Located on Africa’s east coast, Kenya has been labeled the “cradle of humanity”. From a young age, children’s eyes are open to the real world, where they are taught to stand on their own feet by making their own decisions to survive in the wild. The country has the potential to become one of the most prominent African success stories thanks to its new constitution, dynamic private sector and growing youthful population.
Morocco’s steady growth and political stability represent major factors of the country’s growing influence in Africa. Since 1999, King Mohamed VI has initiated major political and economic changes with a focus on renewable energy and sustainable development.
Greece became the nucleus of Europe’s debt crisis following the implosion of Wall Street in 2008. Many mechanisms that EU members took for granted, and believed in, ended during the latest financial crisis.
The recent and widening meat scandal is shaking the Brazilian corporate sector in a big way, already struggling with the worst recession to hit Latin America`s biggest economy. The country’s meat selling scandal has brought to the fore BRF and JBS, two of Brazil’s most successful companies, which are currently under investigation.
Venezuela is besieged by international scorn and popular protests as its government has grown increasingly dictatorial. President Nicolas Maduro claims that his country is a victim of an "economic war" led by opposition businesses.
There are few bigger attractions for expatriates seeking a top-paying job in the oil-rich Gulf than the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. But as Abu Dhabi implements a string of cost-cutting measures even Adia’s staff are starting to feel the pinch.
Two months after its parliamentary elections, Morocco has not yet assembled a governing coalition. Its economic problems are piling up and causing anxiety amongst foreign investors. As 2016 coughs and splutters to its inevitable conclusion, it is time to take a look back over Morocco’s economic performances within the past 12 months and take stock a bit. So sit back in your armchair, grab your mint tea and slippers, and let us delve deeper into the story.