• Social Entrepreneurship Gains Pace

    Mar 20, 2018
    At a time when some countries have been feeling the pinch of low oil prices, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is successfully looking at different ways to diversify its economy away from fossil fuel and the relevant government’s various initiatives to spur the growth of non-oil sector have opened up enormous opportunities for new entrepreneurs.
  • Budget 2018: Sets Positive Growth Trajectory

    Feb 06, 2018
    The 2018 budget disclosed the largest ever budgeted expenditure at SR978 billion, up by SR88 billion year-on-year. This year’s budget continues to support the overarching goals of the Vision 2030, with a strong focus on supporting economic diversification, shielding economically vulnerable households from necessary energy price reforms.
  • Private Sector To Become Driver For The Economy To Achieve Vision 2030

    Dec 03, 2017
    The fiscal deficit is expected to remain in place for the fourth year running, yet it will fall from the double digits to the single digit at 7.5 percent of GDP, amounting to SR190 billion. The government adopted a targeted expansionary fiscal policy for 2017, targeting projects and initiatives that enhance the absorptive capacity of the economy,
  • Slump in conventional Oil Project Investment to Generate Deeper Trend

    Mar 02, 2017
    Resurgent US shale oil will also damped the price recovery. However, we think this is a meaningful deal which will do much to clear the large overhang in stocks at a time when the market is already slowly rebalancing. As such we continue to project that Brent will rally to average $57/b next year from $47/b this year, based on 6 months of OPEC compliance, according to SAMBA's Oil market outlook 2017 report.
  • Social Entrepreneurship Gains Pace

    Mar 02, 2017
    At a time when some countries have been feeling the pinch of low oil prices, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is successfully looking at different ways to diversify its economy away from fossil fuel and the relevant government’s various initiatives to spur the growth of non-oil sector have opened up enormous opportunities for new entrepreneurs.
  • Saudi Labor Market Outlook Positive Despite Challenges

    Dec 09, 2015
    The Saudi labor market is segmented in several aspects, be it in wages, work hours, or skills, with unique challenges facing the employment of Saudis in the private sector. In this report, we look into data for the period 2005 - H1 2015 and analyze the dynamic trends in the Saudi labor market.
  • Dubai Realty: Bringing the Bang Back

    Apr 03, 2014
    The year 2013 saw the recovery of all sectors of the Dubai Real Estate market (residential, retail, hotel, industrial and offices). However, not all sectors performed similarly. While the residential, retail, hotel and industrial sectors witnessed strong and relatively broad-based growth, the recovery of the office sector remains more selective and concentrated in a few prime locations.
  • Kingdom Unveils $228b Plan with Modest Rise in Spending

    Apr 03, 2014
    SAUDI ARABIA announced its 2014 state budget on December 23, of $228 billion, slightly up from the $218.7 billion that had been set aside for 2013; thus projecting that spending of 2014 would rise a modest 4.3 percent over 2013’s planned amount. Spending and revenues are each projected to be SR855 billion ($228 billion); that compares with planned expenditure of SR820 billion and planned revenues of SR829 billion for 2013.

 
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