Peru has seen relatively stable economic growth and significantly reduced the number of people living in poverty. Still, there have been multiple cases of corruption, but the government of President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, who took office in 2018, has focused efforts on combatting this and stabilising the political climate. Nevertheless, challenges to ensuring sustainable development remain.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Mohamad Talaat, Managing Partner, Helmy, Hamza & Partners: Viewpoint from The Report: Egypt 2019
Due to the political climate, Egypt has faced a number of economic challenges. While the uprisings have brought the country out of stagnation, they have also interrupted commerce, which had led to a prolonged closure of the stock market as well as a drop in some of the country’s main industries, such as tourism.
Articles & Analysis | Laws and decrees that most affect foreign businesses in Egypt from The Report: Egypt 2019
The legal environment is a major factor in an investor’s decision to set up shop in a foreign country and the ease of doing business once operable. This overview sheds light on the relevant laws that are most applicable to foreign investors in Egypt, focusing on the corporate, labour, investment and property laws of the country.
As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Teguh Maramis, Senior Partner, Lubis Santosa & Maramis: Viewpoint from The Report: Indonesia 2019
Indonesia has been identified as one of Asia’s upcoming economies for quite some time. The political reforms of 1998 and the legislation of economic policies and business incentives that followed have brought us closer to that expectation, and the current administration has aimed to go further by bolstering foreign direct investment (FDI). In...