• 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 targets public transport expansion

5 Nov 2014
Dubai transport

Expanding public transport has become a priority for Dubai as it looks to accommodate both a rapidly rising population and the millions of visitors expected to attend World Expo 2020. 

Economic Update | Pushing Dubai’s capital markets forward

26 Jun 2014

When the UAE officially transitioned from “frontier” to “emerging” on a key market index in June 2013, a new era of both greater opportunity and closer scrutiny for the financial markets in Dubai was ushered in. The results are already coming to the fore: stocks across the UAE are up 41% in 2014 and 89% over the last year as of June, while capital markets in Dubai are starting to draw more attention from foreign investors.

Economic Update | New facilities provide a boost for Dubai’s aviation industry

26 Mar 2014

A new aviation district in Dubai is set to spearhead growth across the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry, while strengthening the emirate’s position as one of the world’s largest air transport hubs.

Economic Update | Dubai targets sustainable development

11 Feb 2014

Faced with rising power consumption and a grid under pressure, Dubai is stepping up its efforts to improve energy efficiency, while boosting the role played by renewable resources in meeting demand. Long term, a broad range of initiatives, supported by a new regulatory framework announced last year, should help bring energy costs under control.

Economic Update | Dubai Year in Review 2013

7 Jan 2014

Many of the concerns that had been weighing on Dubai’s economy in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis look to have been laid to rest this past year, with the emirate consolidating its place as a regional centre for tourism, transport, trade and retail, while posting robust growth.

Economic Update | Looking to stabilise Dubai’s real estate market

10 Dec 2013

As property prices in Dubai continue their rise, the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has issued new mortgage regulations designed to limit speculation and help ensure the long-term stability of the investment environment. However, it appears some rules may affect only a small portion of potential buyers.