Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves and is working to achieve self-sufficiency in natural gas. It has been successfully pursuing diversification, particularly in terms of manufacturing, banking and ICT. While the global Covid-19 pandemic and decline in international oil prices poses challenges for the emirate, the fundamentals underpinning its economy remain strong.
With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid, Co-Founder, Bukalapak: Interview from The Report: Indonesia 2020
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Articles & Analysis | International appeal of Indonesia's modest fashion from The Report: Indonesia 2020
In recent years modest fashion inspired by Islam has shifted from a niche market to the mainstream, with designs that appeal to religious consumers appearing at major fashion weeks, and global clothing brands such as H&M, Macy’s, and Marks & Spencer launching their own labels. Now in the limelight, modest fashion is expected to grow...
Articles & Analysis | E-commerce opportunities in Indonesia's retail market from The Report: Indonesia 2020
Indonesia’s large and relatively young population, coupled with a fast-growing middle class and high levels of consumer confidence, has been a key driver of expansion in retail and e-commerce. Physical retail spaces remain prevalent, with new malls opening across the country in 2019. Despite the sector’s positive performance in recent years,...