business environment

July 20, 2017
A clear understanding of a business’ operating environment is vital for minimising risks and maximising commercial potential in any investment destination. This process involves answering a number of questions in relation to the regulatory burden, corruption, political stability, physical infrastructure and labour force and there’s a challenge between risk and operation costs. The most expensive […]
February 6, 2017
The world is now focusing on the third largest economy in Western Europe (in GDP US$ terms) in 2015, which is gearing up for its next national elections to be held in April and May 2017. Recent political events in major developed economies clearly reflect the presence of an inclination towards a far-right political ideology. […]
October 10, 2015
Labour market flexibility or rigidity refers to employment issues such as staff wages, the ease of which companies can hire and fire employees, length of probation periods and power of unions. Flexible labour markets are characterised by things such as low minimum wage and laws that don’t impede the hiring or termination of employees. These […]
July 1, 2015
  Passport helps the world’s top economic development and export/trade promotion organisations understand the global business environment in a time of rapid change and increased globalisation. We have a long history of helping government agencies, export development and foreign direct investment programmes, trade missions and region developmental institutions with improving exports, on trade investment, development […]
Euromonitor Research
March 8, 2014
Euromonitor’s business environment reports present key information about the most important aspects of doing business that companies need to plan their future business strategies. This includes the ease or difficulty of business procedures, infrastructure, issues with corruption and political stability, uptake and availability of technology, tax rates, the skills and quality of the labour force and […]
January 9, 2014
Download as pdf In 2020, Western Europe is expected to remain  the least urbanised developed region, falling behind Australasia and North America. Nonetheless, the number of its urban residents will continue increasing with the growth momentum holding in developing economies. Over 2012-2020, the most rapid population growth is estimated in Turkish first and second tier […]
October 10, 2011
Although Africa remains behind global ICT trends, lagging in terms of both penetration rates and users, the continent is seeing accelerating growth in its Internet markets, with the fastest growth in Internet users in the world. As other regions near saturation point for household PCs and broadband Internet access, Africa’s large population and low user […]
January 25, 2011
The UK's preliminary Q4 2010 real GDP figures reveal a 0.5% contraction from the previous quarter signalling a faltering economic recovery.

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