Frequently Asked Questions
Where can individual and corporate clients buy a copy of The Report? Can chapters of The Report be purchased individually?
is available for sale on our website in either digital or print format. Individual chapters are also available to read online or download as a PDF. The Report’s
retail price is £175 per copy. All premium content, including The Report series covering more than 30 markets, can be read online with the purchase of a digital licence. Please contact us for a quote for a multi-user or corporate licence.
Why does OBG focus on smaller emerging markets?
OBG believes that in the next 10-20 years the best investment returns will be found in emerging markets. Our focus is on non-BRIC countries because there tends to be less information available on the opportunities and risks in these high-growth markets. OBG is working to provide a more nuanced perspective on how countries differ from one other within individual regions.
The markets we cover are what we call the “yellow slice” of the global economic pie, growing faster than any other major group of countries. These markets are:
- Stable, expanding economies;
- Open to free trade; and
- Of great interest to investors.
Who can benefit from OBG’s research?
It is not only the business community that can benefit from OBG’s analysis – our research has also been used by:
- Bankers, financiers & hedge fund managers
- Journalists & communications professionals
- Consultants & advisers
- Academics & students
- Policy research organisations
What other platforms feature OBG’s research content?
Users of multiple platforms have access to OBG’s full range of research on emerging economies. These include:
- Refinitiv Eikon
- Bloomberg Professional Services
- Bloomberg Terminal
- S&P Global Market Intelligence
When was OBG founded, and what was its mission? How has it evolved in the years since?
OBG was founded in 1994 by two Oxford University graduates on the premise that quality, comprehensive investment information on many countries was often hard to find. This is the publishing gap that OBG has sought to fill by putting teams of experienced researchers on the ground in these countries. The extensive gathering of first-hand information gave rise to our motto, “We have more than 1000 sources: you only need one.”
Today, OBG has evolved into a multi-faceted research, consultancy and advisory firm with a wide variety of products, including its traditional The Report
series; more focused ESG and economic recovery reports; and thought leadership services.
How do your services help foreign investors and international businesses?
series provides a macroeconomic overview and country context, including a social and political breakdown. It also offers a sector-by-sector overview, with new developments and investment opportunities analysed in detail. These topics include banking, capital markets, energy, transport and utilities, among others. In addition, leading local legal and accounting firms lay out the regulatory framework for their respective fields. The Report
helps to alert readers to new investment and business opportunities across the economy.
OBG offers a series of more focused reports on topics such as ESG, post-pandemic economic recovery, the digital transition and future readiness. OBG also undertakes advisory projects for private companies and governmental organisations, ranging from competitor and demand analysis, to market entry and comparison.
How do you ensure the accuracy of your research?
At a time when many news organisations are closing field offices and increasingly relying on internet research, OBG is committed to getting first-hand information from sources in each country. OBG puts experienced teams of researchers on the ground to gather as much statistical information as possible, and conduct interviews and discussions with leading experts. This gives the company a unique edge in terms of accuracy and coverage. A further review process, which sees every article sent to representatives of both the public and private sector, ensures that the facts and figures published in The Report
are thoroughly vetted.
Read our reports. The world is changing, and our services highlight places where it is changing rather quickly. Economic power is shifting to the global South and East. We encourage readers to reflect on how they can benefit from these changes.
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