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    For each market covered, OBG produces regular economic research available on the OBG website, through email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic News and Views are targeted at those looking for regular updates on key sector development.

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Economic Update | Is hydrogen the key to the Gulf’s energy transition?

22 Sep 2021
With hydrocarbons-rich countries in the Gulf increasingly looking to reduce their carbon emissions, some in the region are turning towards multi-coloured hydrogen as a more environmentally...

Economic Update | How the UAE and Saudi Arabia are expanding the representation of women in the workplace

25 Aug 2021
More female employees are joining workplaces and boardrooms in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with gender equality a key target of a regional drive to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

Economic Update | Report: How can Dubai’s economy bounce back from Covid-19?

26 Jul 2021
Dubai’s diversified and digitalised economy was able to absorb the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively well. The emirate enjoys some of the fastest internet speeds and most advanced broadband...

Economic Update | How has the pandemic changed university course offerings in the Gulf?

14 Jul 2021
With the current semester winding up, many higher education institutions in the Gulf are already planning an expanded offering of courses for the next academic year – with a focus on supporting the...

Economic Update | Will the “second wave” of mergers and acquisitions in GCC banking continue to gather pace?

7 Jul 2021
More than a year after the initial onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Gulf banking sector is seeing an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as lenders continue to deal with the...

Economic Update | Report: Will digitalisation in UAE higher education spur longer-term economic growth?

28 Jun 2021
The UAE’s robust current account balance cushioned the economy against the twin global challenges of Covid-19 and the oil price drop in 2020. Lockdowns were implemented to protect public health, and...

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