SAUDi ARABIA. Saudi banks have a combined exposure of around US$5 billion to the two troubles Saudi family conglomerates, Saad Group and Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Bros., according to a Standard Chartered report.
UAE. According to "When Women Thrive" Global Report, 10-year forecast shows Europe and North America struggling to achieve workforce equality; Asia and Middle East ranked lowest; Only 9% of organizations offer women-focused health, financial wellness; Leaders urged to focus on executive engagement and pay equity.
INTERNATIONAL. "Saudi regional leadership amounts to exploitation of a window of opportunity rather than reliance on the assets and power needed to sustain it. That window of opportunity exists as long as the obvious regional powers - Iran, Turkey and Egypt - are in various degrees of disrepair."