• Economic News Updates

    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Dubai to take fuel subsidy cut in stride

15 Sep 2015
Dubai energy

On August 1, an increase in petrol charges came into force in Dubai and the rest of the UAE, following the announcement on July 22 by the Ministry of Energy (MoE) that the government is reducing the fuel subsidy it has traditionally paid. 

Economic Update | Dubai comes out ahead in Iran deal

24 Aug 2015
Dubai Iran

 Iran’s recent deal with world powers is expected to create a raft of trade and investment opportunities for Dubai, widely seen as Tehran’s stepping stone to re-engagement with global markets.

Economic Update | Dubai’s learning curve gets smoother

15 Jul 2015
Dubai education

Rising student numbers and a broader range of academic choice are driving expansion in Dubai’s private university system; however, institutions are being forced to tackle issues such as affordable student accommodation to drive further growth. 

Economic Update | Dubai set for leaner tourism season

17 Jun 2015
dubai tourism

A tapering of demand will lower earnings in Dubai’s tourism and hospitality industry this year, though an expected rise in arrivals from emerging markets, in particular Asia, may offset weaker traffic from more established sources of visitors.

Economic Update | Dubai considers electric car solutions

15 May 2015
Dubai electric car

Electric vehicles may be set to become a more familiar sight on the streets of Dubai. The emirate has one of the world’s highest car ownership ratios and the authorities are expanding the infrastructure for battery-run cars and introducing new incentives to encourage people to switch to more environmentally-friendly options.

Economic Update | Dubai extends IT push

7 Apr 2015
Dubai ICT

Demand for IT services in Dubai is set to soar over the coming decade, underpinned by strong demand for both software and hardware products.