• 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 | Sri Lanka eyes port potential

31 Jul 2015
Sri Lanka logistics

A move to increase capacity at Sri Lanka’s ports is enabling the island nation to capitalise on its strategic location by serving growing traffic on the international east-west shipping lanes. 

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea playing a long game

31 Jul 2015
PNG sport

Having just hosted the 15th annual Pacific Games, which ended this month, Papua New Guinea is hoping to build on that success to set itself up as a regional venue for international sporting and political events.

Economic Update | Kenya looks to greater generation capacity

30 Jul 2015
Kenya energy

Efforts to add more than 5000 MW of electricity generation capacity in Kenya – part of a push to improve electrification rates to 70% of households by 2017 – are leading to a jump in renewable projects, as well as cuts in end-user tariffs.

Economic Update | Brunei pursues greater sukuk liquidity

29 Jul 2015
Brunei capital markets

Further solidifying the importance of Islamic finance in Brunei Darussalam’s developing capital market, the country’s financial regulator said in June it is preparing to issue long-term sharia-compliant bonds in the near future. 

Economic Update | Le secteur des transports algérien reste sur la bonne voie

29 Jul 2015
Algeria transport

Avec la nomination d'un nouveau ministre à la tête du Ministère des Transports au mois de Mai dernier et le déploiement imminent du dernier plan de développement quinquennal du pays qui couvre la période allant jusqu'en 2019, le secteur des transports algérien fait l'objet d'une réorganisation stratégique. 

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia gets ahead in e-learning curve

29 Jul 2015
Saudi education

An increased emphasis on e-learning in Saudi Arabia’s education system, coupled with targets to modernise teaching methods, underpin a wider drive to diversify the economy away from oil and create more jobs.