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Report | The Report: Abu Dhabi 2015

Hydrocarbons revenues still form the bulk of Abu Dhabi’s GDP and while falling prices are a concern, the emirate has been moving steadily towards its economic diversification targets in line with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The past 10 years has seen the non-oil sector expand strongly on the back of business-friendly government policies, as a result of which non-oil sector growth now outpaces that of the oil sector.

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Economic update | Myanmar airport expansion plans take off

30 Mar 2015

Growing international traffic is driving a rapid expansion of Myanmar’s major airport network as it works to keep up with overseas arrivals. 

Economic update | MVNOs signal change for Saudi telecoms

30 Mar 2015

The launch of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the Saudi telecoms market looks set to expand product and pricing options for customers, and boost handset sales, as new operators look to carve out niche segments in the increasingly competitive mobile sector. 

Economic update | High hopes for South Africa’s low-cost carriers

30 Mar 2015

The arrival of a new budget airline in South Africa promises cheaper domestic fares for travellers, though the increased competition may put pressure on the low-cost carrier (LCC) segment given weak consumer spending. 

Economic update | Thailand gears up to go digital

30 Mar 2015

As the government sharpens it focus on ICT, a digital drive is taking shape in Thailand, underpinned by plans that include incentives for investors and improved communications infrastructure.

Economic update | Le Gabon se montre optimiste sur sa croissance malgré les déboires pétroliers

27 Mar 2015

Si les prix bas du pétrole ont un effet tangible sur l’économie gabonaise, le gouvernement s’attend tout de même à ce que le pays enregistre cette année une solide croissance du PIB grâce aux efforts continus de diversification des activités économiques.

Economic update | Mongolia seeks to bridge power deficit

27 Mar 2015

Despite abundant energy resources, Mongolia is struggling to meet its growing demand for electricity, increasingly relying on imports until long-term projects to develop new generation capacity are completed.