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: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
Posted: November 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Market debates if Saudis will no longer defend oil prices; Private briefings, long Naimi silence puzzle OPEC experts; Conspiracy theories abound about what Riyadh is up to.
Posted: November 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Prince Miteb, minister of the National Guard and a son of King Abdullah, arrived in the US this week for talks on Mideast conflicts with President Obama and senior officials.
Posted: November 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is the single-largest food market in the Gulf, accounting for more than 60% of the region's total food consumption.
Posted: November 18, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia will see 1.2 million barrels per day of new refining capacity come online by 2020; New export-orientated Saudi refineries will be competing in a very tight international market.
Posted: November 17, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Fawaz Alhokair Group plans to raise US$2 billion from the initial public offering of its Arabian Centres malls unit, surpassing a similar sale by rival Dubai operator Emaar Properties.
Posted: November 17, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "The rapprochement reflects the countries' shared concerns of strategic threats in the region," according to Theodore Karasik. "There's been a lot of pressure on Qatar and a lot of behind-the-scenes negotiating, specifically with Kuwait acting as a broker."
Posted: November 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The speech, purported to be in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's name, followed contradictory accounts out of Iraq after U.S. air strikes last Friday about whether he was wounded in a raid.
Posted: November 14, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia's oil minister dismissed talk of a price war as having "no basis in reality" in his first public comments since crude plunged into a bear market last month.
Posted: November 13, 2014
UAE. Investors need to diversify out of concentrated positions in GCC equities; Our key calls on US and Japan equities remain intact; Gold prices will remain subdued.
Posted: November 12, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The IPO was the second-biggest this year globally after Chinese e-commerce business Alibaba Group Holdings' US$25 billion offering, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Posted: November 12, 2014
UAE. Regional study to be launched this month will reveal findings on FTTH market.
Posted: November 11, 2014
UAE. Now that oil prices have fallen to below US$80 per barrel from around US$100 in the past few months, the economies of the oil-exporting nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council will be tested.
Posted: November 10, 2014
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MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of Keynesian policies. Those who are not blinded by left-wing dogma should take a good look at where the road of permanent stimulus ultimately leads.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The path to the acceptance of the participatory approach to development was forged, through trial and error, over several decades until the 1990s, when its global recognition by development practitioners became well-established.
date:Posted: November 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There is a high degree of uncertainty over how the Iranian negotiations and the OPEC meeting will play out, but the end of November will be hugely important for energy markets.
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.
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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