SAUDI ECONOMY

Jadwa Investment Forecasts ‘Continued Improvement in the Health and Direction of the Saudi Economy’

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 emphasizes that Saudi Arabia will be a "tolerant country with Islam as its constitution and moderation as its method."
In a research report on the year ahead for the Saudi economy, Jadwa Investment said 2019 will be "marked by a continued improvement in the health and direction of the Saudi economy."

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Saudi-Pakistan

8 investment MoUs to be signed during Saudi crown prince’s visit to Pakistan: Qureshi

It is difficult to quantify the investment these MoUs would bring, but it is believed that Saudis are considering investing up to $12 billion in ...

 

Saudi-India

India: Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit matters

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Saudi-China

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PIF

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Total

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U.S. Congress

U.S. lawmakers want more information on Saudi journalist’s death

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Media Piracy

NBA and Sky accuse Saudi Arabia of harboring media pirates

The National Basketball Association, the US Tennis Association and a group representing the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League have ...

 

Saudi Students

Saudi government denies helping troubled students flee Oregon, other states

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EU Blacklist

Saudi Arabia Regrets Inclusion in the European Commission’s Proposed Revised List of “high risk“ Countries on Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism

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Turki Al-Faisal

Turki Al-Faisal: No change in position, Saudi-Israeli cooperation ‘wishful thinking’

Prince Turki referred to King Salman’s recent statement during his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas where he reiterated that Saudi Arabia stands by the ...

 

Safaniyah

Saudi Aramco halts oil output at the world’s largest offshore oilfield: report

"The thinking is that the field produces heavy crude, and the world is short of that oil." The unplanned shutdown takes out another ...

 

Defense

Saudi Arabia’s missile race

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Watani

Smartphone application launched to improve public agencies’ services in Saudi Arabia

A smartphone application to measure citizens’ satisfaction with government services was launched on Tuesday by the National Center for Performance Measurement (ADAA). ...

 

Real Estate Development Fund

Property loans for Saudi women approved

Saudi women will be able to get property loans from the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF), following a decision from its board of directors. ...

 

Riyadh Metro

Dutch investigate alleged corruption in Saudi metro project

Dutch prosecutors raided the offices of construction company Strukton as part of an investigation into alleged bribery relating to a multibillion-euro Saudi Arabian metro project, ...

 

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