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: December 5, 2014
JORDAN. Global property portal releases new research on emerging markets real estate, examining the habits of online property-seekers, while offering insights into the future of the sector.
Posted: December 4, 2014
BAHRAIN. Thomson Reuters announces 2015 findings of Annual Sukuk Perceptions and Forecast Report at WIBC 2014; Survey of 44 lead arrangers and 106 investors reveal most expect a boost in sukuk issuance in 2015, to be between US$150 billion and US$174.9 billion.
Posted: December 3, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Supporters of Islamic State released a video purporting to show the shooting of a Danish citizen who was wounded in Riyadh last month.
Posted: December 3, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Pearson survey gives snapshot of KSA students' ambitions; Of those surveyed, 71% revealed they are planning to undertake further study and 62% said that they have plans to study abroad.
Posted: December 2, 2014
UAE. Falling oil prices will pose significant challenges to GCC markets, according to a new report by ICAEW. The latest Economic Insight report warns the impact of continued oil price weakness could put considerable pressure on GCC economies and affect real GDP growth, unless they step up diversification efforts.
Posted: December 2, 2014
UAE. Islamic banking assets in six core markets - Qatar, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE and Turkey - on course to hit US$1.8 rilliont by 2019; Analysis of sentiment on social media shows that customer satisfaction with Islamic banks is mediocre.
Posted: December 2, 2014
KUWAIT. IPO fund raised USD9.6bn in 2014 vs. USD12.4bn in 2008, after averaging USD1.8bn during 2009-13; Decline in oil prices may hinder the growth in IPO market.
Posted: December 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The ban could be revoked if Deloitte resolves a dispute the regulator didn't specify. The issue relates to Deloitte's audit work for Mohammad Al-Mojil Group (MMG).
Posted: December 1, 2014
UAE. Region's future growth hinges on success of US$2.7 trillion worth of projects.
Posted: November 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. London Court rules in favour of Prince Waleed, affirms Forbes made defamatory accusations.
Posted: November 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. OPEC took no action to ease a global oil-supply glut, resisting calls from Venezuela that the group needs to stem the rout in prices. Futures slumped to the lowest level since 2010.
Posted: November 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Pearson working with Tatweer to deliver training to 500 Master Educators.
Posted: November 27, 2014
EGYPT. Ability to charge online purchases directly to subscribers' phone bills; A unique local ecosystem covering 100% of mobile subscribers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Posted: November 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is experiencing exponential growth in its ports and shipping sectors totaling more than US$30 billion within the government's current five-year plan.
Posted: November 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The "market will stabilize itself," Ali Al-Naimi said. The world's largest oil exporter yesterday failed to agree a plan with Russia, Venezuela and Mexico to curb output.

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date:Posted: December 19, 2014
UAE. As a gateway of opportunity for Asia, Dubai has a key role in driving growth momentum; Between 2010 and 2013, GCC-China trade grew faster than with any other significant trade partner.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A new analysis presents the key trends that will transform the global market over the next decade and beyond.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. International tourism and a stronger middle class are shaping luxury trends, including luxury experiences and alternative luxury channels, with a focus on the consumer rather than geography.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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