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    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 | Demand grows for industrial real estate in Kenya

23 May 2017
Kenya real estate
Rising demand for industrial space in Kenya is shoring up the non-residential component of the country’s real estate sector, at a time when the office and retail segments appear to be moderating...

Economic Update | Jordan’s retail sector gains momentum

22 May 2017
Jordan Retail
A raft of new retail outlets and mall expansions are boosting supply in Jordan’s retail sector – all part of a significant pipeline of projects seeking to capitalise on the country’s rising spending...

Economic Update | Djibouti entend renforcer sa connectivité numérique

22 May 2017
Djibouti ICT
La signature au mois de janvier d’un contrat portant sur le raccordement de Djibouti au nouveau système sous-marin de fibre optique qui traversera l’Océan Indien, baptisé Australia West Express Cable...

Economic Update | Palm oil production to rise in Indonesia

22 May 2017
Indonesia Agriculture
Improved weather conditions and expanded acreage should help Indonesia’s palm oil industry rebound from a weak harvest in 2016, though projections of higher output may put downward pressure on prices...

Economic Update | Thailand eyes reforms to real estate sector

22 May 2017
Thailand Real Estate
A proposal to ease restrictions on foreigners buying property in Thailand could spur growth in the real estate market, though uncertainty over new land and building taxes may impact the rollout of...

Economic Update | La Tunisie cherche à conserver son avance en matière de recherche et d’innovation

22 May 2017
Tunisia Education
Des initiatives nationales de soutien aux start-ups conjuguées à des subventions internationales à la recherche devraient permettre de renforcer l’activité entrepreneuriale en Tunisie.