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: August 21, 2017
UAE. According to MEED Projects, just US$56bn worth of contracts were awarded in H1 2017 compared with US$69bn over the same period in 2016; Long-term prospects bright with over US$2 trillion of known active projects in the pipeline across the GCC.
Posted: August 18, 2017
UAE. As many as 292 tenders with an estimated value of US$9.5 billion were awarded in Q2, while the total value of urban construction project awards set to reach US$50.9 billion in 2017, according to BNC Network.
Posted: August 17, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Key industries need to improve security posture as information technology and operational technology converge.
Posted: August 16, 2017
UAE. Jeff Youssef, Partner at Oliver Wyman and co-author of "Leveraging the Private Sector to Improve Airport Infrastructure", comments on airport privatisation in the region.
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Al Masah Capital: A set of disappointing regional earnings for Q2 coupled with negativity on the global scene had its effect with a subdued market performance last week.
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Saudi Arabia hosted the only three IPOs of this quarter; they were allocated between Saudi Stock Exchange primary market (Tadawul) and the parallel market (NOMU).
Posted: August 8, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Fifteen of the best seed stage startups in the GCC will make presentations at "Seedstars GCC" to gain a slot in the annual Seedstars Summit - the entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets.
Posted: August 7, 2017
UAE. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Oman ended the week up by 1.9%, 0.6%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. Qatar was the worst performer losing 1.7%.
Posted: July 31, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. PwC reinforces the importance of national talent.
Posted: July 31, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. JLL releases its Makkah H1 marketplace report showing signs of positivity as quotas are lifted on Hajj pilgrims; Expected increase in visitors will benefit the retail sector.
Posted: July 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. The online travel agency is seeking to invest further in KSA terming it as its regional expansion launch pad.
Posted: July 11, 2017
UAE. The sale has resulted in an actual IRR of just over 15% after all taxes and fees.
Posted: July 11, 2017
UAE. Top GCC lenders were the main beneficiaries of the economic boom brought about by strengthened foreign reserves, regional deals, rise in customer deposits, as well as high credit demand.
Posted: July 10, 2017
UAE. Geopolitical tensions weighed down on investors' sentiments affecting regional markets' performance.
Posted: June 30, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Ashridge Executive Education says the region's healthcare issues like diabetes can be tackled better by giving leadership training and power to those at the frontline of diabetes care.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 20, 2017
UAE. The latest BNC Network report shows 543 hospitality projects are active in the UAE - reflecting the vibrancy of the leisure, tourism and the entertainment sectors.
date:Posted: September 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. A new report by executive search firm Metin Mitchell & Co highlights the confidence that Saudi women feel about their working futures and what needs to be done to increase the number of women in the workplace.
date:Posted: September 15, 2017
UAE. First of its kind study in the MENA region reveals why we are emotionally drawn to certain destinations and environments; Visible everyday human activity, greenery, artistic features and bright colours found to be the most powerful drivers of emotional engagement.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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