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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 | Key takeaways from Qatar’s first-ever bank merger

31 May 2019
Qatar - Banking
Mirroring a trend seen across the Gulf, two lenders in Qatar announced the country’s first bank merger in a move officials say will support economic growth and the development of the financial and...

Economic Update | Strong retail activity forecast for Kuwait

31 May 2019
Kuwait - Retail
Buoyed by steady economic expansion, Kuwait’s retail sector is expected to see solid growth in the second half of 2019 and beyond, though fluctuating consumer sentiment and policy changes could weigh...

Economic Update | Where is the epicentre of East Africa’s PE and VC activity?

31 May 2019
Kenya - Capital markets
Kenya accounted for the bulk of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) transactions by volume and value in East Africa in the last five years, and improvements to the business environment could...

Economic Update | How the UAE space programme is driving research and international cooperation

30 May 2019
Dubai - space programme
The UAE’s drive to develop its space research capacity will see a Mars probe launch in 2020, with the country also seeking to boost synergies with global academic institutions and space agencies, in...

Economic Update | Why Oman’s capital markets stand to benefit from legislative change

30 May 2019
Oman - Capital Markets
Newly introduced legislation regulating the activities of companies in Oman will increase transparency and oversight, while also serving to encourage more local firms to list on the country’s stock...

Economic Update | Highlights from Bahrain's mixed-use real estate pipeline

29 May 2019
Significant progress has been made on two mixed-use real estate projects being built in Bahrain’s north-east, as the kingdom looks to major developments to help unlock its economic potential.