Dubai saw steady GDP growth of 3.2% in 2017 and is expected to reach 3.5% in 2018, with an increased drive towards consolidating its position as a knowledge-based economy. The emirate is among the most diversified in the region, thanks to factors such as a highly attractive business environment that has brought in large amounts of foreign investment.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Kais Marzouki, CEO, Nestlé Central and West Africa Region: Interview from The Report: Ghana 2018
What are the main trends you foresee in the consumer markets in West Africa and Africa as a whole?
Articles & Analysis | Decentralisation campaign under way in Ghana's industrial sector from The Report: Ghana 2018
A defining characteristic of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s industrial policy is decentralisation. The new administration is hoping to drive economic growth and employment by encouraging the development of industry in every region of the country.
Articles & Analysis | Ghana's expanding middle class reshapes industrial growth prospects from The Report: Ghana 2018
As the economy grew following the discovery of domestic oil in 2007, expectations of increased consumer spending soon followed. Ghana has much to offer retailers: by regional standards, it offers a relatively affluent consumer base in a stable environment; furthermore, the formal retail supply is limited, providing opportunities for growth....
Articles & Analysis | Ghanaian government to improves access to credit for industrial companies from The Report: Ghana 2018
The cost and availability of credit is one of the central problems facing Ghana’s industrial sector. Across various segments, a lack of funds and high interest rates have constrained growth for a number of years. However, while many challenges persist, the current administration has made improving the domestic borrowing environment a top...
Articles & Analysis | Industrialisation and diversification efforts in Ghana target value-added exports from The Report: Ghana 2018
Industry is at the centre of government plans to transform the economy from one reliant on its resource base to one driven by value-added exports. The current administration – which, among other things, is seeking to establish a factory in every one of the country’s more than 200 districts – has discussed moving away from a dependence on cocoa...