2012-11-12 18:22:04 - Country Analysis Report - Croatia - In-depth PESTLE Insights - a new country guide report on companiesandmarkets.com
Strong domestic demand kept the economy growing at an average rate of 4.5% during 2000â07. Increased private consumption continued to drive economic growth in 2007. According to the HNB´s 2007 annual report, sharp acceleration in the nominal growth of household disposable income and companies´ funds raised by foreign borrowing led to an acceleration of real growth. However, growth slowed down to 2.4% in 2008, and the global economic crisis took a toll on the Croatian economy, which contracted by 5.9% in 2009. The economy contracted further by 1.4% in 2010. According to Datamonitor forecasts, the economy is expected to grow by 1.3% in 2011.
The country analysis report on Croatia provides a wide array of analytical inputs to analyze the country´s
performance, and the objective is to help the reader to make business decisions and prepare for the future. The report on Croatia analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure of Croatia . The report provides a holistic view of Croatia from historical, current and future perspective. Insightful analysis on critical current and future issues is presented through detailed SCPT (strengths, challenges, prospects and threats /risks) analysis for each of the PESTLE segments. In addition, the PESTLE segments are supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis. The PESTLE country analysis report series provides an in-depth analysis of 50 major countries.
Features and Benefits
â¢ Understanding gained from the country analysis report on Croatia can be used to plan business investments or market entry apart from a holistic view of the country.
â¢ Political section on Croatia provides inputs about the political system, key figures in the country, and governance indicators.
â¢ Economic section on Croatia outlines the economic story of the country to provide a balanced assessment on core macro-economic issues.
â¢ Social section on Croatia enables understanding of customer demographics through the income distribution, rural-urban segmentation and centres of affluence, healthcare and educational scenario in the country.
â¢ Technological section on Croatia provides strategic inputs on information communications and technology, technological laws and policies, technological gaps, patents data and relevant laws.
â¢ Legal section on Croatia provides information about the legal structure, corporate laws, business set-up procedures and the tax regime.
â¢ Environmental section provides information on environmental policies in Croatia and the performance in terms of important environmental indicators.
PESTLE analysis of Croatia identifies issues that affect the country´s performance through the prism of current strengths (strengths), current challenges (weaknesses), future prospects (opportunities) and future risks (threats).
The political landscape discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Croatia in different periods. The economic, social, foreign and defence policies are considered in the political landscape section. It also discusses the performance of the country as per World Bank Governance Indicators.
The economic landscape describes the evolution of the economy of Croatia in different periods. It also examines the country´s performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector and employment. The economic landscape also explains the financial system in the country, especially with regard to financial authorities/regulators.
The social landscape covers the demographics, education and healthcare scenario in Croatia . The social welfare policies of the government along with the country´s performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution and education are also provided.
The technological landscape discusses the structure and policies in terms of Intellectual property, research & development, technology agreements/pacts; and policies related to the promotion of technology in Croatia .
The legal landscape examines the structure of the judicial system, legislation affecting businesses, tax regulations, labor laws, trade regulations and corporate governance in Croatia .
The environmental landscape in Croatia discusses the environmental regulations and policies of the country. The performance of the country in terms of in terms of environmental indicators and impact of environmental policies is also examined.
Your key questions answered
â¢ What is the outlook in terms of political stability, policies towards businesses, external front and popularity of government in Croatia ?
â¢ What is the economic performance of Croatia in terms of GDP growth, fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, and employment among other economic indicators?
â¢ What is the performance of Croatia in terms of healthcare, income distribution and education?
â¢ What is the performance of Croatia in technology intensive sectors like telecommunications and information technology, patents and R&D expenditure trends?
â¢ What is the legal structure in Croatia and are the laws conducive for investment?
â¢ What is the performance of Croatia in terms of environmental indicators and impact of environmental policies?
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