• 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 weathering a series of global and regional challenges in recent years, Bahrain is emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with strong growth, rising government revenue and a new plan for the future economy. As energy and tourism earnings recover, the kingdom aims to generate sustainable long-term growth opportunities through new sector strategies and transformational infrastructure projects.

Egypt’s young, urban and tech-savvy population and well-connected middle class, combined with rising internet and mobile penetration rates, are driving the expansion of e-commerce. Confidence in the space has grown considerably since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with sector revenue increasing at a rate of around 30% in 2018 and 2019 before escalating to almost 70% in...

Egypt’s industry and manufacturing sector, which accounts for around 15% of total GDP, plays a prominent role in the country’s economic development agenda, which emphasises innovation, sustainability and enhanced ties with the African continent. Indeed, scaling up investment in manufacturing is a policy priority as the country accelerates industrialisation and shifts from low-...

Egypt’s rising population, affluent middle class, and emerging secondary cities have led to rising sales growth in shopping malls, convenience stores, supermarket and hypermarket chains, and e-commerce platforms. Recent government legislation supporting the development of commercial retail spaces has also encouraged the private sector to make significant investment in the...

Alongside a rapidly expanding renewable energy segment, Egypt is looking to adopt hydrogen technology to further diversify the energy mix. The construction of green hydrogen facilities will support the government’s plan to establish Egypt as global energy leader in line with Egypt Vision 2030. The International Energy Agency believes that hydrogen will be an integral part of a...

In the years since 2015, when gas production was low and Egypt had to rely on imports to meet its needs, the government has implemented policies to boost oil and gas output at home. The 2017 Law for Gas Market Activities Regulation helped the authorities attract greater international investment in the offshore segment, and this was further supported by the establishment of the...

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