Oxford Business Group Economic Updates


Oct 10 2014

Signs of life in Turkish construction sector
In Turkish Improved political stability helped lift August property sales in Turkey, while the government is looking to infrastructure investments to stave off a downturn in the overheated construction sector. A glut of empty residential properties and high interest rates had curbed growt...

Oct 10 2014

Funding boost for Oman’s construction sector
A multibillion-dollar cash injection from the state is supporting new growth across Oman’s construction sector, amid efforts to encourage the industry to source labour, services and supplies locally to broaden the contribution to its economy. Summary:  ...

Oct 09 2014

De nouveaux jalons pour les exportations ivoiriennes
In English Le gouvernement ivoirien a mis sur pied un conseil des exportations chargé de mettre en œuvre une stratégie de diversification de l’économie et de fournir une feuille de route qui permettra à la Côte d’Ivoire, premier exportateur de cacao au monde, de ne plus dépendre uniquemen...

Oct 08 2014

Vers une hausse de la production de phosphates au Maroc
In English Summary:  Si les exportations marocaines de phosphates – secteur clé de l’économie du royaume- n’ont pas été épargnées par la baisse des prix des matières premières, une croissance générale est attendue pour les années à venir, la...

Oct 08 2014

The Philippines challenges India's call centre dominance
Employment in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines hit an all-time high in August, following a decade of phenomenal growth that has seen revenues and employment expand ten-fold since 2004. Summary:  Employment in the b...

Oct 02 2014

Indicios de recuperación en el sector minorista de Colombia
In English Después de un decepcionante nivel de crecimiento en 2013, el sector minorista de Colombia se ha recuperado con un mayor número de ventas en los siete primeros meses del año, reflejando un aumento de la confianza de los consumidores. Summary:  ...

Oct 01 2014

Papua New Guinea to tighten net on illegal fishing
Efforts are being stepped up to ensure the sustainability of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) fisheries industry as illegal fishing threatens its long-term future. At the same time, the country is seeking to raise quality control to encourage more investment in onshore processing. Summary:  ...

Sep 30 2014

De nouvelles usines viennent renforcer l’industrie à valeur ajoutée au Gabon
In English Le plus grand producteur de manganèse du Gabon, la Compagnie Minière de l’Ogooué (Comilog) a inauguré en août la toute première usine de transformation du minerai du Gabon, ce qui constitue une avancée importante pour la politique économique du pays, qui vise à faire du Gabon n...

Sep 30 2014

Turnaround for Thai economy
Buoyed by a rise in consumer spending, Thailand narrowly avoided a technical recession thanks to a surprise upswing in the second quarter. The new government is hoping this shift, combined with its own plans to increase public spending across key sectors, will help entice investors. Summa...

Sep 29 2014

Positive outlook for Malaysian construction
High levels of state and private sector investment will drive double-digit growth in Malaysia’s construction industry this year with momentum likely to be maintained into 2015 as more infrastructure projects roll off the drawing board. Summary:  Hi...