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SWOT ANALYSIS

SINGAPORE

STRENGTH

Manufacturing constituted 26% of Singapore's GDP in


2005.[45] The manufacturing industry is well-diversified
with significant electronics, petroleum refining, chemicals,
mechanical engineering and biomedical sciences
manufacturing sectors.

Singapore has been rated as the most business-friendly


economy in the world,[48][49] with thousands of foreign
expatriates working in multi-national corporations. As of
2009, Singapore has 16 bilateral and multilateral trade
agreements with 24 trading partners.

Singapore is a popular travel destination, making tourism


one of its largest industries. About 10.2 million tourists
visited Singapore in 2007.

WEAKNESS

The population of Singapore as of 2009 was 4.99 million, of


whom 3.73 million were Singaporean citizens.

Singapore is effectively a multi-lingual nation. The official


languages are English, Malay, Chinese (Mandarin) and
Tamil.

Total land area of only 704 km2 .

OPPURTUNITY

Solving land disputes with Malaysia and Indonesia can help


increase land.
The rising technology market in South America is
opportunity for Singapore.

Russia is introducing a new brand of crude oil for Asia. It


can be very profitable for It if it can secure transportation
and shipping contracts due to its location.

THREAT

About half of Singapore's water comes from rain collected


in reservoirs and catchment areas while the rest comes
from Malaysia. Global warming can be very hazardous for
it.

Rising sea level means many islands will perish or lest


useless and decrease scarce land resources.

The financial crisis in USA and Europe, if it is not taken care


of sooner than the country's export oriented economy will
suffer heavily.

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SUDAN

STRENGTH

Finally ending the civil war by adopting a new constitution


in 2005 it is now a peacefull place for investors in Africa.

Agriculture production remains Sudan's most important


sector, employing 80% of the workforce and contributing
39% of GDP.

Sudan began exporting crude oil and in the last quarter of


1999, recorded its first trade surplus. Currently oil is
Sudan's main export.

WEAKNESS
The huge number of civil wars faced by Sudan still plagues
it. It still faces some threats from possible rebels.

Depriveness is a major weakness. Statistics indicate that


about 17% of the population live on less than US $1.25 per
day

310,500 refugees and asylum seekers lived in Sudan in


2007.

OPPURTUNITY

Rising Oil demands in South America.

With the Civil war now over, it can attract foreign investors
looking for cheap labor.

Tourism is another opportunity.

THREAT

Russia is introducing a new brand of crude oil for Asia. This


is a major threat for its Asian market.

Al Qaeda is looking to move its influence in Sudan causing


another wave of terrorism.

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SYRIA

STRENGTH

Agriculture, for instance, accounts for 25% of GDP and


employs 42% of the total labor force.

In addition to Oil Syria also produces 22 million cubic


meters of gas per day, with estimated reserves around 8.5
trillion cubic feet.
The literacy rate of Syrians aged 15 and older is 86% for
males and 73.6% for females.

WEAKNESS

Syria hosted a population of refugees and asylum seekers


number approximately 1,852,300.

Syria's constitution was adopted 13 March 1971. It vests


the Baath Party with leadership functions in the state and
society. Real life democracy is rarely seen and hence such
is a major weakness as it fails to provide a competitive
system.

Given the policies adopted from the 1960s through the late
1980s, which included nationalization of companies and
private assets, Syria failed to join an increasingly
interconnected global economy.

OPPURTUNITY

Rising Oil prices can be a major source of revenue.

Syria can join the new Gas alliance being formed by Iran
and Russia to be a major player in Gas.

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THREAT

Increasing number of Israeli settlements can cause a major


threat in the future.

Rising International concern over Democracy and human


rights can alienate Syria.

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Kazakhstan
STRENGTH

It is ranked as the ninth largest country in the world. With


16.4 million people (2009 census). The adult literacy rate is
99.5%.

Large reserves of Oil. Development of petroleum, natural


gas, and mineral extraction has attracted most of the over
$40 billion in foreign investment

In March 2002, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted


Kazakhstan market economy status under U.S. trade law.
This change in status recognized substantive market
economy reforms in the areas of currency convertibility,
wage rate determination, openness to foreign investment,
and government control over the means of production and
allocation of resources.

WEAKNESS

Managing foreign exchange investment without sparking


Inflation.

Tapping into the Asian oil market.

Improving tourism by global PR campaigns.

OPPURTUNITY

Asian and South American oil markets.

Foreign investors in US and Europe looking to invest in


cheap labor and safe foreign projects.

Use the newly found place in world economy by Russia by


improving ties with Russia.

THREAT

It is a wonderful country and has no threats.


ARMENIA

STRENGTH

Armenia has established a Ministry of Nature Protection


and introduced taxes for air and water pollution and solid
waste disposal, whose revenues are used for environmental
protection activities.

The availability of abundant renewable energy sources in


Armenia (especially hydroelectric and wind power).

A literacy rate of 100% was reported as early as 1960.

WEAKNESS

Armenia is classified as a country with medium human


development and 10.6% of the population lives below the
international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.

Like other newly independent states of the former Soviet


Union, Armenia's economy suffers from the legacy of a
centrally planned economy and the breakdown of former
Soviet trading patterns.

OPPURTUNITY

French market opens up new tourism opportunities for


Armenia, with 3.5% of French tourists visiting Armenia.

Growing demand for educated and technical labor abroad


and its high literacy rate.

Growing foreign investor demand for

THREAT

The changing climate of the Caucasus states.


Rising Oil and Gas prices as it is not self sufficient.

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Kyrgyzstan

STRENGTH

Agriculture, for instance, accounts for 25% of GDP and


employs 42% of the total labor force.

Among its mineral reserves are substantial deposits of coal,


gold, uranium, antimony and other valuable metals.

The country's plentiful water resources and mountainous


terrain enable it to produce and export large quantities of
hydroelectric energy.

WEAKNESS

Kyrgyzstan is among the twenty countries in the world with


the highest perceived level of corruption.

Due to the country's predominantly mountainous terrain,


less than 8% of the land is cultivated.

OPPURTUNITY

For those interested in trekking and camping, every oblast


offers different attractions and challenges.

THREAT

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Sri Lanka
STRENGTH

Sri Lanka, with an income per head of US$1,400, still lags


behind some of its neighbors including Maldives and
Mauritius but is ahead of its giant neighbor India.

The textiles and garments have reached 63% of exports.

With a literacy rate of 92%, and 83% of the total


population having had Secondary Education.

WEAKNESS

About 14% of the population live on less than US$ 1.25 per
day.

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OPPURTUNITY

Since the separatist war ended in May 2009 the Sri Lankan
stock market has shown marked gains to be among the 3
best performing markets in the world an can attract huge
foreign investment.

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THREAT

Global economic downturn if continued will have a dramatic


affect on its economy.

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IRAQ

STRENGTH
1 OIL

2 LITERACY RATE MORE THAN 75%WHICH IS THE VERY IMPORTANT


THING IN MIDDLE

EAST HAVING GOOD LITERACY RATE INCLUDED 84%MALE AND


65%FEMALE

3 NATURAL GAS AND SULPHUR

WEAKNESS

1 SECTARIAN CLASHES BETWEEN SUNNI AND SHIA

2 YET NOT STRONG POLITICAL SYSTEM

3 CORRUPTION ON LARGE SCALE IN OIL FIELD

OPPERTUNITIES

1 ESTABLISH GOOD RELATION WITH MUSLIM COUNTRIES

2 REACH THE AMERICAN AND EUROPIAN MARKETS

THREATS

1 IRAN TOP THREAT CREATING VOILANCE IN BASRA AND AL-QAEDA


THREAT FOR IRAQ

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GREECE

STRENGTH

• There exports

• Well educated 96% Literacy rate

• Eurpean union

• Easy asses to resources

• NATO

WEAKNESS

• Poorest country of EU

• Lowest average income of EU

OPPORTUNITIES

• They can reach more foreign markets

• They can attract more tourists

• They can raise their agriculture

THREATS

• Possible war with Turkey

• Economic recession

• Tourist industry going down


EGYPT

STRENGTHS

• OIL AND PETROLEUM

• Oil 6.9% Gas9.1%

• RIVER NILE

• Agriculture & fishing 13.2%

• TOURISM

• Strong Political System

WEAKNESSES.

· Rise of illegal religious parties e.g. Muslim


Brotherhood Destabilizes political Environment

· Challenge facing Egyptian economy is rising inflation rate i.e.


21.5%

· Lack of exposure to Asian markets

OPPERTUNITIES

· Build good relations with Arabian states especially Israel

· IMF projected Egypt’s GDP will grow by 6% next yea


so Considered to be safe place to attract FDI.

THREATS
· Illegal migrants entering from south Africa { increases
inflation}

· Rising terrorism in Muslim countries Effects tourism

· Lower return from Swiss canal due to reduced global trade


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