• Industry

    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Egypt 2022

Egypt has turned its oil and gas industry around in the years since 2015: heavy investment in this industry now places Egypt in an advantageous position to capitalise on the resurgence of global travel and economic activity. The opening of new transport routes for hydrocarbons will help the country become a global energy centre connecting Europe, MENA and Asia. In addition to redeveloping its...

Located at the geographic centre of the MENA region, Egypt has a well-documented history that has seen it accumulate knowledge and wealth over millennia. Egypt proved resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic: it was the only country in the MENA region to record positive GDP growth in 2020. Its economy has been widely driven by the execution of Egypt Vision 2030. This plan notably aims to increase annual GDP to 12% in 2030.

Qatar’s retail sector fared well in 2020 and 2021 despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although shopping outlets were forced to close in the spring of 2020 when governments around the world imposed lockdown measures to stem the spread of the virus, reopening began as early as that summer. In the months since, retail stores and malls in Qatar have welcomed customers...

Qatari retailers that have weathered the Covid-19 pandemic are shifting to a blended, multichannel distribution strategy. Such a strategy involves expanding a company’s digital offerings, while at the same time maintaining a brick-and-mortar presence at an attractive location. The pandemic gave rise to a significant uptick in online shopping, a trend especially apparent when...

The beginning of the 21st century heralded a period of rapid industrial growth for Qatar, fuelled by its abundant oil and gas wealth. The country possesses the world’s third-largest natural gas reserves and is vying with the US for the position of the world’s largest producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Those resources have been harnessed to develop strong...

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