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Trade in Turkey

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with an ancient cultural heritage. Turkey has become increasingly integrated with the West through membership in organisations such as the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, OSCE and the G-20 major economies. Turkey has also fostered close cultural, political, economic and industrial relations with the Middle East, the … Continue reading

Trade in Kuwait

Kuwait is a constitutional emirate with a parliamentary system of government, with Kuwait City serving as the country’s political and economic capital. The country has the world’s fifth largest oil reserves. according to the Oil and Gas Journal, and petroleum products now account for nearly 95% of export revenues, and 80% of government income, according … Continue reading

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Sourcing from Asia & Avoiding Middlemen

Editor’s note: Today’s post is written by David Fisher of Asia Quality Focus, an inspection and auditing firm focusing on Asia.  Sourcing from Asia, whether it be China, India, Bangladesh or Southeast Asia, has become a necessary step for most companies to offer competitive prices. While many companies with serious resources can put money into … Continue reading

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Trade in Peru

Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes Mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country with a high Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 31%. Its … Continue reading

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Trade in Algeria

Algeria is the largest country in Africa and the Arab World , and also of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea; it is also the tenth-largest country in the world, according to the MSN Encarta. With an estimated population of 36.3 million as of 2011, according to a government census, it is also a member of the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC and the United Nations. … Continue reading

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Trade in Romania

Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with 21.9 million people. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the sixth largest city in the EU with about two million people. Romania joined NATO on March 29, 2004, the European Union … Continue reading

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Trade in Morocco

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive powers, including the possibility of dissolving the parliament. Executive power is exercised by the government but more importantly by the king himself. With a population of more than 35 million, according to a 2011 government census, the political capital … Continue reading

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Trade in the Czech Republic

It is a pluralist multi-party parliamentary representative democracy, a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group.  The Czech Republic is the first former member of the Comecon to achieve the status of a developed country according to the World Bank.In addition, the country has … Continue reading

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Trade in the Philippines

An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila. With a population of nearly 101,833,938, according to a government census, the Philippines is one of the biggest countries in the world and certainly one of the biggest markets in the … Continue reading

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Trade in Nigeria

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups, with an estimated total population of nearly 155,215,573 in 2011, according to the CIA World Factbook. With a estimated nominal GDP of $216.8 billion in 2010, according to the IMF, the Nigerian economy is still relatively small in comparison to the size … Continue reading