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53 pages

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July 2017

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy rely on external trade?
  • How does economic freedom in Bosnia and Herzegovina compare with others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Bosnia and Herzegovina’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Bosnia and Herzegovina compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Bosnia and Herzegovina changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • How are Bosnia and Herzegovina’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • How good is Bosnia and Herzegovina in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Bosnia and Herzegovina? How does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • How is income distributed in Bosnia and Herzegovina and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • How has quality of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Bosnia and Herzegovina’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Bosnia and Herzegovina changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Bosnia and Herzegovina’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Bosnia and Herzegovina have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the BAM performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Bosnia and Herzegovina and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency