SWOT ANALYSIS

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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________ 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
  • 3. 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. ??? 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.
  • 4. 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. ??? 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. ??? Kazakhstan
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Rising Oil and Gas prices as it is not self sufficient. ??? 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 ??? Sri Lanka
  • 8. 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. ??? 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. ??? THREAT Global economic downturn if continued will have a dramatic affect on its economy. ??? IRAQ STRENGTH
  • 9. 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 2
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. · 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 Activity