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950,000 SMEs Registered in Saudi Arabia — Jadwa Investment

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A recent report by Jadwa Investment highlights the progress being made in the development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia and the significance that these crucial elements of a diverse economy can have on sustainable growth in the Kingdom.

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Al-Ula

Saudis to seek $20 billion investments for planned tourism landmark

Amr Madani, chief executive of the Royal Commission for al-Ula, said in an interview this week he expects targeted investments to eventually generate 35,000 jobs ...

 

CPI

Saudi consumer prices fall for second straight month in February

“A key factor for the deflationary outlook for 2019 is the fall in rental prices, which is dragging down the housing and utility sub-component of ...

 

U.S. Congress

Senate Dems petition Saudi king to release dissidents, US citizen

Nine Senate Democrats on Tuesday called on Saudi Arabia's King Salman to release several imprisoned dissidents and human rights activists, including a U.S. citizen held ...

 

Women Drivers

70,000 women obtain Saudi driving licenses

Bassami was speaking at a ceremony in Buraidah after a school to teach women driving was opened at Al-Qassim University. ...

 

Solar

Kuwait-Saudi consortium bags $400mn PV solar plant bid in Oman

OPWP conducted a competitive tendering process for the project and received bid proposals from three bidders, including a consortium led by Abu Dhabi Future Energy ...

 

Alwaleed Bin Talal

Saudi Prince Alwaleed rejects torture claims at Ritz

"I had close relations with King Salman for long time he helped me with money to buy my first house, and the bond have strengthened with ...

 

Majid Al-Hogail

FaceOf: Majid Al-Hogail, Saudi Arabia’s minister of housing

Majid Al-Hogail is Saudi Arabia’s minister of housing, a role he has held since July 2015. He has also been the chairman of the Real ...

 

MMA

Female MMA fighter scores Saudi Arabia’s first kickboxing gold medal

On Sunday, Zahra Al-Qurashi, a Saudi Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, made history after winning the kingdom's first-ever gold medal in kickboxing. This came after she ...

 

Camel Racing

Saudi Arabia looking to make camel racing more popular

CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the popular sport from outside Riyadh. ...

 

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Secretary of State

Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

On a visit to Kuwait, which has been attempting to mediate an end to the crisis, Pompeo said the dispute that has roiled the Gulf ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

As caliphate collapses, new ISIS threats emerge in Syria

Amna Nawaz talks to special correspondent Jane Ferguson for an on-the-ground look at what war has left behind in Syria and the threat that remains. ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

US-Backed Syria Force Says it Captured Jihadists Behind Attack on US Troops

Nineteen people including four American personnel were killed in the January 16 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city ...

 

Australia-Turkey

Gallipoli tourism operators play down Australia-Turkey tensions

Erdoğan suggested that anyone who travels to Turkey with anti-Muslim sentiments would be sent back in coffins, “like their grandfathers were” during the Gallipoli campaign. ...

 

Global Oil Markets

With shale revival, US to become top oil exporter

The country’s gross crude oil exports are set to reach 4.2 million bpd by 2024, while total exports of its crude and refined products should ...

 

Oil Prices

Oil’s Rally Stuck Near $59 as U.S.-China Trade Jitters Return

Oil’s rally stuttered as uncertainty over the status of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China stoked concerns over global economic growth. ...

 

Algeria

Commentary: Algeria Defying Expectations – Is there a Win-Win Scenario?

Who is this opposition? According to numerous reports, it cuts across all demographic, geographic, and societal groups in Algeria, from veterans of the war for ...

 

Cyber

Cyber Spending Would Rise $17B Under 2020 Request

The Trump administration intends to allocate more than $17.4 billion to cybersecurity efforts across federal agencies in fiscal 2020, with the Pentagon and Homeland Security ...

 

Jordan

Dead seas: How a water crisis in Jordan could threaten Middle East peace

After several years of plunging rivers levels and rainfall, the Unesco-listed pilgrimage al-Maghtas site had not been properly filled with water since 2012. And so pilgrims ...

 

Lebanon

Bond Backlash Shows Time Is Running Out for Lebanon

The market’s memory is so short when it comes to Lebanon that a few weeks of government inaction all but wiped out a bond rally ...

 

Petrochemicals

Officials monitor southeast Texas air quality levels after major petrochemical fire

After burning for four days, a petrochemical blaze outside Houston was finally put out early Wednesday, officials said. ...

 

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