Publications

  • ASEAN 2017

    Since its formation, ASEAN has seen an underdeveloped region grow into one of the most dynamic drivers of today’s global economy. As it marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2017, the Association’s ten member countries are a significant focus of international investment as Southeast Asia’s success story continues, following the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)...

     


  • Saudi Arabia 2016

    As it faces the challenge of sharply reduced oil revenues, Saudi Arabia is building a new diversified economy which offers considerable opportunities for the participation of UK companies in a wide variety of sectors...


  • Egypt 2016

    Egypt wants the world to know that it is open for business and ready to encourage investment. The country has gone through a period of political transition since early 2011...


  • ASEAN 2016

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) becomes a single market comprised of ten Southeast Asia nations 48 years after the Association was first agreed by its initial members; Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. As 2016 begins, it will herald a new epoch for its members...


  • The New Iraq 2015

    Iraq faces great challenges. Nevertheless both the population and Government are proving resilient and looking ahead. The capital Baghdad, is no longer under curfew, people go about their daily lives, commerce goes on, construction work continues and the key oil sector is expanding production. Iraq remains open for business...


  • CEE 2015

    There are other strong reasons to prioritise trade with CEE. The region’s economic fundamentals are strong and moving firmly in the right direction, with GDP growth at double the rate of developed markets. The region offers a market of 110 million increasingly prosperous and aspirational consumers.


  • Libya 2015

    Having successfully emerged from its Revolution in 2011, Libya offers multiple opportunities for British business, but there are still significant challenges. The country’s infrastructure is poor and badly in need of the huge scale of investment planned by the Government, but turning plans into reality will take patience and determination. One unlikely driver of this process is the country’s hosting of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, which was postponed from 2013...


  • Nordic & Baltic 2014

    Although I spend a significant part of my time advising UK exporters to focus on high growth markets far afield, I strongly believe in the potential of further strengthening our ties with the northern part of Europe that is still prosperous and growing, namely the Nordic and Baltic region. These northern european countries have shown astonishing economic strength and the majority have now regained impressive positive growth positions often through ambitious national expansion and investment plans...


  • Saudi Arabia 2014

    I am delighted to be joining Sir John Jenkins in providing a foreword to Discovering Business in Saudi Arabia and in welcoming you to join us in business and investment in the Kingdom. This publication highlights the vibrant economic and investment relationship that exists between our two Kingdoms and gives you a clear idea of the huge opportunities for British business in Saudi Arabia in all sectors: from oil, gas, construction and finance to education, health and housing...