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 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators; Components for Rabigh 2 IPP to deliver 2,060 MW of generating capacity; Order value approximately US$590 million including service agreement.
Posted: April 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. SABIC remains committed to China and Asia as a partner for sustainable development and inclusive growth; further its investment in this region.
Posted: April 9, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. But despite an expected drop in their current account surpluses, most Gulf Cooperation Council economies continue to have "substantial buffers" to cope with short-lived price shocks, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook
Posted: April 9, 2014
UAE. Leapfrogging the traditional expansion models, airports in emerging markets are setting a benchmark in the world for airport infrastructure by offering a complete package.
Posted: April 8, 2014
UAE. A recent study by The Boston Consulting Group shows that Middle East banking revenues increased by 10.7% in 2013, whilst profits were up by 10.3%; At an aggregate level, provisions for bad loans grew slightly again, by 2.5%.
Posted: April 2, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. It is no longer the higher cost of risk but the prospect of further compression in net interest margins--as rising rates loom in the U.S.--that's pushing banks to squeeze higher profits from their balance sheet.
Posted: April 2, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Publishing and consultancy firm signs Memorandum of Understanding with Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia for its forthcoming report.
Posted: March 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL.The Gulf States' rising trade and investment links with emerging Asian markets increase their economic dependence on global growth and exposure to foreign shocks, say Standard & Poor's economists in a report published today.
Posted: March 31, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The event, designed for CEOs, CFOs, bankers, financial intermediaries and institutional investors, takes place in Riyadh on 1 April, 2014.
Posted: March 31, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Arabian company, with interests ranging from construction to finance, will "outline proposals aimed at achieving a comprehensive settlement" with more than 70 creditors at a May 7 meeting in Dubai.
Posted: March 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Friday's two-hour exchange at King Abdullah's desert camp did not yield a shared statement or any evidence of policy changes, leading some Saudis to question whether differences over Syria's war or Iran's nuclear programme were closer to being resolved.
Posted: March 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. During a meeting at the king's desert compound Obama and Abdullah discussed steps to help opponents of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad while isolating extremists.
Posted: March 28, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia has strong reservations about attempts by Washington and other major powers to negotiate a deal with Iran, and disappointment over Obama's 11th-hour decision last year not to take military action against the Syrian regime.
Posted: March 26, 2014
KUWAIT. "We call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Geneva I communique," calling for a peaceful transition of power.
Posted: March 25, 2014
UAE. Deal makes the Saudi-based company the largest player in the GCC market for mechanical assets rental and leasing.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. Apartments sector witnessed increase of 29% whilst villa rentals have grown by 15% year on year; Over the next four years roughly 65,000 new residential units penned for completion.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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