The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo assumed power on a promise to take “Ghana Beyond Aid”, and is pushing ahead with initiatives to formalise the economy, diversify its manufacturing base and overhaul its taxation structure. Ghana’s ability to retain fiscal discipline will be tested, with election-related expenditure expected to increase in the run-up to the 2020 poll.
The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Sultanate of Oman, making it the longest continually independent Arab country in modern history. The year also marks the passing of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, who died on 10 January. He is succeeded by his cousin and the former minister of culture, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.
Bahrain pioneered oil production in the Middle East beginning in the 1930s, establishing the region’s initial framework for the petroleum industry. Some 90 years later oil and gas operations comprise 18% of GDP, with the economy well diversified to host established financial services and industrial sectors, as well as unique tourism offerings.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, CEO, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC): Interview from The Report: Bahrain 2020
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Interviews & Viewpoints | Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications: Interview from The Report: Bahrain 2020
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Articles & Analysis | Large-scale projects and vehicle-sharing platforms enhance urban mobility from The Report: Bahrain 2020
Around the globe urban transport is experiencing rapid expansion, driven by economic growth and a global demographic shift towards urbanisation. Politicians, urban planners and private sector actors alike are working together to find new solutions for reducing congestion and increasing the speed and efficiency of urban transport. However,...