• 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 Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

23 Apr 2016
Sri Lanka BPO

Consistently ranked as a top global destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT, Sri Lanka’s tech services industry has grown substantially in recent years, with high expectations and ambitious targets going forward. 

Economic Update | Myanmar launches trading on new exchange

22 Apr 2016
Myanmar capital markets

Trading on Myanmar’s new exchange has launched, with only a single stock appearing on the board. 

Economic Update | Dubai pursues ambitious public transport targets

22 Apr 2016
Dubai transport

A campaign to reduce congestion on Dubai’s roads and encourage greater use of public transport looks to be yielding results.

Economic Update | Jordan’s aviation sector reaching new heights

21 Apr 2016
Jordan aviation

Increasing capacity in Jordan’s aviation sector could hold the key to growing the tourism sector and improving inter-regional connectivity over the next five years. 

Economic Update | Bahrain steps up connectivity drive

21 Apr 2016
Bahrain transport

An expanded bus network and a new light rail project are set to improve traffic conditions in Bahrain, while a planned second causeway to the Arabian peninsula should help ease regional freight transport over the long term. 

Economic Update | Ghana moves to strengthen insurance industry

20 Apr 2016
Ghana insurance

Market reforms to reduce fragmentation and improve solvency, alongside the gradual expansion of bancassurance, should improve the medium- and long-term prospects of Ghana’s insurance industry.