• Retail

    Western-style shopping malls are increasingly popular in emerging markets. OBG’s retail sector analysis looks at local demand, shopping habits, opportunities for development in smaller cities, consumer spending power and brand awareness.
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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 diversification plans. The government aims to increase high-technology exports and boost the value of the manufacturing sector. To further enhance output and investment, Egypt continues to implement favourable policies, including the development of industrial zones and special economic zones. Although the sector will face challenges...

 

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...

 

Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector continues to be a key contributor to GDP and the drive for diversification away from oil- and gas-based growth. The sector has also widened its industry portfolio in recent years, with companies based in Abu Dhabi now ranging from steel production to high-tech manufacturing, among other areas. Many of these...

 

In what ways is Emirates Steel adapting to global trade dynamics, and what regions are best positioned to support international expansion plans?

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