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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 | Louvre opening to bolster Abu Dhabi’s cultural tourism segment

22 Nov 2017
Abu Dhabi tourism
Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector marked a significant milestone earlier this month, with the official opening of its landmark cultural project, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, on November 11.

Economic Update | Qatar targets cruise tourism and new markets for sector growth

22 Nov 2017
Qatar tourism
Cruise tourism is fast becoming a key area of focus for Qatar as part of its broader bid to stimulate industry expansion, with the 2017/18 season expected to deliver the best results to date.

Economic Update | The Philippines records highest foreign investment growth in ASEAN

22 Nov 2017
Philippines FDI
On the back of efforts to encourage more international business activity, the Philippines registered the highest rate of foreign direct investment (FDI) growth in the ASEAN region last year, with the...

Economic View | Chris Bendl, CEO, Zurich Topas Life

22 Nov 2017
Chris Bendl
What is your assessment of the potential for Indonesia’s life insurance market?

Economic Update | Argentina recibe un estímulo a sus exportaciones gracias al impulso que ha tomado la actividad agrícola

21 Nov 2017
Argentina agriculture
Nuevos acuerdos bilaterales, la flexibilización de las regulaciones comerciales y una mayor inversión en infraestructura parecen medidas encaminadas a desbloquear el crecimiento del sector agrícola...

Economic Update | Jordan outlines tax reforms as part of efforts to bridge budget gap

21 Nov 2017
Jordan tax
Expected revisions to Jordan’s tax code seek to tackle avoidance and reduce the basket of goods covered by subsidies – measures aimed at cutting the budget deficit.