Economy

Over 200,000 ghost companies in Switzerland
Economy · 21. October 2021
CRIF has investigated how many of the businesses entered into the Commercial Register are economically active and how many of these businesses are ghost companies.

COVID-19 could accelerate local manufacturing and improve African supply chains
Economy · 20. October 2021
The pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of many African economies to disruptions in supply chains. Weak infrastructure within and between African countries has left many reliant on imports and has undermined export growth.

COURTS OF GENERAL JURISDICTION IN GLOBAS (1)
Economy · 14. October 2021
Almost all disputes are resolved in courts of general jurisdiction: 84% of litigations are heard in Federal courts of general jurisdiction and magistrate’s courts, and only 16% of cases fall for the share of courts of arbitration.

Vietnam’s economy severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic
Economy · 30. September 2021
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered its forecast for Vietnam's GDP growth in 2021 by 2 percentage points compared to the previous report.

Informa: 8th ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS PAYMENT BEHAVIOUR. 2021
Economy · 09. September 2021
INFORMA has published the 8th edition of its Business Payment Behaviour analysis, which includes an analysis of the payment situation in 2020 both in Spain and worldwide, the evolution of the relevant legislation and the results of an opinion survey on late payments.

Potential for renewable energy development in Vietnam
Economy · 30. August 2021
With abundant and diverse renewable energy sources, Vietnam has great potential for the development of energy production including hydroelectricity, wind power, solar power, biomass, geothermal, and biofuel.

PORTUGAL: NATIONAL BUSINESS DYNAMICS - 1ST HALF 2021
Economy · 24. August 2021
In this article, we intend to evaluate the dynamics of the Portuguese business sector, to analyze the geographic pattern of the companies, the phenomena and the moves that they undergo over a five-year period.

Contractor profiles: Leading Saudi firms involved in the Kingdom's giga-projects
Economy · 20. August 2021
Despite a stated wish to see more participation from international companies and a tendency to favour the younger generation, Crown Prince MbS has entrusted the majority of giga-project contracts to Saudi companies that are decades old, mainly in private hands and often held by generations of the same family.

Saudi Arabia pushes on with giga-projects supported by web of local contractors
Economy · 18. August 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has put huge pressure on government finances in Saudi Arabia, but the Kingdom has nonetheless pressed on with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s favoured giga-projects. Research by Gulf States Newsletter, supported by data provided by Diligencia, shows the bulk of contracts have gone to some of the Kingdom’s most long-established companies.

Why due diligence into potential partners has never been more important amid soaring COVID-related fraud.
Economy · 30. July 2021
COVID-19 has caused around 4 million deaths, thrown tens of millions into unemployment and wrecked countless businesses around the globe. But, as ever, unscrupulous criminals are eager to exploit the vulnerabilities exposed by the pandemic and, in particular, the vast programmes launched by governments to support economies.

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