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  • Opportunities in Water Production

    Saudi Arabia will increase by almost double its desalinated water production over the next three years according to the governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) who said the daily water production will rise from the current 3.3 million cubic meters to about 6 million. SWCC’s HR General Manager, Abdul Latif Al-Harkan, was a […]

  • Saudi Aramco Rethinks Global Communications Strategy

    Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, is rethinking its global communications strategy as it undertakes an ambitious corporate transformation. The company is understood to be actively seeking public relations agency support across a wide range of areas, including media relations, internal communications, and event management. The review covers Saudi Aramco’s operations in the Gulf, North […]

  • Top-10 ranking in sight for Tadawul

    Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is expected to quickly rank among the world’s 10 most active markets if it opens up to international investors.

  • American Public Opposes Israel Striking Iran

    A new poll finds that only one in four Americans favors Israel conducting a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program. Seven in ten (69%) favor the US and other major powers continuing to pursue negotiations with Iran, a position that is supported by majorities of Republicans (58%), Democrats (79%) and Independents (67%).

  • SACM Career Fair and Graduation Ceremony Begins in Washington

    Saudi students from around the United States are descending on the U.S. capital for a graduation ceremony and career fair organized by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) on May 26-27. SACM, in coordination with the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education, will host the SACM Career Fair and Graduation Ceremony this weekend at the Gaylord […]

  • Global Markets Drag on TASI

    The TASI has dipped over the past month, primarily due to global factors. First quarter results of listed companies point to ongoing strength in the domestic economy, with profits 14.9 percent higher than in the first quarter of 2011. Nonetheless, the TASI is down by 10 percent since the end of March, mirroring falls on […]

  • USTR: Saudi Continues to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday released the 2012 Special 301 Report reviewing the intellectual property protection policies of foreign nations.  Saudi Arabia is not named on the “Watch List” again this year and has not been since a successful Out-of-Cycle Review in 2009 to resolve IP issues in cooperation with the […]

  • How Gulf Countries Are Splurging at Home

    Asa Fitch, writing in the Wall Street Journal, details the extent to which oil dollars are fueling economic growth “at home” for GCC countries: Booming oil prices are flooding Arab countries with money, but where the lion’s share of that wealth would once have been pumped into the world’s financial markets, much of it is […]

  • Island in the Gulf – A Film of Juraid Island

    One of the great joys of living in Saudi Arabia has always been the natural environment itself – the dunes, the jebals and especially the Gulf with its beaches, reefs and islands. For those lucky enough to visit Juraid Island, fifteen miles offshore from Jubail, the experience has always been unforgettable. A pristine island shaped […]

  • Foreign Military Sales Keep Production Lines Hot

    “Partnership building is part of one of the largest benefits that we see,” Hunt said. “It’s building and maintaining friendships, it’s about building allies. United States Central Command, or CENTCOM, is obviously a very busy place for the United States now. The more that we can help those countries not only defend, but operate amongst […]