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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 | Dubai grows entrepreneurship through technology

27 Jul 2016
Dubai tech

A solid regulatory base, strong government support and rising demand from a young population are fuelling Dubai’s efforts to foster technology-driven entrepreneurship.

Economic Update | John Brash, Founder and CEO, Brash Brands, on the role of branding and the diversification of Gulf economies

6 Jul 2016
John Brash

John Brash: Diversification has been a deliberate policy of GCC governments for some time. The drop in hydrocarbon revenues actually shows this to have been apt and robust. So while the doom-and-gloomers would have us think the region was forced to diversify, it is actually the opposite: a case of foresight being proven. The result is that the GCC has, in the main, been able to ride out the fall in oil prices with typical panache. 

Economic Update | Dubai’s educational rankings on the rise

22 Jun 2016
Dubai education

Rising standards and increasing competition are driving improvements in Dubai’s private education system while also generating stronger revenue streams and laying firmer foundations for sector growth. 

Economic Update | Dubai’s shift to digital retail

17 May 2016
Dubai retail

Online shopping is expected to drive retail growth in Dubai in the coming years, though migration toward e-payment remains a stumbling block for some consumers. 

Economic Update | Dubai pursues ambitious public transport targets

22 Apr 2016
Dubai transport

A campaign to reduce congestion on Dubai’s roads and encourage greater use of public transport looks to be yielding results.

Economic Update | Dubai bolsters health credentials

24 Mar 2016
Dubai health

The medical industry in Dubai is set to receive a major boost from the country’s new five-year health care strategy.