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May 20, 2017
While there are more economically established countries, Cameroon is showing signs of becoming a prospective future investment destination. Although, the country is in need of less state interference, an improved regulatory environment and a stronger business infrastructure, it is witnessing technological advancement. Cameroon’s ICT sector is driven by a competitive market sector, providing low tariffs […]
March 4, 2017
Hungary regained its investment grade status in 2016, which will result in a stable financing landscape for businesses operating in the country. As part of a struggle to reduce the budget deficit and dodge another International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout, in 2014, the Hungarian government launched a new range of extraordinary taxes and surcharges on […]
January 5, 2017
Multinationals’ intense investment activities in preferential tax jurisdictions such as Ireland and the Netherlands bring both positive and negative consequences for these countries. On the one hand, substantial FDI inflows (with two countries capturing a sizeable 39% of the EU’s total figure of USD439 billion in 2015) make the largest metropolitan areas of Ireland and […]
April 14, 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. However, businesses seeking to gain a foothold in these two potential markets still have to cope with significant hurdles including heavy state interference in […]
September 21, 2015
With Russia’s economy set to shrink by 4.2% in real terms this year, the country clearly faces several major challenges. Beyond the most immediate concerns of the oil price shock and the impact of sanctions, the economy faces major hurdles in the long-term if sustainable growth is to be achieved. 1.       An out-dated growth model […]
May 20, 2017
download as pdf Foreign debt is debt owed by a country to another. High levels of foreign debt can be riskier than domestically owned debt, due to the increased risks of contagion. Thailand had the biggest growth in foreign debt from 2008-2013, rising by 483% in real terms due to a boom in outward foreign […]
March 2, 2014
A country’s business tax rates and the length of time it takes to pay taxes are key factors for companies when deciding which markets to invest in. If tax rates are too high, this can cream off any potential profits the company might have made, while complex procedures for tax payments can add further costs […]
January 11, 2014
Euromonitor International has identified three key global trends for Economy, Finance and Trade in 2014. There are several trends emerging which suggest that some of the more difficult decisions made in the last year are finally showing dividends. Growth will largely be driven by developed economies in 2014 and “mega-trade deals” will become even more […]

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