues of companies operating in the region. Euromonitor estimates the global market potential […]
June 5th, 2016
In Israel, food and drinks with at least one ethical label accounted for 67% of value sales in 2015. The largest contributors to this were the widely recycled label with US$47 billion, the FSC label with US$8 billion and the other recycling label label with US$3 billion in sales. Strongest category performers were dairy, carbonates […]
June 3rd, 2016
In United Arab Emirates, food and drinks with at least one ethical label accounted for 30% of value sales in 2015. The largest contributors to this were the can be recycled label with US$1 billion, the no artificial preservatives with US$271 million and the locally sourced prominent label with US$210 million in sales. Strongest category […]
May 17th, 2016
Digital technology and the Internet of Things (IOT) are transforming businesses and governments in the Middle East & North Africa, becoming increasingly crucial for competitiveness and economic expansion. This white paper examines how capitalising on smart technology can add trillions to the GDP of MENA economies and revenues of companies operating in the region. Download […]
May 9th, 2016
New opportunities have emerged for foreign investors, following the lifting of sanctions against Iran in early 2016. Motor vehicles, the largest manufacturing industry in Iran, is particularly tempting for foreign companies.
April 30th, 2016
With the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran in January 2016, the country may finally be opening up its markets to the outside world, with several opportunities for both domestic and multinational manufacturers within the food and beverage industry.
April 14th, 2016
The restoration of the Cuba-US relationship in 2015 and the removal of some western economic sanctions on Iran in early 2016 will boost investment, trade and consumption in the two countries.
April 1st, 2016
With the loosening of economic sanctions, and recent elections in which pro-Western reformists won big, Iran has suddenly become a much more attractive market for foreign firms, long scared away by the numerous difficulties of doing business in the Islamic Republic.
April 1st, 2016
Following rapid global urbanisation and the growing role of knowledge-intensive economic activities, most of the world’s economic and employment growth is concentrated in major cities.