• 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 | Saudi Arabia rail project progresses

29 Apr 2015
Saudi rail

Further progress has been made in plans to build the Gulf region’s rail network, with Saudi Arabia looking to closely align the project with its economic and social priorities. 

Economic Update | South Africa weighing up nuclear power

29 Apr 2015
SA nuclear

A decision expected later this year on a tender for the provision of a series of nuclear power stations in South Africa could provide a long-term solution to the country’s power shortfall. 

Economic Update | Crecimiento del microcrédito mexicano supera a la banca tradicional

29 Apr 2015
Mexico microcredit

Pese a los bajos niveles de penetración de crédito y una población con bajos niveles relativos de bancarización, el sector de microcréditos en México crece rápidamente.

Economic Update | L’Algérie vise à dynamiser la bourse

29 Apr 2015
algeria bourse

La bourse algérienne a lancé un programme de réformes afin d’encourager de nouvelles entrées sur le marché et de renforcer la capitalisation boursière, mais les représentants du secteur privé réclament une plus grande transparence règlementaire.

Economic Update | Mongolia mine deal may see a return of investors

29 Apr 2015
Mongolia investors

Investor appetite towards Mongolia could be improving amid hopes Ulaanbaatar may be in the process of settling a long-running dispute with mining giant Rio Tinto over the development of phase two of the Oyu Tolgoi mine, allaying concerns over the government's ability to repay or roll over existing debt.

Economic Update | Egypt central bank leans on currency devaluation

29 Apr 2015
Egypt currency

A series of moves by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to devalue the pound and limit dollar activity are expected to help shore up foreign reserves and eliminate black-market currency trading.