EghtesadOnline: GSMA Association says Iran is among the fastest growing countries in the Middle East and North Africa region and the world in terms of developing mobile communications.
EghtesadOnline: Oil, gas and petrochemical projects, valued at more than $859 billion, are either underway or planned in the Middle East and North Africa, MENA, of which $283 billion are being implemented, as the region gets ready to meet the forecast increases in demand for energy over the next two decades.
EghtesadOnline: Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport ranked ninth from among 50 leading airports of 26 countries in the Middle East and North Africa in 2018.
EghtesadOnline: PSA Group’s sales in the Middle East and North Africa plunged 68.4% in the first half of 2019, punished by the automaker’s forced withdrawal from Iran under the threat of US sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport ranked eighth from among 46 leading airports of 25 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.
EghtesadOnline: Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanize and grow, the need for imports will increase.
EghtesadOnline: Why do some countries grow faster than others? How do we engineer an economic miracle? Some economists believe that manufacturing growth is like cooking a good dish—all the needed ingredients should be in the right proportion; if only one is under- or overrepresented, the ‘chemistry of growth’ will be sub-optimal. Rapid economic growth can only happen if several necessary conditions are met at the same time, IPS reported.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is the second leading cement producer in the Middle East and North Africa, and is the world’s seventh largest producer of the industrial material.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is the leading copper producer in the Middle East and North Africa region.