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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: August 15, 2015
INTERNATIONAL.The Saudi miscalculation has several sources. One is the negative feedback loop between oil production, GDP, and national budgets that plagues many non-Western oil producers. As a result, the revenue shortfalls incentivize them to produce as much oil as possible to mitigate the shortfall.
Posted: August 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Thanks to its generous public spending and a costly war in Yemen, one of the major worries for Saudi Arabia is that it is burning through its foreign reserves at an alarming pace. According to the IMF, Saudi Arabia's fiscal deficit could rise to around $140 billion by this year end.
Posted: August 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Monthly output up 120,000 b/d from June; Saudi Arabia supply climbed 100,000 b/d to 10.45 million; Angola, UAE and Iran increased by 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 b/d.
Posted: August 13, 2015
UAE. Carmudi finds the average age of vehicles in the Middle East is 5.1 years, 3.8 years in Saudi Arabia and 5.2 years in the UAE.
Posted: August 12, 2015
UAE. Saudi Arabia and the UAE both witnessed the largest number of deals in 1H 2015, while Algeria led in terms of value.
Posted: August 12, 2015
UAE. Islamic banks in the gulf ended 2014 with healthy balance-sheet growth and improving bottom line results but lower net income growth is on the cards in 2015-2016, although we still believe the long-term supportive factors remain unchanged, says S&P report.
Posted: August 12, 2015
UAE. Transborder rail transport in the Arabian Peninsula dates back to the early 20th century and the Hejaz Railway which linked Damascus in Syria to Medina in Saudi Arabia; Over a century following its closure, the GCC is now embarking on one of the largest modern cross-border rail networks in the world.
Posted: August 12, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. World Bank report projects lower export earnings and revenue for MENA's other oil exporters, such as the Gulf States and Libya, while oil importers in the region, such as Egypt and Tunisia, will benefit from lower world prices.
Posted: August 11, 2015
UAE. Egypt leads the region with 5 IPOs in H1, followed by Saudi Arabia with 3; Saudi Ground Services was the largest IPO in H1; 9 MENA IPOs in Q2 2015 raising over US$2.1 billion.
Posted: August 11, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Consumers still relatively optimistic on the outlook for their finances and the economy. Over half of Morgan Stanley's proprietary AlphaWise survey respondents say their financial situation has improved in the last year, while only 15% say it has deteriorated.
Posted: August 5, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The G20 YEA 2015 Summit provides a platform for business leadership from twenty member states to formulate responses to the opportunities and challenges created by the evolution of business in their home economies.
Posted: August 5, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Office and residential sectors are positioned for further rental growth during remainder of 2015; Hotel and retail sectors appear closer to the peak; Residential market remains mixed, with apartments seeing continued rental growth while villa rents have declined.
Posted: August 4, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
Posted: August 3, 2015
BAHRAIN. The Saudi-based investment banking arm of Gulf International Bank (GIB), was recently granted three key awards by EMEA Finance magazine for their role in key transactions in 2014.
Posted: August 3, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. "There has been relatively little change in the real estate market in Riyadh in the second quarter of 2015 although recent changes to mortgage regulations have caused downward pressure in the residential sales market."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 4, 2015
UAE. The Middle East's 16 largest centres of economic growth could have substantial risk from a series of threats over the next decade, according to research for Lloyd's.
date:Posted: September 4, 2015
IRAQ. Iraq benefits from massive oil reserves and exports; Projected large increases in production will support economic growth and help alleviate fiscal and external pressures.
date:Posted: September 4, 2015
EGYPT. A new IFC-supported report by Wamda Research Lab finds that although support for start-ups has grown substantially, many challenges remain, hindering job creation and economic growth.
EGYPT. A new IFC-supported report by Wamda Research Lab finds that although support for start-ups has grown substantially, many challenges remain, hindering job creation and economic growth.
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.
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