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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 | New regulations and ICT solutions to spur e-business in Papua New Guinea

27 Mar 2017
PNG E-commerce
Paperless transactions are gaining ground in Papua New Guinea thanks to the promise of new central bank regulations and the arrival of a satellite internet services provider.

Economic Update | L’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire, élément crucial des perspectives agricoles du Maroc

23 Mar 2017
Morocco Agriculture
Le Maroc s’attèle actuellement au développement d’une agriculture durable, procédant pour cela à des investissements dans l’irrigation et à une diversification de ses cultures de base, suite à des...

Economic Update | La Côte d’Ivoire poursuit sa réforme de l’éducation

22 Mar 2017
Côte d’Ivoire education
Le gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire cherche à améliorer les perspectives d’emploi des jeunes grâce à de nouveaux programmes de formation professionnelle, d’insertion par les stages et de...

Economic Update | Busy supply pipeline breeds competition and innovation among Qatar’s malls

22 Mar 2017
Qatar Retail
An abundance of new supply is set to transform Qatar’s thriving retail landscape, with sustained levels of consumer confidence and high occupancy rates driving optimism among brick-and-mortar...

Economic Update | Modernisation fuels new lending in Myanmar’s banking sector

20 Mar 2017
Myanmar Banking
Foreign banks may be granted greater access to Myanmar’s domestic financial market as a way of servicing local demand for trade financing.

Economic Update | Health coverage improves as Vietnam experiences demographic changes

20 Mar 2017
Vietnam Medical
Vietnam is working to expand health insurance coverage and improve health care delivery, with demand expected to increase as the country’s elderly population grows.