PRIVATIZATION

Privatization and Vision 2030: Report Looks at Opportunities, Challenges for Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Plans

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A recently released Jadwa Investment report lays out in detail Saudi Arabia's ambitious privatization plans as part of its Vision 2030 economic and social reform program and identifies opportunities and challenges for decision-makers.

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Fitch Ratings

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Stock Market

Saudi Stocks Climb 14 Percent in 2018

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Oil Supply

Saudi tells OPEC it pumped more oil in May, still below quota: source

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Foreign investment

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War in Yemen

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World Cup: 2018

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Agriculture

Saudi Arabia Inches Closer to Privatizing Flour Milling Sector

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Saudi Film

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Real Estate Investment

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