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Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group

Contributor since: 26 May 2020

Biography

The global economic landscape is changing, and since 1994 OBG has been at the frontier of mapping new waves of emerging economies. OBG now operates in many of the world's fastest growing markets, offering internationally acclaimed intelligence on regions that are shaping the future balance of economic power.

  • Indonesia Rolls Out Augmented Reality Innovation To Combat COVID

    Published 14 October 2020 | viewed 5,889 times

    AR – a technology often closely associated with virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) – integrates digital information into a real-time, physical environment. Unlike…

  • South Asia Is Set To Unleash A Flurry Of IPOs

    Published 07 October 2020 | viewed 4,907 times

    The onset of Covid-19 gave rise to a dramatic, worldwide decline in IPOs, with April and May registering a 48% decrease in volume and a…

  • COVID-19 Is Fueling A Pastic Waste Crisis

    Published 19 September 2020 | viewed 3,868 times

    While lockdowns initiated in response to the pandemic are expected to result in an estimated 5% drop in greenhouse gas emissions this year, according to…

  • How COVID-19 Is Transforming The World's Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Published 12 September 2020 | viewed 9,540 times

    The IMF predicts that the global economy will contract by 4.9% this year, down from growth of 2.9% in 2019, while the World Bank has…

  • Latin American Remittances Defy COVID Predictions

    Published 27 August 2020 | viewed 9,487 times

    In the first six months of the year remittances to Mexico totalled $19.1bn, a year-on-year (y-o-y) increase of 10.4%, according to Banco de México, the…

  • How COVID Is Transforming Public Transportation

    Published 19 August 2020 | viewed 2,911 times

    In April, Mexico City’s metro system – the largest in Latin America – carried the lowest number of passengers since records began in 1983. Elsewhere,…

  • How COVID-19 Could Change Elections Forever

    Published 14 August 2020 | viewed 1,965 times

    According to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an intergovernmental organisation, at least 69 countries and territories had postponed national or subnational elections as a…

  • Emerging Economies Could Get Left Behind In Race For COVID Vaccine

    Published 11 August 2020 | viewed 10,279 times

    With 20m people infected globally and 735,000 virus-related deaths as of August 10, it is becoming increasingly clear that a vaccine is required for societies…

  • COVID Has Sparked A Surge In Cybercrime

    Published 08 August 2020 | viewed 5,389 times

    As lockdowns and curfews were introduced around the world to protect citizens from Covid-19, daily life moved online. In terms of work, many companies utilised…

  • Impact Investing Remains Strong Despite COVID-19 Market Downturn

    Published 15 July 2020 | viewed 4,443 times

    In a sign of the depressed business sentiment that has accompanied the virus-related economic slowdown, UNCTAD, the UN’s trade body, predicted in June that global…

  • Cash In A Post-Pandemic World

    Published 11 June 2020 | viewed 3,918 times

    Concerns over the spread of the virus, along with the implementation of lockdown measures, have resulted in a significant global increase in cashless payments during…

  • COVID-19 Is Fueling A Global Video Game Boom

    Published 09 June 2020 | viewed 1,911 times

    Once geared towards affluent consumers in developed markets, the video games industry has grown rapidly in emerging economies in recent years, thanks to three principal factors: the…

  • Can Domestic Tourism Bolster Emerging Economies?

    Published 26 May 2020 | viewed 2,280 times

    Since the Covid-19 outbreak was first reported in China in December 2019, some 5.58m people have been infected with the virus, leading to 348,000 deaths…