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 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Despite the impact of low oil prices and civil unrest on many countries in the Middle East, a number of economies have a favourable long-term growth outlook, including the UAE, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
Posted: April 14, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. NanoMech uses nanotechnology to develop advanced products for industrial and mechanical applications - such as lubricants, coatings and specialty chemicals.
Posted: April 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The downward revision of Fitch's oil price assumptions for 2016 and 2017 to US$35/b and US$45/b, respectively, has major negative implications for Saudi Arabia's fiscal and external balances.
Posted: April 13, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The aim of the Summit, held from 2-3 May 2016, is to help healthcare professionals reduce errors, increase precision and improve outcomes through novel approaches to treatment and intervention.
Posted: April 12, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. PwC held a workshop in Saudi Arabia to update businesses in the GCC on the latest VAT developments and implications related to its introduction.
Posted: April 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Over the last three years, Malaysian operators have generated superior margins on their family takaful portfolio compared with Middle Eastern operators.
Posted: April 4, 2016
UAE. In total, some US$7 billion was invested across 163 deals in Q1 2016, compared to the 161 deals worth US$ 10.2 billion announced in the final quarter of 2015.
Posted: April 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Q1'16 was a historically volatile quarter for world markets and commodities; Gold posts outstanding quarter despite recovery seen in stocks, sentiment; Oil bottom in.
Posted: March 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Government is pushing ahead with an ambitious development agenda which includes the completion of extensive infrastructure projects.
Posted: March 23, 2016
UAE. GCC integration could boost the economy by US$36 billion; strongest gains in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman; Three key areas of change needed: remove barriers to trade, increase foreign investment, develop GCC institutions.
Posted: March 15, 2016
UAE. According to a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), written in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), since 2010, approximately 3,200 education companies around the world have received private ed-tech investments - however, only a mere 12 were based in the Middle East.
Posted: March 11, 2016
UAE. With economic commentators predicting a difficult 2016 employers across the region may be forced to look at staffing levels; this article examines the issues involved when an employer reduces headcount together with the various regulations applicable across the GCC.
Posted: March 11, 2016
UAE. In-depth study about the entertainment behaviours, spend, attitudes and purchasing power of kids in the Middle East; Key shifts in attitudes and behaviour among children in the UAE, KSA & Turkey.
Posted: March 5, 2016
UAE. Hamad Buamim spoke about, Dubai's post-oil strategy, and the role of the private sector in its successful partnership with the public sector.
Posted: March 3, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Overall, the data suggest that the non-oil economy in Saudi Arabia is growing despite low oil prices, albeit at a slower rate.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 5, 2016
UAE. There are more negative than positive factors likely to impact oil prices in the short term. With current oil net-long speculative positions at an elevated level, a slight change in traders' outlook would lead to a significant selloff.
date:Posted: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The climate has rarely been so favourable to a resolution of the conflict. The chaos that is sweeping the Middle East has been a game-changer in relation to Israel and the Arab countries.
date:Posted: May 4, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The manager/directors of any company that is incorporated in Saudi Arabia should start to consider what changes may need to be made to the company's articles of association or bylaws.
UAE. There are more negative than positive factors likely to impact oil prices in the short term. With current oil net-long speculative positions at an elevated level, a slight change in traders' outlook would lead to a significant selloff.
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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