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    Economic News & Views

    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 | Abu Dhabi insurers adopt new regulations

16 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi insurance
Facing an economic slowdown and a fragmented operating environment, Abu Dhabi insurers will continue to implement new industry regulations in 2017.

Economic Update | Revisión del año 2016 en Panamá

16 Jan 2017
Panama Economy
Dos eventos mayores marcaron el año 2016 de Panamá en la arena internacional, mientras que internamente su economía doméstica continuó con fuerte crecimiento, ya que la actividad en un buen número de...

Economic Update | Gabon Bilan de l’Année 2016

12 Jan 2017
Gabon Economy
Grâce à une réserve de projets ambitieux visant à favoriser la croissance dans différents secteurs de l’économie, le Gabon est parvenu à tenir le cap face aux faibles prix du pétrole enregistrés sur...

Economic Update | Strength and consolidation in Bahrain’s Islamic banking sector

12 Jan 2017
Bahrain Islamic banking
Regulators are encouraging mergers and acquisitions in Bahrain’s Islamic banking industry in a bid to cement the country’s position as one of the world’s leading sharia-compliant financial centres.

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia Year in Review 2016

5 Jan 2017
Saudi economy
Weaker energy prices and an ambitious reform programme aimed at increasing private sector participation in the economy were key themes of 2016 as Saudi Arabia accelerated efforts to diversify its...

Economic Update | Dubai authorities lead from the front in eco drive

30 Dec 2016
Dubai industry
Sales of greener vehicles in Dubai look set to rise in the coming years as the government steps up its bid to reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint.