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Macao sets its sights on a bigger jackpot

Macao sets its sights on a bigger jackpot

Macao's gaming industry has been driving the special administrative region's economy in recent years, but concerns about over-reliance have led its government to seek other streams of revenue, starting with the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions sector.

The Bahamas works on its pulling power

The Bahamas works on its pulling power

By diversifying its tourist sector and attracting visitors from the growing markets of Asia and Latin America, the Bahamas is tackling its problem of unemployment, says the country's prime minister, Perry G Christie.

Azerbaijan tourism minister looks to scale new heights

Azerbaijan tourism minister looks to scale new heights

Abulfaz Garayev is looking to build on the success of the country's hosting of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest and is preparing for its first ski resort.

Getting on board with travel and tourism

Getting on board with travel and tourism

Governments across the globe are recognising the importance of nurturing and developing tourism, both as an industry in itself and as a way to improve their country's image, which can help attract investment in other sectors.

A new approach

Dubai's government initiates economic diversification

Dubai's economy has long been dependent on its real estate and tourism sectors but, in a bid to diversify, the emirate has started focusing on logistics, financial services and energy, with government-backed initiatives – including an airport city, a financial free zone and a new solar park – driving the rapid growth of each of these sectors.

Kenya 'on growth trajectory'

Kenya's permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance says 2013's elections will not shake the country's improving economy.

Traverse City cashes in on its aesthetic charms

Being located close to what has recently been named as the most beautiful place in the US has brought tourists flocking to Traverse City. However, as the city's mayor explains, there is much more to the area than a pretty face.

Investors wait on Arab Spring countries

Investors wait and see on Arab Spring countries

The Arab Spring protests, and the months of political instability that followed, slowed FDI inflows into north Africa. But rather than pulling out of the region entirely, many investors simply put their projects on hold or moved into other more stable economies such as Morocco and Algeria.

Lao Holdings takes action against government

A suit being brought against the Lao government at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes could damage the country's reputation, deterring further foreign investment.


Antigua and Barbuda finance minister looks for small comforts

Despite its small size, Antigua and Barbuda's economic integration with other Caribbean jurisdictions gives its companies a huge market to do business with, says the minister of finance, economy and public administration. However, the island's image of being a tax haven is one that will have to be shed in order to achieve bigger growth.

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