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    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 | New power and water projects launch in RAK

8 Aug 2014

A renewed focus on developing the tourism and industrial sectors has driven a construction boom in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and led to the development of a host of industrial, residential, commercial and retail spaces. To support this growth, the government has at the same time invested in basic electricity, water and sewer networks.

Economic Update | RAK: Expectations from mandatory health insurance

27 Mar 2013

Plans to introduce compulsory health insurance in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) are expected to usher in a wave of new private sector investment, a response to a forecast rise in demand for specialised services. To do so, the emirate is also stepping up efforts to attract and retain trained staff in an increasingly competitive market.

Economic Update | RAK: Year in Review 2012

15 Jan 2013

The economy of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) has continued to expand, and while final year-end 2012 figures for growth have yet to be released, officials say they are confident that the forecast 8% increase in GDP – the same rate as in 2011 – will be have been achieved in the emirate.

Economic Update | RAK: Boosting cement production

6 Dec 2012

With demand for cement in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) poised to rise and regional projects already driving up exports, there are signs that the industry could be turning a corner.

Economic Update | RAK: Rising profile

16 Oct 2012

Ras Al Khaimah’s (RAK’s) tourism sector continues to exceed expectations, with visitor arrivals well up on forecasts and overseas investment flowing in. However, the emirate faces stiff competition in a crowded market to develop brand recognition.

Economic Update | RAK: Smooth industry

5 Sep 2012

The already busy glass industry in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is set to expand even further in 2013 with yet another overseas company setting up production facilities in the emirate. Indeed, RAK’s central location and low costs have become desirable for numerous companies looking to set up in the region.