A fine tapestry: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s rich history has been born out of trade. For centuries, camel caravans travelled the Arabian Peninsula carrying with them resins like frankincense and myrrh, exotic spices, precious stones and silks. The routes they carved out brought not just goods, but prosperity. Today, the Kingdom’s mode of transport and their offerings may have changed but the importance of large-scale movement of people and products hasn’t – making it a fundamental sector of the country’s economy. Read More

At the crossroads: Serbia

Serbia is an upper-middle-income country located in Southeast Europe with a population of approximately seven million people. The country’s economy is a mix of services, industry, and agriculture. Read More

Business in the Balkans

Bulgaria, according to the World Bank, has undergone a significant transformation over the past three decades, moving from a highly centralised, planned economy to an open, market-based, upper-middle-income economy securely anchored in the European Union (EU). Read More

American anthems

ACT Research is recognised as a leading publisher of commercial vehicle truck, trailer, and bus industry data, market analysis and forecasts for the North America and China markets. Read More

Voice of the Andes

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a successor two-year arrangement for Peru under the Flexible Credit Line (FCL) in an amount equivalent to 4.0035 billion SDR (approx. $5.4 billion USD) [1] and noted the cancellation by Peru of the previous arrangement in the amount of 8.07 billion SDR in May 2022. The Peruvian authorities stated their intention to treat the new arrangement as precautionary. Read More

Next generation transport innovations

Israel is a very small country, measuring 470 kilometres long, and 135 kilometres at its widest point. But it has a well-developed network of roads and railroads, as well as modern ports and airports. Infrastructure development failed to keep pace with rapid population growth, boosted by the arrival of some one million immigrants over the last decade, and by a surge in economic growth and rising affluence. Read More

The Greek labyrinth

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Prime Minister of Greece, in recent months has urged Europe to address the rise in gas and power prices which is impacting the domestic economy. Soaring energy prices correlate with the conflict in Ukraine which has exacerbated the issue. This in turn has prompted the European Union to cut its use of Russian gas by about 77 per cent this year and increase imports from other countries as well as expand its renewable energy capabilities. Read More

The Swiss confluence

Logistics firm, Dachser, opened for business in Switzerland 55 years ago and has played a role in facilitating the timely movement of freight via various modes for the Alpine Republic. Read More

Chipping at the semiconductor monopoly

It takes an integrated semiconductor supply chain involving thousands of companies and millions of people to form the backbone of today’s digital economy. Such complexity drives 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, smart factories, quantum computing and data processing. All was going well, too, until Covid-19 came to town. Read More