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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 View | Majid Jafar, CEO, Crescent Petroleum

22 Feb 2018
Majid Jafar
What potential is there to diversify the UAE’s energy mix?

Economic Update | Housing incentives spur construction in Trinidad and Tobago

22 Feb 2018
Trinidad and Tobago construction
Trinidad and Tobago has launched two programmes to incentivise new residential housing projects, with the aim of addressing a national housing shortfall and boosting activity in the construction...

Economic Update | Indonesia turns to Latin America to diversify trade portfolio

22 Feb 2018
Indonesia foreign trade
After achieving a foreign trade surplus last year on the back of strong demand for minerals and agricultural products, Indonesia is looking to sustain growth by building ties with new markets, as...

Economic Update | Regulatory reforms set to heighten real estate activity in Myanmar

21 Feb 2018
Myanmar real estate
Hopes are high that a move in recent weeks to clarify regulations governing the sale and development of condominiums in Myanmar will boost demand for real estate in 2018.

Economic Update | Dubai’s retail sector adjusts to rollout of VAT

21 Feb 2018
Dubai retail
Analysts expect consumers in Dubai to take a more cautious approach to spending after the implementation of the new value-added tax (VAT) on January 1.

Economic View | Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, Chairman, CIMB Group

14 Feb 2018
Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak
You stated your view that Brexit proves ASEAN’s gradual integration approach is right. What tangible goals can be achieved in the short run?