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  • A tale of two investors

    A tale of two investors

    October 1, 2013

    For AMDI, all investors are created equal. Here is how AMDI helped a Spanish manufacturer (Sage Energia y Produccion) and a start-up (Elephant Vert) with their entries into Morocco. As Ahmed Fassi-Fihri, the director of AMDI Invest in Morocco, can testify, foreign investors come in all sizes and shapes: “For Sage Energia y Produccion (SEP),… Read more

    #Africa #Investment #Morocco
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Top 10 reasons to invest in Chile

    Top 10 reasons to invest in Chile

    October 1, 2013

    1 Dynamic Economy Chile has the most dynamic economy in Latin America. In 2010, Chile’s GDP expanded by 5.2% while per capita income reached its highest level in eight years, this despite Chile suffering the sixth largest earthquake ever recorded. The IMF estimates Chile’s GDP will reach $222,788 million in 2011, a 6% increase over… Read more

    #America #Chile #Top Reasons
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Top 10 reasons to invest in Nigeria

    Top 10 reasons to invest in Nigeria

    October 1, 2013

    1 Abundant resources Nigeria has enormous resources, most of which are yet to be fully exploited. Tremendous investment opportunity exists in the solid minerals sector. Mineral resources include coal, tin, iron ore and others. Agricultural products include, among others, groundnuts, palm oil, cocoa and coconut. Nigeria also has a booming leather and textile industry and… Read more

    #Africa #Nigeria #Top Reasons
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • Moroccan taxes made easy

    Moroccan taxes made easy

    September 26, 2013

    The Moroccan tax code is quite straightforward. Here are some of the highlights. Direct taxes The Value Added Tax (VAT) in Morocco is set at a standard rate of 20%. There are three reduced rates (7%, 10% and 14%) for specific products or services. Basic food staples, books and publications, certain loans and financial services… Read more

    #Africa #Morocco #Taxation
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • No Byzantine complexity

    No Byzantine complexity

    September 26, 2013

    Setting up a company in Morocco is relatively simple and fast. Morocco also differs from its neighbors since it enables foreigners to operate without local partners. Frederic ElbarManaging DirectorMaghreb Consulting The creation of a company in Morocco is easier than in most of the North Africa and Middle East region. Two weeks suffice for the… Read more

    #Africa #Morocco #Starting a Business
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Opening doors for investors

    Opening doors for investors

    September 26, 2013

    The Moroccan Investment Development Agency (AMDI) was completely revamped in 2009 to facilitate foreign investment into Morocco, and to launch outbound marketing using the agency’s seven foreign bureaus. AMDI’s purpose is two-fold. It provides advice and orientation for foreign investors interested in Moroccan opportunities, and promotes Moroccan interests abroad to identify and convince foreign investors… Read more

    #Africa #Investment #Morocco
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Creating an environment conducive to entrepreneurs

    Creating an environment conducive to entrepreneurs

    September 21, 2013

    Chile has moved up in World Bank rankings proving it is up to the challenge of creating one the world’s most business-friendly environments. Cristián BastiánKPMG Senior Partner The new report from the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) shows that economies are still adopting reforms that promote transparency and access to information, improving the… Read more

    #America #Chile #Investment
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • FDI and M&A activity in Latin America

    FDI and M&A activity in Latin America

    September 21, 2013

    While much of the global economy has experienced a sharp reduction in foreign direct investment and M&A deal-making as a result of the financial crisis, Chile and other Latin American countries are holding their own. Alejandro CerdaHead of AdvisoryKPMG Chile Latin America has shown great resilience in the face of the economic recession and presented… Read more

    #America #Chile #Investment
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Transfer pricing reform

    Transfer pricing reform

    September 14, 2013

    Chile has created a new specialized unit to conduct transfer pricing audits as part of a heightened focus on tax-evasion. Juan Pablo GuerreroTax DirectorKPMG in Chile During the second quarter of 2010, the Chilean government announced an anti-tax evasion plan that seeks to collect $1.3 billion over four years from increasing tax audits, basically on… Read more

    #America #Chile #Taxation
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Investor-friendly taxation

    Investor-friendly taxation

    September 14, 2013

    Compared to other South American countries, Chile has an clever and simple tax system that is investor-friendly. At just 20%, Chile has one of the lowest and most user-friendly corporate tax rates in Latin America. And Chile’s tax structure recognizes several benefits and advantages for foreign investors. The Chilean corporate tax rate has been increased… Read more

    #America #Chile #Taxation
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Fewer rules for business creation

    Fewer rules for business creation

    September 14, 2013

    Already one of the most business–friendly countries in Latin America, Chile is moving forward on making business creation simpler and more affordable for foreign investors. The process for setting up a business in Chile is becoming one of the simplest in Latin America. This is particularly true since the passage of a law (number 20.494)… Read more

    #America #Chile #Starting a Business
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Keeping up momentum

    Keeping up momentum

    September 13, 2013

    Chile has spectacularly transformed itself over the past decades. In spite of this progress, there is scope for further positive change. Once a relatively poor country, Chile has become prosperous through macroeconomic policy, structural reforms, trade and investment and regulation. A rich endowment of copper and other mineral reserves has been used cautiously to foster… Read more

    #America #Chile #Economy
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Chile among top FDI recipients

    Chile among top FDI recipients

    September 13, 2013

    A strong economy, attractive business climate and skilled workforce are some of the reasons Chile is a highly attractive destination for international businesses and foreign direct investment. Foreign direct investment (FDI) has played a decisive role in Chile’s economic growth and development. Maintaining its upward trend, it has helped to increase Chile’s competitiveness, not only… Read more

    #America #Chile #Investment
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Attracting industry

    Attracting industry

    September 13, 2013

    InvestChile aims to attract high-impact investment in order to grow the Chilean economy and diversify its production and export base. Juan Antonio Figueroa,Head of Investment Promotion DivisionInvestChilejafigueroa@corfo.cl In 2009, when the US agricultural company Pioneer wanted a new center in Latin America to develop corn seed hybrids for its customers worldwide, it chose Chile for… Read more

    #America #Chile #Investment
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Chile: Latin American leader

    Chile: Latin American leader

    September 13, 2013

    Chile has a market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade and a reputation for strong financial institutions and sound policy that have given it the strongest sovereign bond rating in South America. Exports account for more than one-fourth of GDP, with commodities making up some three-quarters of total exports. Copper alone provides… Read more

    #America #Chile #Country overview
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Transfer pricing hits Nigeria

    Transfer pricing hits Nigeria

    September 7, 2013

    New government tax regulations regarding transfer pricing are to be introduced in 2012, with implications for many companies – both multinationals and others. Ken Igbokwe,Country Head As the Nigerian economy diversifies away from its traditional oil & gas mainstay, tax authorities are awakening to the need for proper transfer pricing (TP) regulations. The increasing scale… Read more

    #Africa #Nigeria #Taxation
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • The role of taxation

    The role of taxation

    September 6, 2013

    Government should not be fixated on introducing new taxes and increasing tax rates on the already over-burdened businesses and taxpayers rather than helping them grow and thereby increasing the tax base and tax revenue. Taiwo OyedelePartner Tax and CorporateAdvisory Services UnitPwC Nigeria The World Economic Forum in its 2011-2012 global competitiveness report ranked Nigeria 127… Read more

    #Africa #Nigeria #Taxation
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • Complex but worth it

    Complex but worth it

    September 6, 2013

    Setting up a business in Nigeria can be complicated. But the prospect of good returns on investment can make it worthwhile. Compared to many countries setting up a new business in Nigeria is a challenge. Globally, Nigeria stands at 116 in the ranking of 183 economies on the ease of starting a business, according to… Read more

    #Africa #Nigeria #Starting a Business
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • High potential

    High potential

    September 6, 2013

    Nigeria has taken steps to tap into its enormous economic potential, but challenges remain. The Nigerian government’s current economic policies are focused on addressing key infrastructural shortcomings as a crucial element in setting the stage for longer-term stable growth in an effort to break the past 30 years of uncontrolled boomand- bust cycles. In recent… Read more

    #Africa #Economy #Nigeria
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • Nigeria’s new dawn

    Nigeria’s new dawn

    September 6, 2013

    Nigeria already receives the largest amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa but a series of reforms is making the country even more attractive to outside investment. Foreign direct investment inflows to Nigeria have grown from $1.14 billion in 2001 to $8.6 billion in 2009, according to the World Bank. Although FDI declined to… Read more

    #Africa #Investment #Nigeria
  • Nigeria: Strong fundamentals

    Nigeria: Strong fundamentals

    September 5, 2013

    Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic with 36 states which are sub-divided into 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs), and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. With a population of more than 155 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world. Nigeria has six cities with a… Read more

    #Africa #Country overview #Nigeria
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • Re-structured for growth

    Re-structured for growth

    August 26, 2013

    Morocco continues its upward trend. This year will see challenges from ongoing efforts in the energy and extractive sectors, but the reforms that King Mohamed VI initiated after he came to the throne in 1999 are taking hold. The basics of the Moroccan economy remain stable in spite of the crisis and the country displays… Read more

    #Africa #Economy #Morocco
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Enlightened monarchy

    Enlightened monarchy

    August 19, 2013

    The Kingdom of Morocco is the westernmost country in North Africa. With a population of about 32 million inhabitants and an area of 710,850 square kilometers, Morocco is part of the Maghreb region, which also includes Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, and Libya, with which it shares cultural, historical and linguistic ties. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy… Read more

    #Africa #Government #Morocco
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Top 7 reasons to invest in Morocco

    Top 7 reasons to invest in Morocco

    August 19, 2013

    1 Stable political environment Morocco is the safest and most stable country in the Middle East and North Africa region for investors. Morocco is a democratic and social constitutional monarchy. Since coming to the throne in 1999, King Mohamed VI has pursued many democratic reforms. The King appoints the prime minister who then appoints a… Read more

    #Africa #Morocco #Top Reasons
    #Guide Morocco 2012