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
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.
Posted: January 8, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The Saudi decision to execute Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr at this particular juncture was a strategic act of defiance meant to challenge Iran and the United States in particular.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

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.
date:Posted: February 9, 2016
UAE. Headline seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index registers 50.7; Modest increases in output and employment; New business volumes rise at slowest pace since February 2010; Construction is the weakest performing sub-sector.
date:Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. KPMG's inaugural "Variables for Sustained Growth" (VSG) Index tracks some of the most important factors that support economic performance in 181 countries; UAE ranks 24 based on metrics including infrastructure development, education and strength of public institutions.
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.
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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