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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 | Dubai’s foreign trade steady in challenging environment

26 Nov 2016
Dubai international trade
Despite the slow pace of economic recovery by many of its key partners, Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade has maintained solid momentum, with direct exports on the rise.

Economic Update | Dubai property market looks to potential rebound

26 Oct 2016
Dubai real estate
While the first half of 2016 saw property values fall in Dubai’s real estate sector, strong fundamentals and consistent demand from foreign buyers suggest they may flatten out in the second half...

Economic Update | Dubai taps into halal tourism

23 Sep 2016
Dubai tourism
Increased investment – from sharia-compliant accommodation to consumer goods – is helping Dubai position itself as a key player in the rapidly expanding global halal travel industry.

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 View | 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-...

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...