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: September 9, 2014
UAE. Takaful industry globally expected to reach US$20 billion by 2017; Saudi Arabia accounts for 77% of GCC takaful contribution and almost half of global takaful contribution.
Posted: September 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The "Jadwa Saudi Equity Fund" uses a multi-strategy approach to achieve long-term capital growth.
Posted: September 9, 2014
EGYPT. US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Arab foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia Wednesday as he bids for a broad coalition against the Islamic State.
Posted: September 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is set to remain the Middle East's largest projects market for the foreseeable future, comfortably ahead of the UAE, the region's second largest market, as the kingdom focuses on job creation and the diversification of its economy.
Posted: September 8, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Hydrocarbon revenues in KSA and Kuwait make up to 90% plus of total revenues; Leading GCC economies remain susceptible to fluctuations in global energy prices, according to Alkhabeer Capital latest report.
Posted: September 6, 2014
KUWAIT. Islamic microfinance plays a prominent role in supporting the utilisation for financial services; Financial inclusion plays a critically important role in poverty reduction, reducing income disparities and increasing economic growth.
Posted: September 4, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia looks to offset diesel with off-grid and hybrid solar solutions; Local developers and suppliers gear up to power remote residential and industrial areas.
Posted: September 4, 2014
UAE. UAE hosts 7 phishing URLs, highest in the region; 80% OF business users unable to detect scams; Finance and HR departments, which hold sensitive data, performed worst.
Posted: September 4, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The U.S. imported 878,000 barrels of Saudi crude a day in the first four weeks of August, the least since 2009.
Posted: September 3, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia's insurance regulator, SAMA, has largely succeeded in stopping the local insurance price war of 2012-2013; S&P expects the sector's main players to maintain the technical profitability they have already regained in 2014.
Posted: September 3, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Leading Saudi mobile operator Mobily launches ventures fund to invest in emerging technology startups.
Posted: September 2, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The arrests come as part of the kingdom's drive to "punish" those "belonging to or supporting" groups classified as "terrorist," the interior ministry said.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
Posted: September 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Consumer spending also remained robust; Non-oil exports rebound owing to greater production of petrochemicals and plastics.
Posted: August 30, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Terrorism at this time is an evil force that must be fought with wisdom and speed. And if neglected I'm sure after a month it will arrive in Europe and a month after that in America."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Building a sound, robust investment environment is crucial for boosting institutional investor confidence in the regional markets."
date:Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Prospects for economic growth in the Gulf region remain healthy for the next few years. We expect most Gulf banks to continue to benefit from robust corporate activity and consumer consumption over the next 18-24 months."
date:Posted: September 16, 2014
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UAE. "Prospects for economic growth in the Gulf region remain healthy for the next few years. We expect most Gulf banks to continue to benefit from robust corporate activity and consumer consumption over the next 18-24 months."
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