• Economy

    OBG provides coverage of the major macro-economic trends within local economies, including GDP growth, government budgeting, public debt, balance of payments, monetary policy and long-term development strategies.
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As the political, economic and migration crisis rolls on in Venezuela, and a significant number of migrants continue to make their way to Trinidad and Tobago, the government and business figures are evaluating their potential impact.

Saudi Arabia has rapidly been increasing its business footprint overseas, last year tripling its foreign direct investment (FDI) outflows.

Dubai is seeking to stimulate growth among the emirate’s start-ups with the release of a white paper outlining solutions to improve access to funding, offer greater support and build investment networks for small businesses.

Businesses and investors in Papua New Guinea are anticipating a change in policy direction, after newly elected Prime Minister James Marape outlined possible long-term reforms to key sectors, among them extractive industries.

It has been two years since three Gulf countries and Egypt placed an economic blockade on Qatar, to which Qatar responded by implementing a series of reforms, seeking out new trade partners and amplifying economic diversification efforts. How effective have these measures proved?

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has sought to stimulate a rebound in the economy by cutting domestic interest rates, following a slowdown linked to the Easter terrorist attacks.