• 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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After the 2016 currency devaluation and IMF-backed economic reforms that led to an increase in the prices of necessities such as fuel, electricity and basic foods, Egyptian consumers began to rationalise their spending habits. Many began to opt for cheaper brands, or stopped purchases in certain categories altogether. Fast-moving consumer...

 

Egypt’s retail industry benefits from a growing population, affluent middle class and openness to new retail options. Although the currency devaluation in 2016 initially affected business via downward pressure on consumer purchasing power, spending resumed in 2018 and is expected to stabilise further when unemployment and inflation levels...

 

Industry is front and centre of Egypt’s economic growth and diversification policies. The government aims to increase high-technology exports in this sector, as well as increase the value added by manufacturing as a percent of GDP. Several factors make industry attractive to foreign investors, including the country’s location between key...

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Egypt 2020

Industry is front and centre of Egypt’s economic growth and...

 

Leveraging its location at the confluence of over 200 air routes, 150 shipping lanes, thousands of kilometres of road networks and a developing rail system, Abu Dhabi offers global and local businesses a range of industrial and free zones closely linked to these avenues. This dovetails with the emirate’s long-term development strategies, the...

 

In 2019 Abu Dhabi’s retail sector continued to adapt to a 5% value-added tax (VAT) that came into force in early 2018, with consumer confidence picking up as residents began to factor the new levy into their purchasing behaviours. Malls continue to dominate the retail space, which saw some 200,000 sq metres of gross leasable area (GLA) added...

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