Doing Business in the Maldives

EENI - Business School.

Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in the Maldives. Male. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Maldives (Asia)
  2. Maldivian Economy
  3. Foreign Trade of the Maldives
  4. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Maldives
  5. Business Opportunities in the Maldives
    1. Tourism sector
    2. Fishing sector
  6. Case Study: Villa Shipping and Trading Company. Mr. Qasim Ibrahim
  7. Access to the Maldivian Market
  8. Business Plan for the Maldives

Objectives of the subject "Doing Business in the Republic of Maldives":

  1. To analyze the Maldivian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Maldives
  3. To explore the Maldives' trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Maldives' Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Maldivian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Maldivian Market
Subject "Doing Business in the Maldives" is studied...
  1. Masters: International Business (MIB), Muslims Countries, and Asia
  2. Doctorates (DIB): DIB Islamic Countries, DIB Business in Asia

Master in International Business for Maldivian students.

Course learning materials in En - Es Maldives

Credits of the subject "Doing Business in the Maldives": 0.5 ECTS

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in the Maldives:
Maldives Business

Subject Description (Doing Business in the Maldives).

The Republic of Maldives.

Tourism and fishing sector: 40% of the Maldivian GDP

  1. Maldivian Population: 350.000.
  2. 79% under thirty-five years of age
  3. Literacy rate: 98%
  4. Maldivian capital: Male
  5. Maldivian official language: Dhivehi (Thaana Script), the majority of the Maldivians speaks English.
  6. More than 1190 Islands
  7. Tropical climate
  8. Independence: 1968 (United Kingdom)
  9. Sunni Islam is the official religion
  10. Neighboring countries (by Sea): India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Seychelles

The Maldives belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area of the Islamic Civilization.

Maldives Qasim Ibrahim

Maldivian Economy.

  1. Maldivian GDP growth of 7% last twenty years
  2. The main economic sectors: tourism and fishing (40% of GDP)
  3. The total imports: 60% of Maldivian GDP
  4. Petroleum: 31% of the total imports
  5. Maldivian Currency: Rufiyaa
  6. Special Economic Zones
  7. The recent investments (FDI): Hilton, Four Seasons, Club Med, KPMG, and Price Waterhouse
  8. Largest port: Male. Future port: Port of Thilafushi
  9. The Maldives has not mineral resources
  10. Risk of natural disasters.
  11. Effects of the Asian tsunami (2004): near 62% of GDP

International Trade of the Maldives.

  1. Maldivian merchandise exports (% of GDP): 23%
  2. Merchandise imports (% of GDP): 23,6%
  3. Exports of services (% of GDP): 4,4%
  4. Imports of services (% of GDP): 1,4%
  5. FDI Inflows (% of GDP): 1.3%
  6. Top export markets: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Bangladesh
  7. Top import suppliers: China, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Turkey

The Maldives has preferential access/FTA...

  1. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  2. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  3. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  4. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

South Asian Free Trade

SASEC South Asia

The Maldives is a member of...

  1. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. World Customs Organization
  4. Economic Social Commission Asia-Pacific (ESCAP)
  5. Asian Development Bank
  6. Boao Forum for Asia
  7. Maldives-Middle East (AMED)
  8. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)


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