The backwater has now turned into an entrepot.
Meanwhile its entrepot role was, by definition, dependent on the services it could provide to foreigners.
The Syrian economy is now even more fragile because its one economic entrepot – for dollar and property investments – is itself collapsing in an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions.
Dubai is an entrepot between Iran and the world.
Singapore is a trading entrepot, with a big and busy port.
Jisr al-Shughour, also close to the border, is an entrepot town.
From its beginning, Malacca has been an entrepot between the Pacific and the rest of the world.
Dubai is, in short, the closest thing its region has to a Singapore- or Hong Kong-style entrepot.
The Libyan port of Benghazi, linked by a regular shipping route to Syria, is said to be a key entrepot.
It excels as both an entrepot and a rendezvous, where people from far-flung places can gather in jam-packed proximity.
But the city state scores poorly because of its role as an entrepot for racier neighbours, and its property and banking clans.
After the civil war Chicago became an entrepot that was integral to the national economy, thanks in large part to its location.
Brexiteers argue that a City cut free from the EU’s red tape can be a more outward-looking entrepot, with strengthened links to the rest of the world.
Dubai, the busiest entrepot in the Gulf, has long been the back door through which smugglers have entered Iran to swap goods and cash in breach of Western sanctions.
THE hotels of Adigrat, an entrepot near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea, are always busy during Meskel, a feast celebrated annually by Orthodox Christians in both countries.
Boris Johnson’s Brexit withdrawal agreement, finalised on October 17th, would in effect turn Northern Ireland into an entrepot—an arrangement not dissimilar from the “one country, two systems” relationship between China and Hong Kong.
The book’s major omission is a full analysis of the Asian trading system centred around Bengal—the role of commercial agents who acted autonomously from the company; the position of Calcutta as an entrepot; and the strong links between the EIC and Chinese trade.
But the oil-rich capital home to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque long has been more conservative than the entrepot of Dubai, whose vast array of bars, lounges and nightclubs offer imbibers a moment for a quiet beer or a shouting, bass-thumping party complete with sparkler-laden Champagne bottles.
- a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties
Example: Bahrain has been an entrepot of trade between Arabia and India since the second millennium BC
- a depository for goods
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