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: January 26, 2016
UAE. Titled Stand Out Content, this year's edition of the annual event will analyse the vital elements that make up effective and entertaining content.
Posted: January 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. This process will have a dramatic, but, as yet, undetermined impact on the already fractured Middle East and on the increasingly connected global economy.
Posted: January 26, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Firm is the largest, most experienced financial communications firm across MEA with 60 specialist financial communications and investor relations advisors operating from 15 locations.
Posted: January 26, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Event comes at a crucial juncture for Saudi Arabia, which has announced plans to accelerate economic reforms to diversify its economy, and reduce its reliance on oil revenue.
Posted: January 22, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Red Sea region is the fastest growing emerging market in the world; Geneva-based non-profit think tank will promote international cooperation and develop policy recommendations.
Posted: January 22, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The new fines were introduced by way of a Ministerial Resolution and supplement existing fines under the Labour Law and immigration regulations. This article examines the main fines introduced in the Resolution.
Posted: January 21, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Overall M&A in 2015 reached US$4.28 trillion, of which 39% were cross-border in nature at US$1.66 trillion; The value of cross-regional deals targeting the Middle East increased significantly over the last year, and the region experienced record levels in the value of cross-border deals.
Posted: January 20, 2016
UAE. In total some US$30,595 million was invested in 2015, representing an 11% drop on the US$34,529 million injected in 2014 and the second consecutive annual decline.
Posted: January 19, 2016
UAE. Nine of the 13 MENA sovereigns are investment grade; Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon are speculative grade; Oman and Saudi Arabia ratings lowered on the sharp deterioration in their fiscal deficits; GCC members to maintain their exchange rate pegs to the US dollar over the medium term.
Posted: January 19, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Economic reforms to dominate discussions at the Gulf Competitiveness Forum (GCF) 2016, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, January 24-26.
Posted: January 17, 2016
UAE. Worst hit will be Saudi Arabia, which is forecast to drop by almost a fifth, equal to nearly US$10 billion, to US$40.7 billion, as low oil prices hit government spending plans, according to MEED Projects.
Posted: January 15, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The effect from the brewing conflict on oil is murky, but for now it is not having a bullish impact. That is because the global glut in oil supplies loom larger than any potential for a supply disruption; But what if the current "Cold War" between Saudi Arabia and Iran turned hot?
Posted: January 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "If Iran is unable to protect embassies, how will it protect stadiums? We demand that the Saudi and Iranian teams play in a neutral country."
Posted: January 11, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. "Iran has to make a decision whether it is a nation state or a revolution. If it's a nation state it should act like one, and be a rational actor, that countries can deal with."
Posted: January 11, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Strategies to further reduce the Kingdom's economic reliance on oil will be the main focus at the forthcoming Global Competitiveness Forum.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Across the Middle East, educational institutions and providers face a myriad of challenges and opportunities; "Educational organizations are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their wider impact and contribution to goals around employability, social mobility and inclusion."
date:Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for the Middle East and North Africa declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling nearly one point to 56.4, below the global confidence level of 58.0; Economic confidence in the UAE fell 7.2 points to 50.3, its lowest score in the six-year history of the index.
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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