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 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?
Posted: April 10, 2015
JORDAN. According to data compiled by webteb.com, the intake of calories throughout the region has steadily risen in recent years, boosted by increased sugar, milk, and meat consumption.
Posted: April 10, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Move further underscores the company's commitment to this evolving technology that is pushing the industry to rapidly develop new materials and processes.
Posted: April 10, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Appointment in response to increasing demand for forensic services in Saudi Arabia and the region.
Posted: April 9, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Kudu is one of Saudi Arabia's favourite Quick Service Restaurant brands; The regional QSR sector is primed for further growth on attractive demographics, rising incomes.
Posted: April 8, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. The kingdom, which led OPEC in refusing to cut output, produced 10.3 million barrels a day last month and will keep pumping for now at around 10 million, oil minister Ali al-Naimi said at a conference in Riyadh.
Posted: April 7, 2015
UAE. Forbes Middle East reveals top 100 richest Arabs on earth; 49 Arab billionaires, sharing total wealth of $155.1 bn; Top 100 hail from 12 Arab countries with Saudi Arabia in the lead.
Posted: April 7, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Russian plan all along was not to help Iran get the bomb, but to use its leverage with a thorny player in the Middle East to get the United States into a negotiation on issues vital to Russia's national security interests.
Posted: April 6, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Saudi Arabia raised prices for crude sales to Asia for a second month, signaling better demand in the region; Brent crude for May delivery touched a high of US$56.19 a barrel.
Posted: April 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The tentative agreement clears the way for negotiations on a settlement aimed at allaying Western fears that Iran was seeking to build an atomic bomb and in return lift economic sanctions.
Posted: April 1, 2015
UAE. Shayne Nelson, Group CEO of EmiratesNBD, earned the top spot among all the listed companies studied during the ranking process; Six CEOs from the UAE among Top 10; Saudi Arabia, with 36 cEOs, walks away with the most number of trophies.
Posted: April 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "We think that sukuk issuers will likely list more of their sukuk on exchanges and that some regulators will start to accept sukuk as collateral for liquidity provisions."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Less than 0.15% of the dividends of GCC-listed companies and 0.59% of those of the UAE's dividends invested in tech start-ups vs. 5% in the USA; UAE invests 4x more of its public companies' dividends in tech start-ups.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Leading property recruitment specialist releases eighth edition of the "Middle East Rewards and Attitudes Survey"; 55% of respondents anticipating an improvement in economic activity.
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