Jadwa Investment Latest Chartbook Highlights ‘Improving Performance’ Indicators in the Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia’s first international debt issuance since 1991 was oversubscribed, a good sign for the Kingdom's intentions to build a borrowing profile.
The latest edition of the monthly Chartbook from Jadwa Investment finds economic indicators showed improving performance during the month of October this year, citing a "notable improvement" in cash withdrawals from ATMs and POS transactions.



UAE, Saudi Arabia to form new ‘Joint Cooperation Committee’

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced "a new economic and partnership group" with Saudi Arabia that is a "joint cooperation committee" in a move that further emphasizes Saudi-UAE alignment.

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UAE and Saudi Arabia forge economic and military alliance

Sheikh Khalifa bin Sultan al-Nahyan, the UAE president, said in a statement that a “joint co-operation committee” would be established to co-ordinate in “all military, ...


Corruption Crackdown

Saudi has completed main wave of arrests in anti-graft purge, minister says

“This money definitely will be used for housing, for the general public needs, because it is the money for the people. It will not be ...



Saudi Arabia hopes U.S. will not recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Saudi Arabia has expressed hope the United States would not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned such a decision would have serious ...



CIA: Saudi Arabia working with Israel to fight terror

“We’ve seen them work with the Israelis to push back against terrorism throughout the Middle East, to the extent we can continue to ...



Consumer spending boosting economy, analysts say

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s economy showed an improving performance in October, with evidence of a boost in consumer spending as measured by financial transactions in shops ...


Vision 2030

Commentary: What’s Holding Back Saudi Vision 2030?

“It’s going to take longer (than many expected),” a Saudi banker working on the transactions told Reuters. “There are headwinds from the shifting of priorities ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

City of London executives lobby to win Saudi Aramco IPO

The City of London is sending some of its most senior executives on a trip to Saudi Arabia this week as it intensifies efforts to ...


Mortgage Refinance

Saudi mortgage refinancing firm to court foreign investors

“It’s not good enough simply to focus on the country and domestic investors. We want to have foreign investors interested in coming and investing into ...



2 types of VAT invoices

The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) have outlined the requirements for VAT invoices ahead of the introduction of VAT on Jan. 1, 2018, ...


Mali Aid

Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to Sahel force

West Africa’s new regional military force is to receive a major financial boost after Saudi Arabia pledged $100 million to help the G5 Sahel force ...


Hospitality Sector

Saudi Arabian hospitality sector offers attractive investment opportunity, Knight Frank says

"As the market matures, emergence of REITs is likely to assist in institutionalizing the real estate market in Saudi Arabia, providing a wider range of ...


Monthly Trading Activity

The Saudi Stock Exchange Announces The Publication Of The Monthly Stock Market Ownership And Trading Activity Report (By Nationality And Investor Type)

The total value of shares traded for the month  ending 30 November 2017 amounted to SAR 75.24 billion, increasing by 13.04% over the previous month; ...


Carbon Management

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Committed to Advancing Research and Collaboration in Clean Fossil Fuels and Carbon Management

Al Falih also pointed that to achieve the objective outlined in the MOU, the two countries will exchange experts, engineers, and scientists, along with facilitate the ...


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Ali Abdullah Saleh

Exiled son of slain Yemen ex-leader calls for revenge: Saudi-owned TV

The intervention by the exiled Ahmed Ali Saleh, if confirmed, could shift the balance of power yet again after a dramatic week that saw the ...


Ali Abdullah Saleh

Commentary: Saleh and the War in Yemen

If there is any tragedy in Saleh's death, it is that it will make it even harder to put an end to the conflict and ...



State Department warns of violence ahead of Trump Jerusalem decision

The State Department has warned American embassies worldwide to heighten security ahead of a possible announcement Wednesday by President Donald Trump that the U.S. recognizes ...


Trump Travel Ban

Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the newest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect pending appeal. This is the first time ...



Trump administration pushes back against narrative of imminent Syrian military victory in civil war

The government of Bashar al-Assad, lacking manpower, reliant on allies and almost broke, is no longer capable of a military win in Syria’s civil war, ...


GCC Summit

Saudi King Absent at Gulf Summit Overshadowed by Qatar Crisis

The Qatari emir was the only head of state -- other than his Kuwaiti host -- at a Gulf summit Tuesday, as leaders including Saudi ...


Asia Energy Markets

Crises in Middle East could change Asia’s energy security dynamic

India and China are not only trying to reduce their dependence on oil from the Middle East, but also considering renewable energy alternatives; meanwhile, China-Russia-Iran-Pakistan ...



France close to Qatar military, transport contracts: presidential source

Qatar has an option to buy 12 more Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets after buying 24 planes in 2015 for about 6 billion euros ($7.11 billion) ...


Russia in the Region

Russia to build nuclear fuel depot in Egypt

Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) yesterday signed an agreement with the Egyptian government to build a storage depot for depleted nuclear fuel for Egypt’s first nuclear ...


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