Saudi Arabia

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Posted: 03-08-2011
SAUDI ARABIA. CB Richard Ellis released today the latest MarketView for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. OVERVIEWKing Abdullah’s recent pledge to spend 30% of the Kingdom’s annual economic output (approximately US$130 billion) on mass housing, job creation and training, unemployment benefits and a raft of other social and economic measures has been welcomed with great enthusiasm. However, as the supply and demand gap continues to widen in the housing sector, affordability remains the key deterrent for home ownership amongst Saudi nationals. Saudi Arabia has the largest re
Posted: September 12, 2014
KUWAIT. A step towards building a regional and global financial direct investment market; The Saudi bourse is the largest in the region with a market capitalization of about US$550 billion.
Posted: September 12, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The nation is working on new rules aimed at promoting the local currency bond and sukuk market. The rules are expected to allow foreign investors to buy local currency bonds for the first time and could be published early next year.
Posted: September 11, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A senior State Department official said: "We may need enhanced basing and overflights ... there's going to be a meeting soon of defense ministers to work on these details."
Posted: September 11, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The one power that can effectively move against IS in a manner that would appear legitimate to other Muslims is Saudi Arabia; The capture of oil wells in Syria and Iraq has made the group financially self-sufficient. Now it's all or nothing.
Posted: September 11, 2014
UAE. Emirates NBD Wealth Management CIO Review: GCC economic data support equity markets; Interest in the Sukuk market continues; The ECB liquidity boost supports global risk appetite.
Posted: September 11, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Leading Saudi investment and development company makes Cityscape Global debut ahead of US$480 million REIT announcement as it looks to partner up on local and regional real estate portfolio development including substantial land bank opportunities.
Posted: September 10, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. When Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh described IS and al Qaeda as "kharijites", he was casting them as the ultimate heretics of Muslim history.
Posted: September 10, 2014
BAHRAIN. "Bahrain, which is working to find its feet following the global downturn and national tensions, will receive a tremendous boost from improved connectivity with the rest of the GCC."
Posted: September 10, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "We are determined to make this settlement process work, and the formal establishment of the steering committee is a key step in advancing the negotiations with these [financial institutions with claims against the company] institutions."
Posted: September 10, 2014
UAE. The benefits of insurance are much more widely recognized in Malaysia than in the GCC region; Social and religious structures in the GCC countries have inhibited the use of insurance as a risk management tool, meaning that demand is largely driven by compulsory covers.
Posted: September 10, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Solar thought leader Jeremy Leggett to be a keynote speaker at the "Desert Solar in Saudi Arabia" conference 17 & 18 September, Riyadh.
Posted: September 9, 2014
UAE. Takaful industry globally expected to reach US$20 billion by 2017; Saudi Arabia accounts for 77% of GCC takaful contribution and almost half of global takaful contribution.
Posted: September 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The "Jadwa Saudi Equity Fund" uses a multi-strategy approach to achieve long-term capital growth.
Posted: September 9, 2014
EGYPT. US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Arab foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia Wednesday as he bids for a broad coalition against the Islamic State.
Posted: September 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is set to remain the Middle East's largest projects market for the foreseeable future, comfortably ahead of the UAE, the region's second largest market, as the kingdom focuses on job creation and the diversification of its economy.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 14, 2014
UAE. Deloitte survey: "Brand loyalty is becoming more challenging for Middle East hoteliers in this market and meeting the needs of the various travel groupings is becoming vital in winning the loyalty battle."
date:Posted: September 13, 2014
QATAR. It remains to be seen whether the new set of measures will be enough to combat the Eurozone's problems of slow growth, high unemployment and near zero inflation.
date:Posted: September 12, 2014
KUWAIT. A step towards building a regional and global financial direct investment market; The Saudi bourse is the largest in the region with a market capitalization of about US$550 billion.
UAE. Deloitte survey: "Brand loyalty is becoming more challenging for Middle East hoteliers in this market and meeting the needs of the various travel groupings is becoming vital in winning the loyalty battle."
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