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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 commercial court eyes expansion

25 Apr 2017
Dubai Legal
Growing recognition among locally based and overseas companies seeking dispute resolution has seen the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts strengthen its position as one of the world’s...

Economic Update | Moves to bolster fintech activity under way in Dubai

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

Economic Update | Dubai’s retail space expands as growth cools

26 Feb 2017
Dubai Retail
Last year saw Dubai’s retail space grow by 26,000 sq metres, though revenues could remain muted this year as slower economic growth and a stronger US dollar impact trading.  

Economic Update | Dubai Year in Review 2016

24 Jan 2017
Dubai Economy
While low oil prices weighed heavily on many of Dubai’s trading partners and neighbours, the emirate delivered a strong economic performance in 2016, buoyed by growth in key non-hydrocarbons segments...

Economic Update | Dubai authorities lead from the front in eco drive

30 Dec 2016
Dubai industry
Sales of greener vehicles in Dubai look set to rise in the coming years as the government steps up its bid to reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint.

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.