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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 | Ghana budget signals fiscal tightening

13 Dec 2014
Ghana budget

While the headlines on Ghana’s 2015 budget focus on the short-term impacts of fiscal tightening, the proposed changes should have a positive bearing on the overall economy over time. 

Economic Update | Indonesia poised for agricultural reform

13 Dec 2014
Indonesia agri

Hopes are rising that long-awaited reforms of state-owned enterprises and government initiatives can help Indonesia’s agriculture sector rebound from a year of commodity price shocks, which have taken their toll on the country’s biggest exports, particularly palm oil. 

Economic Update | Trinidad & Tobago goes deeper for gas reserves

12 Dec 2014
Trinidad oil

A major contract has been awarded in Trinidad & Tobago, which will act as a roadmap for the exploitation of gas reserves in deeper waters and boost output over the next 10 years. The award comes amid concern that existing reserves are dwindling and government revenue from its key export commodity is declining. 

Economic Update | Brunei Darussalam increases ICT push

12 Dec 2014
Brunei ICT

Plans to stimulate Brunei Darussalam's ICT industry have been stepped up with the launch of a new broadband policy and the opening of a software development academy as the Sultanate works towards diversifying its economy away from oil exports through the creation of a knowledge-based economy. 

Economic Update | Les cours du pétrole accentuent la pression sur l’Algérie

12 Dec 2014
Algeria oil

Ces dernières années, l’Algérie a enregistré des performances économiques relativement solides. Le  FMI a toutefois fait remarquer que la chute des prix du pétrole pourrait peser sur les performances à court terme, rappelant le rôle prépondérant que le secteur des hydrocarbures continue de jouer sur la croissance.

Economic Update | México se prepara para su primera gran ronda de licitaciones petroleras

11 Dec 2014
mexico oil

La primera ronda de subastas para adjudicar importantes obras de exploración y producción petrolera en México comenzará a principios del próximo año, con 169 bloques que abarcan un área de 28.500 kilómetros cuadrados a licitar, como consecuencia de amplias reformas introducidas el año pasado para abrir las industrias eléctrica y petrolera a la inversión privada.