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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 | Myanmar Year in Review 2014

23 Jan 2015
Myanmar

A surge in foreign investment, together with solid domestic demand, helped Myanmar achieve a strong growth in 2014. However, the year also brought challenges, which contributed to a widening in the trade deficit as the country relies heavily on imports to support skyrocketing domestic demand.

Economic Update | El empuje digital para ayudar a las “teleco” colombianas

23 Jan 2015
Colombia ICT

Tras un sólido desempeño el año pasado, la industria colombiana de telecomunicaciones busca crecer más en 2015, gracias a los esfuerzos del gobierno por fomentar la conectividad web y móvil. 

Economic Update | Le Maroc Bilan de l’année 2014

23 Jan 2015
Morocco

D’après les estimations, l’économie du Maroc aurait enregistré une croissance d’environ 3% en 2014, grâce à des exportations automobiles et électroniques en hausse de plus d’un quart au cours des onze premiers mois de l’année et à un gouvernement parvenu à maîtriser les dépenses publiques.

Economic Update | Papua New Guinea Year in Review 2014

22 Jan 2015
PNG

A surge in gas exports will set Papua New Guinea on course for an economic boom in 2015 with some estimates putting GDP growth at a stellar 21%. However, tumbling oil prices are likely to take some of the shine off export receipts, limiting the government's ambitious plan to slash debt.

Economic Update | Jordan agriculture exports on the rise

22 Jan 2015
Jordan agri

Farm exports in Jordan showed substantial growth in 2014, aided by foreign sales of vegetables, while deals with new markets and key investments in water irrigation are strengthening growth potential for future years. 

Economic Update | Bahrain Year in Review 2014

21 Jan 2015
Bahrain

While a combination of high break-even prices and lower levels of fiscal reserves could see falling oil prices push Bahrain further into the red, the kingdom is still set to post respectable economic growth for the year, buoyed by a solid performance from its non-hydrocarbons sector.