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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 | Microinsurance penetration set to increase in Tanzania

30 Mar 2017
Tanzania Insurance
Tanzania’s microinsurers are benefitting from strong growth – often in collaboration with mobile companies – with recent pro-consumer reforms expected to support further take-up and expand insurance...

Economic Update | Moves to tackle affordable housing shortage in Nigeria

30 Mar 2017
Nigeria Real Estate
In the face of a housing deficit that numbers millions of units, Nigeria is working to increase home ownership by improving access to credit and reducing development costs for low-income housing.

Economic Update | ICT in Saudi Arabia draws private sector interest

30 Mar 2017
Saudi Arabia ICT
Several international players have recently committed to enhancing their engagement with Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector.

Economic Update | New reforms accelerate fintech activity in Dubai

30 Mar 2017
Dubai Financial Services
Dubai is set to launch the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region’s first fintech accelerator, as efforts to update the legal framework for crowdfunding activities in the financial sector...

Economic Update | Bond issuances set to continue in Sharjah this year

29 Mar 2017
Sharjah Financial Services
Corporate and sovereign offerings of both conventional and Islamic bonds are expected to maintain their momentum in Sharjah after a strong showing last year.

Economic Update | Philippines looks to Asia-Pacific partners to advance agriculture exports

29 Mar 2017
Philippines Agriculture
Increased export opportunities in the region should help drive further growth in the Philippines’ agriculture industry, which expanded strongly last year after overcoming the impact of natural...