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 $23.96 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 4.0% (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: Alexis Tsipras 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: 37,314,442 (1 January 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: Theresa May Currency: […]

Country Spotlight: AUSTRIA

          QUICK FACTS Full name: Republic of Austria Capital city: Vienna Population: 8,857,960 (2018) GDP in Current prices: USD $459.40 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 2.8% (2018) Area: 83,871 km² Government: Federal parliamentary republic President: Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen Chancellor: Sebastian Kurz Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) HDI: 20th (2018) Ease […]

Country Spotlight: LATVIA

          QUICK FACTS Full name: Republic of Latvia Capital city: Riga Population: 1,934,379 (2018) GDP in Current prices: USD $30.3 billion (2017) GDP real growth: 4.5% (2017) Area: 64,573 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic President: Raimonds Vejonis Prime Minister: Krisjanis Karins Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) HDI: 41st (2018) Ease of […]

Country Spotlight: MOLDOVA

            QUICK FACTS Full name: Republic of Moldova Capital city: Chisinau Population: 3,547,539 (1 January 2018) GDP in Current Prices: USD $9.56 billion (2017) GDP real growth: 4.5% (2017) Area: 32,870 km² (including Transnistria) Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic President: Igor Dodon Prime Minister: Pavel Filip Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL) […]

Country Spotlight: Grenada

            QUICK FACTS Capital city: St. George’s Population: 107,825 (2017) GDP in Current prices: USD $1.12 billion (2017) GDP growth: 5.1% (2017) Area: 340 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Cecile La Grenade Prime Minister: Keith Mitchell Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) HDI: 75th (2018) […]

Country Spotlight: MONTENEGRO

          QUICK FACTS Capital city: Podgorica Population: 622,182 (1 January 2019) GDP in Current Prices: USD $5.4 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 4.5% (2018) Area: 13,812 km² (land 13,452 km²) Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic President: Milo Dukanovic Prime Minister: Dusko Markovic Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) HDI: 50th (2018) Ease of […]

Country Spotlight: Portugal

          QUICK FACTS Full name: Portuguese Republic Capital city:Lisbon Population:10,291,027 (2017) GDP in Current Prices:USD $218.0 billion (2017) GDP real growth:2.7% (2017) Area:92,212 km² Government: Unitary Semi-presidential constitutional republic President:Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa Prime Minister:Antonio Costa Currency:Euro (€) (EUR) HDI:42nd (2018) Ease of doing business index:34th (2018/19) Time Zone: GMT + […]

Country Spotlight: MALTA

              QUICK FACTS Full name: Republic of Malta Capital city: Valletta Population: 475,701 (31 December 2017) GDP in Current Prices: USD $14.27 billion (2018) GDP real growth: 6.6% (2018) Area: 316 km2 Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic President: George Vella Prime Minister: Joseph Muscat Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) HDI: 29th […]

Country Spotlight: Antigua and Barbuda

          QUICK FACTS Capital city: St. John’s Population: 102,012 (2017) GDP in Current prices: USD $1.63 billion (2018) GDP growth: 5.3% (2018) Area: 440 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Sir Rodney Williams Prime Minister: Gaston Browne Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) HDI: 70th (2018) Ease […]

Dominica

            QUICK FACTS Full name: Commonwealth of Dominica Capital city: Roseau Population: 73,925 (2017) GDP in Current prices: USD $560 million (2017) GDP growth: -4.7% (2017) Area: 750 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary republic President: Charles Savarin Prime Minister: Roosevelt Skerrit Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) HDI: 103rd (2018) Ease of […]

Saint Kitts and Nevis

            QUICK FACTS Capital city: Basseterre Population: 55,345 (2017) GDP in Current prices: USD $1.02 billion (2018) GDP growth: 3.0% (2018) Area: 261 km² Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton Prime Minister: Timothy Harris Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) HDI: 72nd (2018) […]

Country Spotlight: Saint Lucia

            QUICK FACTS Capital city: Castries Population: 179,667 (2018) GDP in Current prices: USD $1.87 billion (2018) GDP growth: 1.0% (2018) Area: 617 km² Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Neville Cenac Prime Minister: Allen Chastanet Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) HDI: 90th (2018) Ease of […]

Development Support Program (DSP)

(Thursday, 15th November 2018) In 2017, GKIS was appointed the exclusive partner and distributor of the Development Support Program by Pan Oceanic Limited Vanuatu. Qualified incumbents can be granted citizenship of Vanuatu and travel visa-free or with preferred visa-on-arrival terms to 128 countries. DSP Features The Development Support Program (DSP) was established in 2016 as […]

The movement of the investment migration industry along the lifecycle curve

(Thursday, 15th November 2018) by Daniel Huber, group head of agent services, Henley & Partners This article intends to give a brief overview of the investment migration industry while also speculating on its future development. The development of any industry over time is subject to industry lifecycle theory1, which attempts to explain the various stages […]

The critical role of regional centers in the EB-5 industry

(Wednesday, 14th November 2018) By Patrick F. Hogan CMB Regional Centers Immigration by investment through the EB-5 program can be undertaken in one of two ways. There is the Regional Center Program and there is what is commonly referred to as a direct EB-5 investment. It is critical to remember that an EB-5 investment is […]