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Special economic zones — the threshold conditions for success

Special economic zones — the threshold conditions for success

6 minutos Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are an important aspect of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), besides the projects centred on infrastructure, energy, and the development of Gwadar port. SEZs, as a growth strategy, have static and dynamic implications for the host economy. In the static sense, they help in promoting investment, employment, trade and economic growth. In the dynamic sense, they result in technological advancements, human resource development, urban development, institutional and economic reforms, as well as infrastructure development. However, their success clearly Continue lendo

O preço das ineficiências

O preço das ineficiências

3 minutos O produto industrial brasileiro chega ao mercado internacional a um preço até 30% maior do que o de similares produzidos nos Estados Unidos ou na Alemanha. Embora seja excessivo, esse diferencial é bem menor do que o constatado em 2010, quando o produto nacional era até 44% mais caro do que o fabricado em outros países com os quais o Brasil compete. A melhora seria bem mais animadora se tivesse decorrido de mudanças estruturais em curso na economia brasileira ou de novas Continue lendo

Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs

Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs

11 minutos Having shared its destiny with bullying neighbor China through every twist and turn of its history, Vietnam understands that the stronger China gets, the more serious of a potential threat Vietnam faces. Because of this, when China began to intensify both its military presence on its occupied features in the Paracel and Spratly Islands and its water-grabbing in the Mekong – strategic moves which appeared to seriously threaten to Vietnam’s security – Hanoi proactively mobilized to reach out to extra-regional powers to broaden its options. Vietnamese Continue lendo

Special economic zones – Nepal

Special economic zones – Nepal

5 minutos The policies and programmes of the government unveiled by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on 21 May has envisioned developing one industrial estate in each of the seven provinces and industrial villages in all local bodies. This comes as an initiative of the government to promote industrialisation in the country which is considered fundamental for the sustainable and inclusive growth of the economy. Without a strong production base the country’s import dependence will continue to rise. Additionally, industries are labour intensive and vital Continue lendo

Auguran fin de las zonas económicas especiales – Mexico

Auguran fin de las zonas económicas especiales – Mexico

6 minutos El gobierno espera que pronto se haga realidad la llegada al país de las primeras inversiones de una bolsa estimada en más de 7,000 millones de dólares (mdd) destinada a las Zonas Económicas Especiales (ZEE). Una vez concluido el andamiaje jurídico y constitucional, las empresas mexicanas y extranjeras podrán empezar a construir plantas en estos sitios y hacer uso de estímulos tales como no pagar el Impuesto Sobre la Renta e impuestos locales (como el predial), además de estar exentos, durante los Continue lendo