INVESTMENT

Shrugging Off Uncertainty, Investors Pour Money into Saudi Arabia with ‘Strong Underlying Fundamentals’

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Saudi Arabia is "the hottest emerging market" right now as investors appear to be shrugging off concerns surrounding last year's crackdown on corruption and with optimism surrounding Vision 2030's economic and social reforms now coming into effect, CNN Money reports.

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Economy

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Saudi Women Drivers

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