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Global Emerging Market Research Highlights

The Report: Kuwait 2024

Kuwait, with one of the region’s most dynamic political systems and the world’s six-largest crude oil reserves, has seen significant GDP growth in recent years. As part of its efforts to diversify away from a reliance on...

Investing in airport infrastructure and boosting passenger capacity in Saudi Arabia

Mohannad Basodan, CEO, NCP; and Salman Badr, Executive Vice President for Infrastructure Advisory, NCP

In this Global Platform video, Oxford Business Group speaks with Mohannad Basodan, CEO, National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP); and Salman Badr, Executive Vice President for Infrastructure Advisory...

Report: Shaping sustainable and inclusive resource development in Ghana's mining sector

This report analyses the environmental, social and governance (ESG) dynamics shaping Ghana’s mining sector. Large-scale mining has been adopting stricter environmental regulations to address widespread...

Sharjah’s path to a sustainable future through sector diversification and green investment

Oxford Business Group will soon be launching The Report: Sharjah 2023. The report explores the emirate’s economic diversification initiatives, as well as efforts to attract investment, and advance environmental...

Latest Special Reports

Focus Report

Focus Report: How Special Economic Zones are shaping Africa's industrial landscape

As Africa embraces the transformative power of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Special Economic Zones (SEZs) emerge as pivotal catalysts for regional economic growth...

Focus Report

Driving Saudi Arabia's economic transformation: Unleashing growth and innovation across strategic sectors

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 blueprint for socio-economic transformation is capturing international attention. Beyond high-profile projects and events, strategic cohesion and societal support are...

Focus Report

Unlocking opportunities: How higher education drives socio-economic development in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Vision 2030 and the evolution of education in Saudi Arabia are key drivers of the country’s socio-economic transformation. With a focus on national development goals, Saudi Arabia is committed...

ESG Intelligence Report

Report: Social and governance considerations in the automotive industry

The rise of connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicle megatrends in the automotive industry are bringing social and governance considerations to the fore of ESG strategic thinking...

ESG Intelligence Report

Report: How can West and Central Africa use ESG to boost value-added activities in special economic zones?

Several West and Central African countries have incorporated the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their respective economic growth strategies, driven by a desire from both public and private...

Focus Report

Focus Report: How are Libya's free zones incorporating ESG norms into their business practices?

Given the supply chain disruptions since the Covid-19 pandemic, investment in ports and free zones has become more crucial to the global economy and the resilience of trade...

Focus Report

Focus Report: Trade and investment opportunities in Oman's special economic and free trade zones

Recent disruptions to global supply chains and recognition from policymakers about the urgent need to diversify the economy are combining to stimulate industrial development in Oman...

ESG Intelligence Report

ESG in Indonesia: Access to Finance

Indonesia continues to leverage sustainable finance, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as investor priorities shift towards ESG metrics. The country’s inaugural G20 Presidency in...

Focus Report: How Special Economic Zones are shaping Africa's industrial landscape
Driving Saudi Arabia's economic transformation: Unleashing growth and innovation across strategic sectors
Unlocking opportunities: How higher education drives socio-economic development in Saudi Arabia
Report: Social and governance considerations in the automotive industry
Report: How can West and Central Africa use ESG to boost value-added activities in special economic zones?
Focus Report: How are Libya's free zones incorporating ESG norms into their business practices?
Focus Report: Trade and investment opportunities in Oman's special economic and free trade zones
ESG in Indonesia: Access to Finance
 

Bahrain, a centre for sustainable finance and innovation in the GCC

Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Al Helaissi, Group CEO and Member of the Board, Gulf International Bank (GIB)

In this Global Platform video, Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Al Helaissi, Group CEO and Member of the Board, Gulf International Bank (GIB), talks about Bahrain's banking sector, a significant contributor to...

Report: How can Kuwait’s upstream oil sector reach net zero?

Despite predictions of declining hydrocarbon consumption, significant demand remains due to economic transformations and disruptive events like the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Key Interviews & Sectoral Videos

OBG Talks

Is the Gulf ready for electric and autonomous vehicles?

As the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) work towards economic diversification objectives and net-zero goals, opportunities are opening up for automotive manufacturers to roll out innovations...

Growth Perspectives Video

Kuwait's banks target sustainable growth

In this Growth Perspectives video, OBG shows how Kuwaiti banks are embracing environmental, social and governance principles to contribute to the sustainable growth of the banking sector...

Global Platform

Increasing the accessibility of trading in Kuwait and the GCC

In this Global Platform video, Talal Al Ajmi, CEO and Founder, VI Markets, talks about increasing the accessibility of trading.

Global Platform

How free zones are fostering education, sustainability and prosperity in Africa

ARISE was founded in 2010 with a focus on addressing three critical issues: unemployment, income inequality and environmental sustainability. The company aims to empower individuals through...

Growth Perspectives Video

Boosting investment in Kuwait’s capital markets

In this Growth Perspectives video, OBG shows how Boursa Kuwait has introduced reforms and launched new investment tools to support the development of the capital markets. The surge in market...

Global Platform

Libya’s economic transition

In this Global Platform video, Hussein Mohamed Altaher Issa, CEO, Aletah Group, talks about Libya's economic transformation and the emerging opportunities in the country. Previously reliant on oil...

Global Platform

How Saudi Arabia is working to be a global logistics and transport centre

In this Global Platform video, Farooq Shaikh, CEO, LogiPoint, identifies the key characteristics that make Saudi Arabia a competitive location for logistics and transport activities in the wake of the Covid-19...

Global Platform

How the energy sector can capitalise on renewables in support of Oman Vision 2040

In this Global Platform video, the OQ Leadership Team discuss Oman’s net-zero goals and outline the country’s potential to boost power generation from renewable resources, including wind...

Growth Perspectives Video

The Misurata Free Zone facilitates Libya’s economic expansion

This Growth & Recovery Outlook video highlights Libya’s Misurata Free Zone (MFZ), which is at the heart of the country’s economic expansion. Not only does the free zone connect Libya to landlocked...

Is the Gulf ready for electric and autonomous vehicles?
Kuwait's banks target sustainable growth
Increasing the accessibility of trading in Kuwait and the GCC
How free zones are fostering education, sustainability and prosperity in Africa
Boosting investment in Kuwait’s capital markets
Libya’s economic transition
How Saudi Arabia is working to be a global logistics and transport centre
How the energy sector can capitalise on renewables in support of Oman Vision 2040
The Misurata Free Zone facilitates Libya’s economic expansion
 

Driving ESG in Ghana’s mining industry

Edward Koranteng, CEO, Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF)

In this Global Platform video, Oxford Business Group speaks with Edward Koranteng, CEO, Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF), on Ghana’s mining industry. While Ghana is Africa’s largest gold producer...

Focus Report: Exploring the role of women and youth in Africa's agriculture sector

The last few years have seen marked developments in the dynamic landscape of African agriculture. The continent’s cultivated land has expanded significantly since 2020, contributing to 52%...

Report Highlights

Market Profile Video

Abu Dhabi’s economy thrives, fuelled by global partnerships and market innovation

Oxford Business Group has launched The Report: Abu Dhabi 2023. The report delves into the emirate’s commitment to economic diversification through the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030...

Market Profile Video

Improving the resilience of Africa’s agriculture sector

Despite being home to 60% of the world’s arable land, Africa has yet to unlock its full agricultural potential. The 2023 edition of the “Agriculture in Africa Focus Report”, produced in partnership with OCP Group...

Market Profile Video

Highlights from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2023

Ongoing giga-projects such as NEOM and The Red Sea Project are supporting Saudi Arabia's twin goals of attracting investment and stimulating economic diversification. A rise in non-oil exports...

Market Profile Video

Highlights from The Report: Bahrain 2023

Fiscal sustainability measures are bearing fruit, with the kingdom posting its largest current account surplus in decades in 2022, at 15.4% of GDP, resulting from a 52% increase in government revenue.

Market Profile Video

How ESG is creating opportunities across African economies

This video explores how environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are creating new opportunities for sustainable development across...

Market Profile Video

Djibouti’s expansion plans aim to establish the country as a centre for transport and trade

Situated on the Gulf of Aden on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti sits at the crossroads of one of the world’s busiest trade routes linking Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. To take full advantage of this...

Market Profile Video

Nigeria harnesses the services sector for economic diversification and infrastructure development

Oxford Business Group has launched The Report: Nigeria 2023, its 10th edition of the annual business intelligence report. The report focuses on the role of Nigeria's services sector in driving non-oil growth...

Abu Dhabi’s economy thrives, fuelled by global partnerships and market innovation
Improving the resilience of Africa’s agriculture sector
Highlights from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2023
Highlights from The Report: Bahrain 2023
How ESG is creating opportunities across African economies
Djibouti’s expansion plans aim to establish the country as a centre for transport and trade
Nigeria harnesses the services sector for economic diversification and infrastructure development
 

Peru emerges as a strategic gateway for investment

In this Growth Perspectives video, OBG details how Peru has become an important investment gateway. Due to its favourable business environment and strategic location along South America’s Pacific...

Industry in Africa

Economic Research Highlights

Business intelligence and insights on trends, developments, and opportunities in Africa's industry sector

CEO Surveys

CEO Survey Analysis

Global CEO Survey: What is on the horizon for emerging markets?

While the recovery period following the Covid-19 pandemic saw the unlocking of major capital in emerging markets, inflationary pressures, fluctuating commodity prices and geopolitical concerns have...

CEO Survey Analysis

ESG CEO Survey: Is the board room getting greener?

Across government departments, corporate board rooms and management meetings, the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is at the forefront...

CEO Survey Analysis

Next steps: Where do Egyptian business leaders see things heading in 2021?

A relevant market straddling both Africa and the Middle East, Egypt's dynamic and varied economy as well as its large and fast growing population have made the country a key investment centre across...

CEO Survey Analysis

Crisis management: How are CEOs in the Gulf responding to the pandemic?

The Covid-19 pandemic that spread quickly around the world after emerging in the city of Wuhan in December 2019 has been hard for many and extremely tragic for some.

Global CEO Survey: What is on the horizon for emerging markets?
ESG CEO Survey: Is the board room getting greener?
Next steps: Where do Egyptian business leaders see things heading in 2021?
Crisis management: How are CEOs in the Gulf responding to the pandemic?
 

Inside Look: Financial Services in Kuwait

Kuwait’s banks are among the largest and most robust in the region. Asset growth has defined the sector’s trajectory in recent times, as Kuwaiti banks continued to recover from the disruptions of the...

The Report: Abu Dhabi 2023

Abu Dhabi is at the forefront of the MENA region’s economic expansion, posting a 9.3% growth rate in 2022. The emirate’s long-term development roadmap, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030...

Latest Economic News & Views

Economic View

Kwabena Asante-Poku, Coverage Director, Ghana - British International Investment (BII)

On increasing finance for SMEs, women-led businesses and infrastructure development in Africa


Economic View

Eman Mojali, CEO, Bahrain National Insurance

On building a regulatory framework and consumer awareness to support growth


Economic View

Michael Michael, CEO, Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) and Qatar Business Events Corporation

On catering to local and global audiences with new technologies and safety measures


Economic View

Jack Uppal, President and Managing Director – Africa and Middle East, General Motors (GM)

On learning from supply chain challenges and the development of other segments


Economic View

Julian Opuni, Managing Director, Fidelity Bank Ghana

On the country’s commitment to inclusive finance


Economic View

David Grover, Group CEO, ROSHN

On the trends shaping the Kingdom’s real estate market


Economic News

Capacity expansion supports Djibouti’s efforts to realise its green power potential

Efforts in Djibouti to increase energy capacity and accelerate the shift from hydrocarbons to renewables moved forwards in September 2023 with the inauguration of the Ghoubet wind farm.


Economic View

Wajdy Al Ghabban, CEO, Catrion

On developments in Saudi Arabia’s catering industry


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