Asides

March 2017

Solar and Wind Energy Regulations Jordan

Introduction: Jordan is among the highest in the world in dependency on foreign energy sources, with 96% of the country’s energy needs coming from imported oil and natural gas from neighboring Middle Eastern countries. This complete reliance on foreign oil imports consumes a significant amount of Jordan’s GDP. This led the country to plan investments of $15 billion in renewable and nuclear energy. To further address these problems, the National Energy Strategy for 2007-2020 was created which projects to boost [...]

Doing Business in Sub Saharan and South Africa

Aynokom’s ”Doing Business in Sub Saharan and South Africa” conference was held on February 23’th in Sakarya with the attendance of companies from Kocaeli and Sakarya Region with the support of Sakarya Technology development Zone. During conference Mr Ivan Lukas ( Programme Specialist Czech-UNDP Trust Fund) also introduced the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) to audiences and the existing opportunities specially in Caucasian Region. Mr. Ralph Ertner  (CEO, INTO SA , partner of Aynokom for South and Sub Sharan Africa) has [...]

January 2017

Free Trade Agreements

In today’s world, countries have a tendency to engage in bilateral and regional FTAs because of World Trade Organization’s (WTO) under achievement in high level of liberalization, WTO’s regulations’ being not enough in today’s conditions and inefficiency of the multilateral trade system to provide better market access. As a result of this tendency, there are approximately 400 FTAs which are notified to WTO. Turkey, being party to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947 (GATT) and member of the [...]

Real Estate in Turkey

Turkey is one of the most promising real estate markets in Europe, and the mantra “location, location, location” rings especially true for this country. Strategically situated at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, and home to almost 78 million people, Turkey offers great opportunities for real estate developers and investors by combining a large construction sector with growing commercial and industrial output. Some key facts and figures in the Turkish real estate sector include: The real estate [...]