• 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 | Brunei Darussalam bolsters support for start-ups

30 Sep 2015
Brunei start-ups

The drive to improve the business environment for Brunei Darussalam’s fledgling entrepreneurs is gathering pace, with technological and structural innovation playing a major role in efforts to streamline the start-up ecosystem. 

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia to strengthen defences against cyberattacks

30 Sep 2015
Saudi ICT

Cybersecurity has come to the fore in the Kingdom after a recent spate of breaches, underscoring the need for greater investment in protective measures and skills development to help thwart hackers.

Economic Update | Competition heats up in Trinidad and Tobago’s telecoms industry

29 Sep 2015
TT telecoms

The transformation of Trinidad and Tobago’s telecoms and mobile market is entering a new phase, following news in August that the regulator has given the go-ahead for the sale of a 49% stake in key local player Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT).

Economic Update | Growing demand for Philippines’ residential real estate

29 Sep 2015
Philippines real estate

Underpinned by growing demand from low-cost buyers and high-end renters in Manila, the residential real estate market in the Philippines has posted strong figures in 2015 year-to-date. With vacancy rates falling and rentals on the rise, the sector is poised to maintain an upward trajectory into 2016. 

Economic Update | Mongolia eyes rural growth

29 Sep 2015
Mongolia rural

Mongolia’s remote regions are beginning to feel the benefits of public and private initiatives aimed at attracting investment and promoting rural development in a bid to tackle rising levels of urbanisation and imbalances in regional wealth.

Economic Update | L’Algérie continue de soutenir les programmes de logement

29 Sep 2015
Algeria housing

Malgré la chute des prix du pétrole et du gaz, le gouvernement algérien a promis de continuer à soutenir ses programmes sociaux dans des domaines clés tels que le logement, alors même qu’il annonçait fin août de nouvelles réductions de dépenses.