• 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 | Sales continue to surge at Dubai’s mega-malls

13 Mar 2015
Dubai retail

Dubai’s famous mega-malls are doing brisk trade, with the companies behind the emirate’s two biggest shopping centres reporting double-digit revenue growth in 2014. Additionally, plans for further expansion are also in the works. 

Economic Update | Medical tourism to boost Dubai's revenues

4 Feb 2015
Dubai medical tourism

Looking to capitalise on its reputation for healthcare, Dubai has set its sights on expanding the medical tourism sector with a target of half a million health and wellness visitors by 2020, boosting the economy with a fourfold increase in revenues from this segment.

Economic Update | Dubai Year in Review 2014

7 Jan 2015

Strong fundamentals and a diversified economy are keeping concerns at bay in Dubai, despite a potential cooling of investor sentiment across the region and weakening global conditions.

Economic Update | Dubai’s real estate boom fuels debate

8 Dec 2014
Dubai real estate

The real estate sales market in Dubai has outperformed the rental market in the last year, sparking a squeeze in yields and prompting concerns that the fundamentals of the market are becoming skewed.

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.