Luxembourg 2018

The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg

The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg has become a leader in financial firsts that belies its size.

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Enabling growth

Maldives

2019

Enabling growth

The Maldives’ dispersed geography, while bestowing the country’s irresistible appeal, also carries unique challenges to a growing economy.
The west coast of Europe

Portugal

2019

The west coast of Europe

An economic miracle for some, Portugal is modernizing and alluring. From start-ups to surf waves, the country evokes an almost Californian model on the west coast of Europe.
How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

Mauritius

2019

How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

In only 50 years, Mauritius defied all economic predictions and is today ranked number one in Africa for its ease in doing business.
Revive Greece, restore Europe

Greece

2018

Revive Greece, restore Europe

Signs of recovery make a compelling case for easing the Greek debt.
Where business  mixes with beauty

Maldives

2018

Where business mixes with beauty

The Greater Malé Region, formed by the union of six neighboring islands, will decongest the capital and enable unprecedented tourism growth.
The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg

2018

The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg has become a leader in financial firsts that belies its size.
Access point to Africa

Mauritius

2017

Access point to Africa

A forthcoming free trade agreement could energize an ancient commercial route between China and Mauritius, forging a cross-continential gateway centuries in the making.
Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan

2017

Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan is positioning itself as a launchpad for the rebuilding of Iraq and Syria.
Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg

2015

Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg’s financial sector expertise and business friendly culture are helping Chinese businesses to engage in Europe.
Reforms spark progress

Portugal

2014

Reforms spark progress

Far-reaching structural reforms have paved the way for a sustained recovery in growth and investment
Stability locks in future growth

Ivory Coast

2016

Stability locks in future growth

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic renaissance is rapidly creating a new golden era
Building the dream

Maldives

2016

Building the dream

The Maldives invests in infrastructure to unleash growth
Re-engineering for growth

Egypt

2016

Re-engineering for growth

Egypt is undergoing an infrastructure overhaul
Oil nation charts a new course

Brunei Darussalam

2016

Oil nation charts a new course

Ancient Sino-Bruneian trade routes have been revived, marking 25 years in diplomatic relations.
Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egypt

2015

Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egyptian President al-Sisi and Chinese President Xi deliver a joint statement at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on January 21st, 2016.
An all-weather friend in Africa

Zimbabwe

2015

An all-weather friend in Africa

President Xi’s historic visit to Zimbabwe marks a breakthrough in the strengthening of ties.
Looking seaward

Cape Verde

2013

Looking seaward

A growing hub for services in the Atlantic
Investing in durability

Morocco

2013

Investing in durability

A safe choice for business in North Africa
Investing in democracy

Tunisia

2013

Investing in democracy

The road to economic revival
Unleashing its growth potential

Zimbabwe

2012

Unleashing its growth potential

A call for international investment
Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Cabo Verde

2012

Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Exemplo de democracia e governação na região em que se insere, Cabo Verde procura parceiros privados que o ajudem a constituir-se como um centro internacional de prestação de serviços. Por ar, terra e mar.

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The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Economy

The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

The size of Rhode Island, Luxembourg has proven it can survive without banking secrecy and remain nimble, setting the bar for the adoption of financial

Fund industry tops €4 trillion on UCITS success

Finance

Fund industry tops €4 trillion on UCITS success

The UCITS, an EU-based mutual fund, is one of the secret ingredients to growth in the EU's fund industry, and Luxembourg leads the way.

A green revolution in finance is born

Finance

A green revolution in finance is born

Luxembourg is embarking on a more sustainable vision of finance, as demonstrated by the launch of the world's first green securities exchange.

“Over the past 15 years public R&D spending has increased 12 fold”

Education & Research

“Over the past 15 years public R&D spending has increased 12 fold”

Marc Schiltz

Executive Head and Secretary General of the Luxembourg National Research Fund

“We represent roughly 25% of the fund industry”

Finance

“We represent roughly 25% of the fund industry”

David Suetens

Executive Vice President and Country Head of State Street Bank Luxembourg

“Northern Trust has chosen Luxembourg following Brexit”

Finance

“Northern Trust has chosen Luxembourg following Brexit”

Steve David

Luxembourg Country Head of Northern Trust

“Luxembourg could be the pilot of new positive impact from climate finance”

Finance

“Luxembourg could be the pilot of new positive impact from climate finance”

Véronique de la Bachelerie

CEO of Société Générale Bank & Trust Luxembourg

Handcrafted eyepieces make global mark

Retail

Handcrafted eyepieces make global mark

Multi-billion euro plan paves way for logistics and mobility future

Logistics

Multi-billion euro plan paves way for logistics and mobility future

With infrastructure that is already among the most advanced in the world, Luxembourg is now planning to invest €3.8 billion more to take the top spot

“Luxembourg should benefit from the economic recovery in the euro area”

Economy

“Luxembourg should benefit from the economic recovery in the euro area”

Gaston Reinesch

Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg

New fleet of greener aircraft keeps Cargolux operations at sustainable heights

Logistics

New fleet of greener aircraft keeps Cargolux operations at sustainable heights

Cargolux, Europe's largest air cargo carrier, has invested in a new fleet of aircraft that will reduce carbon and noise emissions.

Brexit unleashes new wave of US corporate migration

Economy

Brexit unleashes new wave of US corporate migration

Brexit has already spurred several US financial institutions to relocate to Luxembourg. It's a migration the Grand Duchy has long prepared for.

“CEOs here are more confident than the global average”

Business Services

“CEOs here are more confident than the global average”

John Parkhouse

CEO and Senior Partner of PwC Luxembourg

“You win if you adapt to regulations fast and thoroughly”

Finance

“You win if you adapt to regulations fast and thoroughly”

RENÉ MOTTAS

Country Head of UBS Luxembourg

Research institution plots course to help mine moon

Education & Research

Research institution plots course to help mine moon

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology is upgrading lunar rovers in search of minerals and water.

Housing gap of up to 6,000 homes: Top construction firm

Real Estate & Construction

Housing gap of up to 6,000 homes: Top construction firm

Luxembourg's top construction firm, Félix Giorgetti, says need for affordable housing in the Grand Duchy is immediate.

“The banking industry has been able to reinvent itself by adapting to the regulatory shift”

Finance

“The banking industry has been able to reinvent itself by adapting to the regulatory shift”

Serge de Cillia

CEO & Head of Management Board of Association des Banques et Banquiers Luxembourg (ABBL)

“Because of its size, Luxembourg was always able to adapt quickly”

Finance

“Because of its size, Luxembourg was always able to adapt quickly”

Guy Hoffmann

CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Luxembourg

Entrepreneurs aim to take over live-streaming niche

Telecom & IT

Entrepreneurs aim to take over live-streaming niche

Docler Holding believes that Luxembourg could enable Europe's top live-streaming service to come to life.

“We invested in a new fleet of 747-8F aircraft, which are a lot more environmentally friendly”

Aviation

“We invested in a new fleet of 747-8F aircraft, which are a lot more environmentally friendly”

Mr. Richard Forson

President & CEO Cargolux Airlines International S.A.

“All the big US multinationals in one way or another operate in Luxembourg”

Business Services

“All the big US multinationals in one way or another operate in Luxembourg”

Paul Mousel

Founding Partner at Arendt & Medernach

“A European live-streaming platform is something that we could conquer”

Telecom & IT

“A European live-streaming platform is something that we could conquer”

Karoly Papp (L) & Marton Fulop

CEO & COO of Docler Holding

“The Port of Mertert is connecting with the transport hub at Bettembourg”

Logistics

“The Port of Mertert is connecting with the transport hub at Bettembourg”

Jeannot Poeker

President Port of Mertert

“Our economy will be 25% larger than in 2013”

Finance

“Our economy will be 25% larger than in 2013”

Pierre Gramegna

Minister of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

“We’re open to new phenomena: Our regulator was the first to consider virtual currencies as ‘money’”

Finance

“We’re open to new phenomena: Our regulator was the first to consider virtual currencies as ‘money’”

NICOLAS MACKEL

CEO of Luxembourg for Finance

“The Luxembourg Green Exchange lists 50% of the world’s green bonds”

Finance

“The Luxembourg Green Exchange lists 50% of the world’s green bonds”

ROBERT SCHARFE

CEO of Luxembourg Stock Exchange

The crossroads of medical research

Education & Research

The crossroads of medical research

“Our research has earned us interest from NASA”

Education & Research

“Our research has earned us interest from NASA”

Fernand Reinig

CEO of Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology

“Brexit has clearly been positive for Luxembourg”

Business Services

“Brexit has clearly been positive for Luxembourg”

Henri Wagner

Managing Partner of Allen & Overy

“There is a lack of up to 6,000 homes in Luxembourg”

Real Estate & Construction

“There is a lack of up to 6,000 homes in Luxembourg”

Marc Giorgetti

Managing Director of Félix Giorgetti

“Many Hollywood stars, politicians and business leaders wear our glasses”

Retail

“Many Hollywood stars, politicians and business leaders wear our glasses”

Maurice Leonard

Founder & CEO of Gold & Wood

“Luxembourg will become a showcase for how research will become more translational and integrative”

Healthcare

“Luxembourg will become a showcase for how research will become more translational and integrative”

Ulf Nehrbass

CEO of Luxembourg Institute of Health

“42% of Luxembourg students are enrolled in Master’s or PhD programs”

Education & Research

“42% of Luxembourg students are enrolled in Master’s or PhD programs”

MARC HANSEN

Delegated Minister to Higher Education and Research

“The US is our most important economic partner outside of Europe”

Diplomacy

“The US is our most important economic partner outside of Europe”

JEAN ASSELBORN

Foreign Minister of Luxembourg

“We are investing €3.8 billion to extend and modernize our rail infrastructure”

Logistics

“We are investing €3.8 billion to extend and modernize our rail infrastructure”

Francois Bausch

Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Development