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Saudi Arabia Assumes G20 Presidency, Launches Promotional Video
Saudi Arabia has assumed the presidency of the Group of 20 nations (G20) for the year as it gears up to host the annual G20 meeting in Riyadh in 2020. The Kingdom launched a promotional video that has been widely shared on Twitter and other social platforms.
Saudi Economy: Consistent Growth in Non-Oil Activity, Modest Overall Growth Forecasted for 2020 — Jadwa Investment
Jadwa Investment has revised downward its forecast for economic growth in Saudi Arabia this year from 1.6% to 0.2% based on recent data, the Riyadh-based firm said in a recently-released report.
Saudi Arabia Gears Up to Host G20 Summit; Saudi FM Travels to Japan for Ceremony
Saudi Arabia is making major preparations to host the annual gathering of the leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations next year in Riyadh, the 15th meeting of the group that is set to thrust the city into the global spotlight. The meeting will be held on November 21–22, 2020, and will be chaired […]
MODON, GAMI Ink Deal to Promote Investments in Saudi Arabia’s Defense Sector
A new strategic cooperation between the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) and the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) aims to encourage the localization of military industries in the Kingdom, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The new cooperation “supports the localization of 50 percent of the expenditure in military industries through […]
Peace Agreements, Reports of Talks a Positive Sign for Yemen’s Ongoing War
Recent agreements and reports of indirect talks between warring sides in Yemen’s ongoing civil war indicate a trend toward bringing an end to the four year old conflict fought to restore the U.N.-recognized Hadi government to power after it was overthrown by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Last week, Yemen’s Saudi-backed government signed an agreement with southern separatists on […]
Saudi-based STV Leads $23 Million Funding Round in Trukker
Saudi-based Saudi Technology Ventures (STV) said in a blog post that it is leading a $23 million investment round in Trukker, a truck-focused digital freight marketplace and aggregator based in the UAE. “Today, truck drivers must communicate with brokers via phone calls in order to negotiate pricing of each transaction and discuss capacity and routes,” […]
Saudi Aramco Releases Details of November 17th IPO in Prospectus
Saudi Aramco on Saturday released details of its IPO that will be the first opportunity for investors to own a piece of the world’s most profitable company and achieve one of the key goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 economic reform plan. The details were released in a prospectus on Saudi Aramco’s website. The company said the […]
Saudi Arabia’s PIF Reportedly Invests $400m in Disruptive Food Startup Founded by Travis Kalanick
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has invested $400 million into Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s new company CloudKitchens, according to the Wall Street Journal. CloudKitchens is a food and real estate startup that buys cheap properties across the U.S. and in India, China, the U.K. and elsewhere. “The hope is that their proximity to densely populated areas will make them […]
Jadwa Investment: Saudi Arabia’s 2020 Preliminary Budget Statement
A recent report by Jadwa Investment highlights the recent revisions in fiscal indicators presented by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance during its recent 2020 preliminary budget statement, noting adjustments in budgeted revenue, expenditures and more. The report notes that Saudi Arabia’s 2019’s revenue “is expected to total SR917 billion ($245 billion), in line with our forecast […]
Saudi Arabia to Cut Spending, Deficit Projected to Widen as Economic Reforms Kick In
Saudi Arabia’s finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said in his pre-budget statement for fiscal year 2020 yesterday that the Kingdom would cut spending and widen its projected deficit in a vote of confidence in Saudi Arabia’s economic reforms. He also said efforts will be made to “improve the efficiency of spending without any disruption to diversification and […]
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At the recent Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow, Princess Loulwa al-Faisal, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees & General Supervisor of Effat University in Saudi Arabia provided the following written statement on the progress that ... Continue Reading
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