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Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group

Contributor since: 23 May 2016

Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Every business intelligence article and report is based on in-country research by experienced analysts. 

Latest articles from Oxford Business Group

  • Kuwait To Focus On Downstream To Boost Economy

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 8,901 times

    Kuwait’s latest budget will focus capital expenditure on downstream oil and gas activities during FY 2017/18 in a bid to create jobs, offset falling crude…

  • UAE Starts Execution Of $163 Billion Energy Transformation Program

    Published 04 February 2017 | viewed 11,653 times

    In early January Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, unveiled the UAE Energy Plan…

  • Electric Car Sales Set To Explode In Dubai

    Published 02 January 2017 | viewed 12,453 times

    Sales of greener vehicles in Dubai look set to rise in the coming years as the government steps up its bid to reduce the emirate’s…

  • Kenya To Make Electricity Available For 100 Percent Of Its Population

    Published 02 January 2017 | viewed 6,027 times

    A national drive to provide 100 percent of Kenya’s population with electricity by 2020 and reduce load losses is gaining momentum, steered by a multi-billion-dollar…

  • Morocco Banks On Renewables, Sets Ambitious Targets

    Published 01 January 2017 | viewed 9,686 times

    Reforming the segment The energy efficiency goals laid out in Morocco’s National Energy Strategy of 2008 aim to boost the share of renewable electricity generation…

  • Bahrain’s Masterplan To Become A Global Gas Hub

    Published 02 November 2016 | viewed 15,482 times

    Central to Bahrain’s plans of both becoming a gas hub and meeting rising domestic energy demand is the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and…

  • Geothermal Energy At The Center Of Djibouti’s Renewable Transformation

    Published 22 October 2016 | viewed 36,813 times

    Authorities in Djibouti are working to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix, with a particular focus on harnessing the country’s plentiful geothermal…

  • The Rebirth Of Egypt’s Oil And Gas Sector

    Published 09 October 2016 | viewed 23,180 times

    Even amid a backdrop of low global commodity prices, new oil and gas discoveries are continuing to drive investment in Egypt’s hydrocarbons sector. In late August, Shell…

  • Gabon Aims To Boost Production After Joining OPEC

    Published 01 October 2016 | viewed 11,697 times

    At the beginning of July Gabon joined the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after an absence of more than two decades. Gabonese authorities are…

  • Kuwaitis Disgruntled By Slashed Fuel Subsidies

    Published 25 September 2016 | viewed 9,608 times

    The government’s recent decision to make cuts to Kuwait’s petrol subsidy system is expected to boost state coffers amid low global oil prices, despite some…

  • Djibouti Bets Big On Chinese Energy Demand

    Published 17 September 2016 | viewed 15,140 times

    Construction work is set to begin on a $4 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline project, underscoring Djibouti’s efforts to strengthen its status as an…

  • Oil Majors Are Eyeing Up Mexico’s Next Oil Auction

    Published 03 September 2016 | viewed 11,190 times

    Amid growing interest from international oil companies, Mexico is launching the second round of auctions for offshore oil blocks early next year. The auctions are…

  • Amid Drastic Reforms, Abu Dhabi Maintains 3.5M Bpd Target

    Published 02 August 2016 | viewed 7,820 times

    Major reforms are under way at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), as the state-owned oil firm moves to strengthen performance and profitability and…

  • Jordan Investing Heavily In Renewables

    Published 25 June 2016 | viewed 13,880 times

    The expansion of Jordan’s renewable energy segment has seen a marked acceleration in recent years, with nearly 1000 MW of solar and wind projects currently…

  • South Africa Revs Up Its Renewables Program

    Published 04 June 2016 | viewed 6,926 times

    Already the continent’s largest producer of renewable energy, South Africa is moving to further reduce its reliance on hydrocarbons by expanding private sector investments in…

  • Despite Oil Price Uncertainty Kuwait Spends Big On Infrastructure

    Published 28 May 2016 | viewed 8,922 times

    The Kuwaiti government remains committed to rolling out its plan despite uncertainty over global oil prices. A host of public construction contracts have been awarded…

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