Saudi Arabia is in danger of failing to meet crucial targets set out in the Kingdom's ninth development plan for 2010 to 2014, according to a post published in the Saudi Gazette, based on information from the Arabic-language Al-Eqtisadiah.
In part 2 of our FocusKSA conversation with Dr. Fahad al-Turki, the Head of Research of Jadwa Investment, he comments on what to expect from the opening of the Saudi stock market to qualified foreign investors in 2015.
Building a MENA e-commerce industry does not only involve finding new business models, but also building the infrastructure the online economy needs, including payments and logistics, writes Khaldoon Tabaza.
Saudi Aramco is not only the largest National Oil Company (NOC) in the world but also a primary driver for Saudi Arabia in its technological advancement and in the development of the Kingdom's human resources.
The development is the latest in recent weeks indicating a strengthening of U.S.-Saudi ties as the two countries coordinate security efforts to counter the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria.
Success for MNCs requires that they demonstrate a willingness to add value to the Saudi economy by tightening relationships with local partners, hiring more Saudi nationals, and considering capital investments, writes Matthew Spivack.