A new book on the long confrontation between the US and Iran blames the George W. Bush administration for squandering opportunities to improve relations with Tehran and invading Iraq in 2003 without recognizing that Iran would wind up being the power broker in that country.
Jadwa Investment’s recently released Chartbook for the month of August 2012 found that the Saudi Arabian economy overall remained “robust.” Included in that report is a look at the oil sector in Saudi Arabia.
On the subject of inflation in Saudi Arabia, Jadwa found “year-on-year inflation slowed to a 10-month low in June, owing to a fall in rental inflation. Most other components of the cost of living index were little changed in year-on-year terms.”
The more than 300 graduates gathered at a hotel overlooking the Potomac River were all from Saudi Arabia, part of a massive government-paid foreign study program to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees and return home to help run their country.
Saudi Arabia’s consumer electronics devices market, defined as the addressable market for computing devices, mobile handsets and video, audio and gaming products is projected at $6.4 billion in 2012, Business Monitor International said.