• 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 | Tight times for Mongolia’s retail sector

25 Feb 2015
Mongolia retail

A cooling economy, persistently high inflation and tighter credit regulations will maintain pressure on Mongolia’s retail sector throughout 2015, though demand for shop space in certain segments remains strong. 

Economic Update | Jordan moves to address energy crunch

25 Feb 2015
jordan energy

Rising demand for power and disruptions to gas supplies from Egypt have left Jordan struggling to meet its energy requirements, with imports adding to the economic headache.

Economic Update | Thailand has healthy prospects for medical tourism

25 Feb 2015
Thailand tourism

An increase in overseas patient numbers should lift earnings in Thailand’s health tourism sector this year, with double-digit growth forecast as service providers move to boost their profile and service offerings. 

Economic Update | Agriculture in Myanmar struggles to grow to its potential

25 Feb 2015
Myanmar agri

Higher levels of investment and access to credit are essential for the development of Myanmar’s agriculture sector to reach its full potential, according to experts.

Economic Update | Qatar’s technological ambitions: The future is now

25 Feb 2015
Qatar IT sector

With the announcement of another milestone in Qatar’s satellite programme coming at the end of last year, the body of material evidence suggesting significant recent ICT sector development in the state grew in both size and quality. 

Economic Update | La Côte d’Ivoire met le turbo pour restructurer son secteur énergétique

24 Feb 2015
CI energy

Le secteur ivoirien de l’électricité a toujours été l’un des plus importants d’Afrique de l’Ouest, le pays étant un grand exportateur d’électricité, mais il cherche désormais à accroître sa production totale en faisant appel aux énergies renouvelables afin de satisfaire une demande intérieure élevée.