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South Africa: A pioneer in technology and innovation

In South Africa, trade development goes hand in hand with promoting technology and innovation. The involvement of public agencies like the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) speaks to an active desire to bring the economy…

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Thailand: Knowledge as the Path to Growth

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” These are words familiar to many a Thai, words from the Buddha himself and equally applicable to Thailand’s drive to break free of the ‘middle income trap’. Thailand 4.0 is the…

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Bahrain: Expanding into the future

In being among the first of the Gulf states to discover oil and build a refinery, Bahrain established a precedent for shrewdness that it has continued to exhibit. The island’s oil production never climbed to the heights that its neighbors’…

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Oman: The Gateway to the Gulf

Over-reliance on oil production has left the countries of the Arabian Peninsula vulnerable to declines in the price of oil. A swift decline last year led to stagnation in almost all Gulf economies. The notable exception: Oman. Since 1970, the year…

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Mexico: An innovation-based economy is the key to success

Mexicans are creative and entrepreneurial: some of the world’s best-known technologies have their roots in Mexico. Guillermo González Camarena patented the world’s first color television, while Luis Miramontes co-invented the progestin used in the first contraceptive pills, and Mexican writer…