What's Going On In Foreign Markets?


Lack of information about foreign markets is one of the main obstacles to market development and exploitation of opportunities in these markets. We will try to present a new and profound view to foreign markets to resolve this obstacle.

Oman Food Market

June 29, 2019
The outlook for the food and drink industry in Oman has brightened and we now expect the market to achieve relatively healthy short-term growth. Consumer sentiment in Oman is improving in light of a more robust economic outlook in the country, due both to higher oil prices and the impact of efforts to diversify domestic industries. As a result, household income rates are heading upwards, boosting capacity for food and drinks spending. The food and drinks market, therefore, continues to attract foreign investment, drawn by higher spending rates, Oman's stable political environment and the increasing availability of modern retail spaces.

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Pakistan Food Market

June 29, 2019
Pakistan's food and drink sector retains a strong growth outlook, albeit from a low base. The country's large population will provide support to growth in basic foodstuffs, while an expanding middle class and increasing urbanisation will offer some opportunity for premiumisation. We also note the country's growing Chinese community, boosted by China's Belt and Road investments in Pakistan, will provide opportunities to specialist grocery retailers as well as alcohol manufacturers.

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Iraq Infrastructure Market

June 29, 2019
The scale of the country's reconstruction needs and the elevated levels of structural demand for additional infrastructure investment will drive broad-based growth across the infrastructure spectrum, though we caution that Iraq will remain one of the highest risk markets globally from an operational and security perspective, with tensions mounting between Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad.

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Georgia Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Market

June 29, 2019
Georgia will continue to roll out initiatives that aim to improve healthcare coverage, access and services. Public sector programmes will remain key to this development, although international loans and related schemes will bolster Georgia's efforts in this direction. The fact that the state is committed to facilitating access to chronic disease treatments for pensioners, for example, means that small (given the small overall population size) but certain commercial opportunities also exist in the pharmaceutical market.

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Nigeria Medical Devices Market

June 29, 2019
The Nigerian medical device market will record double-digit growth in local currency terms and lower growth in US dollar terms due to further depreciation of the naira. The market will benefit from an improved outlook for the economy and will remain almost entirely reliant on imports. The large population and highly underdeveloped healthcare sector offer huge long-term potential, but chronic underfunding and the chaotic management of public healthcare services, exacerbated by the insurgency in the northeast region, will continue to restrict market growth in the medium term.

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