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Trade in the Maldives

The atolls of Maldives encompass a territory spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres, making it one of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries. Its population of 328,536 (2012) inhabits 200 of its 1,192 islands, according to the Maldives government. Maldives’ capital and largest city Malé had a population of 103,693 in 2006. Maldives is the … Continue reading


Frontier Markets

Recently we’ve done a number of articles on emerging markets ranging from Sierra Leone to Thailand. Their are a large number of businesses that operate in these markets or wish to operate in these markets, so which ones are promising and which ones are not? Recently Bloomberg Businessweek came out with an article titled China Lone … Continue reading


Trade in Malta

Malta is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, with numerous recreational areas and historical monuments, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The capital city of Malta is Valletta; the largest town, Birkirkara. The main island comprises many towns, which together form one Larger Urban Zone with a population of 417,608 according to Eurostat. Malta is classified as an advanced economy together with 32 other countries, with an GDP … Continue reading

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Trade in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a constitutional representative democratic republic, whereby the President is both the head of state and the head of government. Legislative power is vested by the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone. The Judiciary of Sierra Leone is independent of the executive and the legislative and is headed by the Supreme Court. Sierra … Continue reading

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Trade in Cambodia

With a population of over 14.8 million, according to 2011 government census, Cambodia is the 69th most populous country in the world. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, an elected monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over … Continue reading

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Trade in Niger

A developing country, Niger consistently has one of the lowest ranks of the United Nations’ Human Development Index, 186th of 187 countries in 2011. Much of the non-desert portions of the country are threatened by periodic drought and desertification. The economy is concentrated around subsistence and some export agriculture clustered in the more fertile south, … Continue reading

US Economic Outlook Feb 2012

The US economy has come a long way from 2008, when the Lehman crises took the rug right out from underneath private sector. According, to various economic forecasts, it seems the US economy is back on the path of growth again. According to the US Dept of Commerce, The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent and … Continue reading

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Trade in Mexico

With an estimated population of over 112 million, according to a Government census, Mexico is the eleventh most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states, with its capital based in Mexico City. Mexico has one of the world’s largest economies, and is considered both a regional power … Continue reading

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Trade in the Congo

It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 71 million, according to the CIA, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa, as well as the most … Continue reading


Trade in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s GDP growth rate of 11% in 2010 ranks 4th in the world, but these figures are subject to wide margins of error, according to the CIA World Factbook. It possesses the world’s fourth largest reserves of natural gas resources. Although it is wealthy in natural resources in certain areas, most of the country is … Continue reading