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: July 24, 2014
UAE. Report data shows that 64% of TV viewers in Saudi Arabia and 50% in the UAE are engaged in other digital activities simultaneously, higher than the global average.
Posted: July 23, 2014
UAE. Emerging capital markets are expected to double their global index share by 2030, according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute's "Emerging Capital Markets: The Road to 2030" report.
Posted: July 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The opening of the Saudi stock market to international investors is "something we have been looking for from Saudi Arabia for some time, and it's welcome news.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. If Saudi Arabia was to join the MSCI Frontier Markets, it would become its first component with a weighting above 60%.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE This article provides an updated summary of the key employment law developments across the GCC; A new Government body known as the Manpower Authority is being created in Kuwait to take over certain functions of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour.
Posted: July 22, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Muhammad Anum Saleem, Senior Associate, D&P Dhabaan and Partners in association with Eversheds, Saudi Arabia, comments on the opening up of the market.
Posted: July 22, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is removing barriers on one of the world's most-restricted major stock exchanges as the government pursues a US$130 billion spending plan to boost non-oil industries.
Posted: July 21, 2014
UAE. GCC IPO volume up 67% in H1 2014; H1 2014 saw the most capital raised and highest volume of IPOs since 2008; "The IPO market is very strong across MENA, particularly among the GCC countries."
Posted: July 17, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Unlike the heavily-trafficked Syria-Iraqi border, which includes some of the most important commercial routes in the Middle East, the Saudi-Iraqi frontier is no hub for international trade.
Posted: July 16, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Although the number of private healthcare providers has increased significantly, they still represent just a third of total hospitals in KSA.
Posted: July 16, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities.
Posted: July 15, 2014
UAE. 81% state finding a job is the biggest challenge, with banking and finance being the preferred industry to work in.
Posted: July 15, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The appointment of Abdulaziz Al Arifi is part of the firm's continued expansion and reinforcement of its senior management team tasked with leading the firm's new business strategy.
Posted: July 14, 2014
UAE. Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked 67th and 68th most expensive cities to live, according to Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Survey; Dubai's ranking soared 23 places from last year's position.
Posted: July 14, 2014
UAE. The industry will see a slowdown in the summer months, however EY report remains positive and predicts strong growth through the rest of 2014.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Rising geopolitical tensions and slowing global growth; GCC markets remain steady in spite of increased global volatility; Commodity prices soft on China bank data.
date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. "In the short term, Erdogan's election signals a sign for continuity for Turkey. However, in the medium to longer term, questions remain. As in any political arena, a concentration of power and reduction of checks and balances carries negative risks."
date:Posted: August 20, 2014
UAE. Dubai has a bold vision to become the world's most visited city by 2020. The Director of Dubai's Tourism department, Helal Saeed Almarri, discusses how his team will make it happen.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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