Republic of Yemen
Capital: Sana’a (provisional in Aden) HDI: 0.500 (154th)
GDP (PPP): $85.2 billion
Currency: Yemeni Rial
Population: 24.4 million
Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second-largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km². Although Yemen’s constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana’a, the city has been under rebel control since February 2015. Because of this, Yemen’s capital has been temporarily relocated to the port city of Aden, on the southern coast. Yemen’s territory includes more than 200 islands; the largest of these is Socotra.
Yemen Overview – World Bank
The difficult political and security situation in Yemen continues to weigh heavily on economic activity and Yemen’s economic recovery is highly vulnerable.
Yemen Economy – overview – Economy
Yemen is a low income country that is highly dependent on declining oil resources for revenue. Petroleum accounts for roughly 25% of GDP and 63% of government revenue.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
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Establishing a Presence
Starting a Business in Yemen
This site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Yemen
Yemen Corporate Tax Rate | 2006-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Yemen stands at 20 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Yemen averaged 27.50 percent from 2006 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 35 percent in 2007 and a record low of 20 percent in 2011. Corporate Tax Rate in Yemen is reported by the Yemen Tax Authority.
Yemen – Corporate Tax Rate
Corporate Tax Rate in Yemen was last registered at 20 Percent in 2015 and Personal Income Tax Rate was recorded at 15 Percent.
Yemen Personal Income Tax Rate | 2004-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Yemen stands at 15 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Yemen averaged 18.18 percent from 2004 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 20 percent in 2005 and a record low of 15 percent in 2011. Personal Income Tax Rate in Yemen is reported by the Yemen Tax Authority.
Yemen Personal Income Tax Rate Forecast 2016-2020
Personal Income Tax Rate in Yemen is expected to be 15.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Yemen Personal Income Tax Rate is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.
Yemen Sales Tax Rate | 2006-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Yemen stands at 5 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Yemen averaged 4.70 percent from 2006 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in 2007 and a record low of 2 percent in 2014. Sales Tax Rate in Yemen is reported by the Yemen Tax Authority.
Paying Taxes in Yemen
A list of the taxes in Yemen including the VAT (Goods and Services Tax / GST)
Yemen – travel.state.gov
Passports and visas are required for travel to Yemen. Visas must be obtained from Yemeni embassies or consulates abroad.
Application site for Yemen visas
Transport in Yemen – Wikipedia
Considering Yemen’s size, its road transportation system is extremely limited. Travel by road in Yemen is often unsafe. Within cities, minivans and small buses ply somewhat regular routes, picking up and dropping off passengers with little regard for other vehicles.
Transport in Yemen – Lonely Planet
Transportation options in Yemen
Yemen – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband
The development of Yemen’s telecoms market has been traditionally slow due to the poor economic position of Yemen at both a regional and global level, along with years of political unrest and civil fighting. – See more at: http://www.budde.com.au/Research/Yemen-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband.html#sthash.g1cH3Bie.dpuf
Telecommunications in Yemen
This site provides information about the telephone, Internet, radio, and television infrastructure in Yemen
Labor Market Regulation in Yemen
This site provides a summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, improve job quality for workers, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Yemen, Rep
Yemen. Labour Code
Presidential Legislative Order to promulgate the Labour Code, Act No. 5 of 1995
Yemen Weather – AccuWeather.com
Access hourly, 10 day and 15 day forecasts along with up to the minute reports and videos
Yemen travel advice – GOVUK
Latest travel advice for Yemen including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health
Cost of Living in Yemen
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Yemen. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of Living in Yemen 2016
Comprehensive information about travel and living cost in Yemen and all of its cities
Yemen – Culture, Customs & Etiquette
Guide to travel, doing business, and studying in Yemen – culture, greetings, gestures,etiquette, taboos, negotiations, gift-giving, and more.
How to Master Business Etiquette in Yemen
If you wish to be successful in Yemen then it is important to understand and follow its own unique business etiquette.
Climate of the World: Yemen
The Climate of Yemen can be described as subtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall, very high temperatures in summer and a big difference between maximum and minimum temperatures, especially in the inland areas.
Safety and Security in Yemen
Ensuring safety and security has been one of the most pressing challenges for Yemeni society. Various conflicts at the local and national levels, fueled by desire for power, revenge, and control over resources, are the main cause of these challenges.
Yemen Education System
After the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990, these two education systems were merged into a single system, and 9-3 (9 years of basic education, 3 years of secondary education) was adapted.
Education | U.S. Agency for International Development
Yemen suffers from low-quality teaching and facilities and high absenteeism rates at schools. Just 63 percent of school-aged youth in Yemen completed primary school in 2010, and one in four third-graders cannot read at all.
Yemen Public Holidays 2016
Bank holidays, national holidays, officialholiday calendar, religious festivals and celebrations for the year 2016
Yemen Public Holidays 2016 and 2017
Yemen’s complete list of public holidays for 2016 and 2017.
Yemen Population – Demographics
Facts and statistics about the Population of Yemen
Demographics of Yemen – Wikipedia
This site discusses the demographic features of the population of Yemen, includingpopulation density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.
Yemen Customs Regulations
Yemen Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
WTO | Accession status: Yemen
WTO Ministers adopted Yemen’s WTO terms and conditions of entry at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia on 3-6 December 2013. On 26 June 2014, the WTO welcomed Yemen as its 160th member.
Yemen – U.S. Department of State
Energy exports generate the majority of Yemen’s governmental revenue. Most U.S. investment in Yemen is in the oil and gas exploration and production sectors. The United States and Yemen have signed a trade and investment framework agreement.
Housing and Rentals
Yemen Corporate Housing and Extended Stay Hotels
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10 Best Hotels in Yemen
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Yemen Travel Guide and Travel Information
Expert Yemen travel guide including detailed information about everything you need to know about Yemen.
Yemen Tourism: Best of Yemen
1,126 reviews of Yemen Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Yemen resource.