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: April 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The EIA once again capitulated on the myth that rig counts don't matter and the productivity of wells would largely offset, leaving the industry on a continuous path to higher output.
Posted: April 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The latest World Bank Economic Monitor for the Middle East and North Africa expects GDP regional growth to remain flat at 3.1% to 3.3% for the rest of 2015 and for 2016.
Posted: April 18, 2015
UAE. "Women's Careers in the GCC - The CEO Agenda" is culmination of in-depth survey of over 600 businesswomen across the GCC Region; Research makes five key recommendations to boost the number of women in the workplace.
Posted: April 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Brent crude oil prices fell on Friday, ending a run of rallies earlier in the week, after OPEC said that its output surged in March, adding to a global glut.
Posted: April 17, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Fund managers believe tens of billions of dollars will eventually enter the country as a result; Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's biggest stock market and one of its most diverse.
Posted: April 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Up 800,000 b/d from February to highest level since November 2012; Saudi Arabia boosted production by 280,000 b/d to 10 million b/d.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. The UAE is a typical example of how the growth of talents and skills is key to improving competitiveness; Algeria, Libya and Yemen rank in the bottom quartile globally, while most of the GCC countries rank among the top quartile globally.
Posted: April 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The current balancing act in the Middle East represents a fundamental rebalancing of American strategy. It is still clumsy and poorly thought out, but it is happening. And for the rest of the world, the idea that the Americans are coming will become more and more rare.
Posted: April 14, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia has gone through a decade of momentous change, with the Kingdom's entry into the WTO in 2005 helping to kick-start a period of rapid economic growth.
Posted: April 14, 2015
UAE. GCC projects market will continue to grow in 2015 despite lower oil prices ; Value of contracts placed in the region will rise to US$172 billion in 2015.
Posted: April 14, 2015
UAE. Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached US$182.0 million in Q1 2015; Equity and equity-related issuance totalled US$2.5 billion; Debt issuance reached US$6.5 billion during the same period.
Posted: April 13, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Telecom Company (STC) ranks once again as one of the 500 most valuable brands in the world according to the Global 500 2015 report by Brand Finance, the leading independent brand valuation consultancy.
Posted: April 13, 2015
UAE. The significant premium growth in the global takaful sector is expected to continue and reach US$20 billion by 2017, with the majority of that increase originating from Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
Posted: April 13, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia registers the highest long term growth in employment among all other GCC countries, according to data compiled by Monster Employment Index KSA.
Posted: April 11, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. With the huge reduction in its revenues and growing discomfort among its members such as Venezuela, Libya and Nigeria over its current production levels, is OPEC really getting weaker?

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 19, 2015
UAE. Deloitte experts consider that residential transactions have slowed to a more sustainable level; Leveling off in capital growth, in certain areas; This new characteristic suggests a market that is in fact maturing and arguably strengthening.
date:Posted: April 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The EIA once again capitulated on the myth that rig counts don't matter and the productivity of wells would largely offset, leaving the industry on a continuous path to higher output.
date:Posted: April 19, 2015
QATAR. The first Renminbi Clearance Centre (RCC) in the MENA region, to be located in Doha; The RCC will allow for claims denominated in RMB to be settled in Doha and exchanged for other currencies, including the Qatari Riyal (QAR).
UAE. Deloitte experts consider that residential transactions have slowed to a more sustainable level; Leveling off in capital growth, in certain areas; This new characteristic suggests a market that is in fact maturing and arguably strengthening.
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