• 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 | Turnaround for Thai economy

30 Sep 2014

Buoyed by a rise in consumer spending, Thailand narrowly avoided a technical recession thanks to a surprise upswing in the second quarter. The new government is hoping this shift, combined with its own plans to increase public spending across key sectors, will help entice investors.

Economic Update | Positive outlook for Malaysian construction

29 Sep 2014

High levels of state and private sector investment will drive double-digit growth in Malaysia’s construction industry this year with momentum likely to be maintained into 2015 as more infrastructure projects roll off the drawing board.

Economic Update | Mongolia lays tracks to boost trade

26 Sep 2014

Recent visits to Mongolia by Chinese and Russian Presidents, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, have cemented deals that may see the mineral-rich country double trade with its neighbours and achieve a wider market reach for its exports through the overhaul and expansion of its ageing rail network.

Economic Update | Pharmaceuticals propel Jordan’s economic diversification

26 Sep 2014

Much discussion of Jordan’s economic potential focuses on the mining and processing of minerals, but knowledge sectors like pharmaceuticals may offer a more effective tonic for the economy.

Economic Update | Ghana prepares to power up

26 Sep 2014

An expanding economy and growing population are increasing demand for power in Ghana and while lower levels of hydroelectric generation, sparked by a long-running drought, has reduced output, the forthcoming completion of several new plants should help ensure supply keeps pace with demand.

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam leads on vocational learning

22 Sep 2014

Vocational training has become a key focus in Brunei Darussalam as it aims to meet the shifting demands of its economy as well as the challenges that economic integration with the rest of ASEAN is expected to bring after 2015.