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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 24, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. King Salman will keep Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi in his post, bolstering expectations that he will continue the policy of maintaining crude output to preserve market share.
Posted: January 23, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Oil prices rose after the death of Saudi Arabia's king added to the uncertainty in global oil markets, although the new ruler indicated immediately there would be no policy change.
Posted: January 23, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir, rapidly moving to forestall any fears of a succession crisis at a moment when Saudi Arabia faces unprecedented turmoil on its borders.
Posted: January 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. At no time since the API was introduced in 2002 by Saudi Arabia has the development of events in the region converged to create a new environment, making the API more relevant.
Posted: January 21, 2015
UAE. Strong growth momentum in GCC countries continues, economic recovery in oil importers is on track; Oil exporters diversified their economies, but still heavily dependent on hydrocarbon sector in terms of budget and export revenues; Oil importers face higher risks of geopolitical tensions.
Posted: January 21, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. JLL has released its Q4 2014 Riyadh Real Estate Overview; Lower oil revenues should have limited short term impact.
Posted: January 21, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. GCF is being staged at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, January 25-27.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Joint study by Al-Sayedah Khadijah Bint Khawilid Center and Strategy& finds women have the opportunity to take on more active roles; Transition to third generation presents family businesses great opportunity to draw from the entire talent pool.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Second Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked in top 35 for ability to grow, attract and retain talent; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. 61% feel they deserve to work in a higher level position, and 50% state that a key reason for seeking employment is to be financially independent.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. Middle Eastern investment banking fees reached US$147 million during Q4 2014; Value of announced M&A transactions with Middle Eastern involvement reached US$22.7 billion during Q4 2014.
Posted: January 18, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Net income dropped to 4.36 billion riyals (US$1.16 billion) from 6.16 billion riyals a year earlier, the Riyadh-based company said. Sales slipped 10% to 43.4 billion riyals.
Posted: January 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Raif Badawi, who set up a website called "Free Saudi Liberals", received 50 lashes after Friday prayers last week and expected to be submitted to a second round on Friday.
Posted: January 14, 2015
UAE. Regional commitment to spending on oil and gas projects is unlikely to change, even in light of the significant drop in oil prices, according to PwC's latest industry snapshot.
Posted: January 14, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. The award will identify promising future technologies and avenues to support downstream development in Saudi Arabia, address community interests, and meet sustainability needs.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 25, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Gold priced in euros was the winner, both on the week but also in terms of its overall performance so far this month; Both Brent and WTI crude oil have settled into a US$5 range.
date:Posted: January 24, 2015
QATAR. Deflation is starting to spread into lower global consumer prices, depressed wages and, to a lesser extent, softer asset prices. Unless an appropriate fiscal response is found, this disinflationary dynamics is likely to continue in 2015 and possibly beyond.
date:Posted: January 23, 2015
KUWAIT. Strong growth in American supply boost non-OPEC output by 3.65% in 2014; OPEC not opting for output cut to halt drop in price; Downside risks prevail as world supply increases.
UAE. Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.
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