Saudi Research and Marketing Group, UK-Based Independent Ink Media Deal

Ghassan Al-Shibl
Last week, the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) and the UK-based Independent announced an exclusive licensing deal that will lead to the creation of four new online news services.

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IMF Consultation

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia

The fiscal deficit is projected to continue to narrow, from 9.3 percent of GDP in 2017 to 4.6 percent of GDP in 2018 and then ...


Social Media

Which Country Loves to Snap More Than Saudi Arabia? None

Open the Snapchat app and zoom out to enter the world map. The usual culprits, like Times Square, Disney World and the Louvre, are covered ...



The Independent and SRMG announce major international expansion deal

The UK and US-based online publisher The Independent and the Middle East media house, Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), have announced a new licensing ...


Women's Fashion

Under The Abaya Book Shows Street Style Of Saudi Arabia

Following the ripple of positive changes in women’s rights under Saudi Vision 2030 — Prince Mohammad bin Salman's plan to improve Saudi Arabia in areas ...


Food and Beverage

Commentary: Visiting Saudi Arabia? Hope you like coffee

An American friend of mine told me he will be visiting Saudi Arabia and asked me about what to expect. After pausing for a few ...



Saudi Arabian Tourism and Heritage Authority registers 43 archaeological sites

Saudi Arabia’s General Tourism and Heritage Authority has registered 43 archaeological sites across the Kingdom ...


Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia $500 Million Wind Farm Project Receives Four Bids

The project is due to be awarded on Dec. 18, according to a government announcement on Monday. It will be backed by a 20-year power ...


Solar Power

Saudi solar panel market ‘to grow at 30% CAGR’

Saudi government has allocated $7bln for the development of renewable energy projects in the FY2019 national budget ...


Banking and Finance

Video: Saudi Arabian Banks Favored, FFA Private’s Salem Says

Marie Salem, director of capital markets at FFA Private Bank, talks about Saudi Arabian stocks. She speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle ...


Yemen Civil War

Final defense bill would limit US support to Saudi campaign in Yemen

The final version of this year's defense policy bill would put conditions on the U.S. refueling of Saudi Arabian and Emirati planes bombing Yemen. ...



General Electric’s power unit faces threat in Saudi Arabia

“SEC has always embarked on a very balanced policy of procurement to ensure well diversified sources of suppliers,” said Khalid Al-Tuaimi, executive vice president for ...


Saudi Workforce

Gender diversity leads to higher productivity: Survey

Some 52% of recruiters here believe gender diversity leads to higher productivity and 40% consider that diversity at the workplace cultivates a culture of creativity, ...



Saudi Ministry of Labor launches campaign to track illegal workers in Makkah, Madinah during Hajj

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development launched an intensive campaign to ensure that no illegal workers are employed in Makkah and Madinah during the ...


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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet

The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that entered Israeli airspace on Tuesday afternoon, raising fears of further military escalation in the region. ...


Oil Prices

Rising oil revenues lift outlook for Gulf finances but not growth

Rising oil revenues are greatly improving the outlook for budget and trade balances among Gulf Arab countries but will do very little to boost economic ...



Trump’s War of Words With Iran Shines Spotlight on Vital Oil Route

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and his counterpart in Iran over oil exports and sanctions is shining a spotlight on the ...



Trump’s threats expose disjointed nature of U.S. strategy on Iran

Trump’s message exposed the disjointed nature of his administration’s strategy on Iran, as officials across the government continue to put economic and political pressure on ...


Israel Nationality Law

Israel passes nationality bill into law

Israel passed the nationality bill into law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something which Prime ...



Kuwait’s Community Coffeeshop Wave

Over the last two years, Kuwait has experienced a boom in local coffeeshops, which are breaking barriers within its society and additionally giving back to ...



A volatile election season in Pakistan

On July 25, Pakistan is set to hold a general election, with an elected government having completed its full five-year term for the second consecutive ...


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