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: December 18, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf announced that the government plans to fund "massive" development projects next year, focusing on health care, education, social services and security.
Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. The DFM General Index increased 13%; Abu Dhabi's ADX General Index jumped 6.7%, the most since December 2009; Saudi Arabia's TASI surged 8.6%.
Posted: December 18, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "Modern Developments in Libraries, Aspirations and Leading Experience" is the first Conference of its kind to be held in Saudi Arabia, helping to meet demand from the country's educational institutions for world-class innovations in the library sector.
Posted: December 17, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. In general, the lack of certainty regarding damages means the litigation risk is significantly higher in Saudi Arabia compared with other jurisdictions. In comparison, however, the level of damages awards remains much lower.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. 49% believe women and men are treated equally in the workplace, according to "Status of Working Women in the Middle East" survey by Bayt.com and YouGov.
Posted: December 15, 2014
UAE. Juniper Networks' Global Bandwidth Index reveals differences in consumer mobile Internet usage patterns; In the Middle East education is a prime example of how communities are benefiting from the power of connectivity.
Posted: December 11, 2014
UAE. Dubai stocks dropped the most since October 2008 and equity markets across the oil-producing Gulf Cooperation Council tumbled after OPEC reduced its estimate for crude demand in 2015.
Posted: December 10, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Shell, together with the British Council and The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce today hosted the 2014 Intilaaqah Graduation Ceremony for Entrepreneurs.
Posted: December 9, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The decision not to cut production led many observers to conclude that OPEC has largely lost the ability to upwardly influence prices. But this determination ignores the wider geopolitical considerations that may be convincing Saudi Arabia to be perfectly content, for now, with lower prices.
Posted: December 8, 2014
UAE. Opportunities in Saudi Arabia starting to align with improving sentiment around ease of doing business; Increasing confidence in the Omani market; Transport remains strongest sector for construction opportunities.
Posted: December 8, 2014
UAE. Mars GCC invests US$60 million to further expand Jebel Ali Free Zone factory with new SNICKERS line and US$80 million in new manufacturing facility in King Abdullah City, KSA.
Posted: December 6, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The ratings agency affirmed the strong "AA-/A-1+" credit ratings for Riyadh over the "strong external and fiscal positions" it has built up in the past decade when oil prices were too high.
Posted: December 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. State-run Saudi Arabian Oil Co. extended its discount for Arab Light sales to Asia next month to US$2 a barrel below a regional benchmark. That's the lowest in at least 14 years.
Posted: December 5, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Research on the business and investment landscape in Saudi Arabia features over 250 interviews with major policy makers and business leaders as well as in-depth analysis on the majors sectors of the economy.
Posted: December 5, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The new OCS Arabia venture will be headquartered in the King Abdullah Economic City, the new port facility and development zone in Saudi Arabia.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Looking at the long term charts, we find trend line support from lows back in December 1998 and this currently gives WTI crude oil a target of US$4/b and Brent a target of US$52.40/b.
date:Posted: December 19, 2014
UAE. As a gateway of opportunity for Asia, Dubai has a key role in driving growth momentum; Between 2010 and 2013, GCC-China trade grew faster than with any other significant trade partner.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A new analysis presents the key trends that will transform the global market over the next decade and beyond.
UAE. Colliers International Dubai House Price Index, compiled using actual mortgage transaction data from a consortium of financial institutions, registers no change over Q3 2014, for the first time since Q2 2012.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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