junho 16, 2018

The future of special economic zones in Afghanistan

The future of special economic zones in Afghanistan

5 minutos The concept of special economic zones in Afghanistan is not intentional, rather accidental.  The scheduled withdrawal plan of U.S. and NATO forces in 2014 left a huge amount of infrastructure to Afghan forces. This included $2 billion worth of infrastructure and equipment at eight strategic airfields in the country, equipped with sophisticated machinery and a well-developed infrastructure. Bastion-Helmand and Bagram-Kabul, in particular, are of considerable importance. Ashraf Ghani, the current president of Afghanistan and a former World Bank employee, proposed creating special economic zones (SEZs) at Leia mais

Special economic zones as an engine of regional economic development: the best practices and implications for Uzbekistan

Special economic zones as an engine of regional economic development: the best practices and implications for Uzbekistan

menos de 1 minuto Special economic zones (SEZs) are considered as an effective tool to stimulate industrialization and structural transformation, but only when implemented properly in the right context. The aim of the paper is to review the existing practices of establishment of Special Economic Zones using the case successful countries including China, Korea, Singapore and the UAE and explain how they contribute for the development of regional economy. Moreover, the current paper provides the latest initiatives taken by the Uzbek government to establish Leia mais

The UAE offers an oasis of opportunity

The UAE offers an oasis of opportunity

6 minutos Last week I took part in a webinar that explored how Canadian companies can take advantage of the many business opportunities in the United Arab Emirates. If you weren’t part of the live audience, I urge you to watch it on-demand to get a quick overview of this dynamic market—especially some of the recent legislative changes that will make it easier than ever to do business there. Fellow panelists included Owais Ahmed, EDC’s Chief Representative for the Middle East & North Africa Region, as Leia mais

How free trade zones can drive industrialisation, foreign investments

How free trade zones can drive industrialisation, foreign investments

2 minutos To drive industrialization and attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) into the country, the Nigeria America Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has emphasised the need for the present administration to prioritise developmental efforts towards developing infrastructural facilities at the nation’s free trade zones. Indeed, the chamber stated that against the backdrop of depleting natural resources, governments of the world over are increasingly identifying Free Trade Zones as a veritable tool to fast track industrialization and for sustainable economic development. The president, NACC, Otunba Oluwatoyin Leia mais

LIDE Ceará realiza seminário de desenvolvimento e competitividade

LIDE Ceará realiza seminário de desenvolvimento e competitividade

1 minuto No próximo dia 21 (quinta), o LIDE Ceará (Grupo de Líderes Empresariais do Ceará) realizará o Seminário de Desenvolvimento e Competitividade. O evento será realizado com visita ao Complexo Industrial e Portuário do Pecém (CIPP), seguida do seminário, na sede do Banco do Nordeste do Brasil. O evento terá palestras de César Ribeiro, Secretário de Desenvolvimento Econômico (SDE), Romildo Carneiro Rolim, presidente do Banco do Nordeste do Brasil (BNB). O evento tem como objetivo discutir o potencial competitivo do Nordeste frente às Leia mais