Country Spotlight: CYPRUS

              QUICK FACTS Full name: Republic of Cyprus Capital city: Nicosia Population: 1,179,551 (1 January 2018) GDP in Current Prices: USD $24.49 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 3.9% (2018) Area: 9,253 km² Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic President: Nicos Anastasiades President of Parliament: Demetris Syllouris Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) […]

Country Spotlight: GREECE

          QUICK FACTS Full name: Hellenic Republic Capital city: Athens Population: 10,741,165 (1 January 2018) GDP in Current prices: USD $218.06 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 2.0% (2018) Area: 131,957 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary republic President: Prokopis Pavlopoulos Prime Minister: Kyriakos Mitsotakis Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) HDI: 31st (2018) Ease of doing […]

Country Spotlight: IRELAND

        QUICK FACTS Capital city: Dublin Population: 4,857,000 (April 2018) GDP in Current prices: USD $376.10 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 6.7% (2018) – Fastest growth in EU Area: 70,273 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary republic President: Michael D. Higgins Prime Minister: Leo Varadkar Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) HDI: 4th (2018) Ease of doing business index: 23rd (2018/19) Time Zones: GMT +0 Dialling code: 353   Ireland – […]

Country Spotlight: USA

  QUICK FACTS Full name: United States of America Capital city: Washington D.C. Population: 327,167,434 (1 July 2018) GDP in Current Prices: USD $20.891 trillion (2018) – ranked # 1 GDP real growth: 2.9% (2018) Area: 9,833,520 km² (land 9,531,905 km²) Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic President: Donald Trump Vice President: Mike Pence Currency: United […]

Country Spotlight: TURKEY

QUICK FACTS Full name: Republic of Turkey Capital city: Ankara Population: 82,003,882 (2018) GDP in Current prices: USD $713.51 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 2.6% (2018) Area: 783,356 km² Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic President: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Vice President: Fuat Oktay Currency: Turkish Lira (₺) (TRY) HDI: 64th (2018) Ease of doing business index: […]

Country Spotlight: Canada

QUICK FACTS Capital city: Ottawa Population: 37,412,852 (1 April 2019) GDP in Current prices: USD $1,733.7 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 1.8% (2018) Area: 9,984,670 km² (land 9,093,507 km²) Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Julie Payette Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD) HDI: 12th (2018) Ease of doing […]

Country Spotlight: VANUATU

QUICK FACTS Full name: Republic of Vanuata Capital city: Port Vila Population: 286,291 (1 January 2019 estimate) GDP in Current prices: USD $957 million (2018 estimate) GDP real growth: 3.8% (2018) Area: 12,189 km² (of which, land c. 4,700 km²) Government: Unitary parliamentary republic President: Tallis Obed Moses Chancellor: Charlot Salwai Currency: Vanuatu (VUV) HDI: […]

Country Spotlight: UNITED KINGDOM

          QUICK FACTS Full name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Capital city: London Population: 66,040,229 (30 June 2017) GDP in Current prices: USD $2,808.90 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 1.4% (2018) Area: 242,495 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Prime Minister: Boris Johnson Currency: Pound […]