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Saudi e-commerce rakes in USD4.3bn Saudi e-commerce rakes in USD4.3bn(0)

Saudis spent USD 4.3 billion on online transactions last year, according to a report by the Arab Advisors Group. CONTINUE READING

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Private sector steps up role in Saudi healthcare Private sector steps up role in Saudi healthcare(0)

As the Saudi government steps up efforts to provide quality healthcare to its citizens, the move opens up a massive opportunity for the private sector. CONTINUE READING

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Riyadh has highest disposable income in GCC Riyadh has highest disposable income in GCC(0)

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh are the Middle East’s three richest cities, according to a new survey. CONTINUE READING

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Access to education a challenge in Arab world Access to education a challenge in Arab world(0)

More than 8.5 million children in the Arab world remain out of school, presenting a huge socio-economic challenge for regional authorities. CONTINUE READING

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Saudi firms rake in USD27bn profits in 2013 Saudi firms rake in USD27bn profits in 2013(0)

Profits of Saudi companies exceeded SAR 100 billion (USD 27 billion) for the first time ever last year, according to National Commercial Bank data. CONTINUE READING

Saudi, Egypt, Iraq economies to lead MENA Saudi, Egypt, Iraq economies to lead MENA(0)

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq will be among the world’s 30 largest economies by 2028, according to forecasts by a London-based economic consultancy. CONTINUE READING

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Non-oil to keep Saudi economy riding high in 2014 Non-oil to keep Saudi economy riding high in 2014(0)

Saudi Arabia may rein in massive public sector spending slightly in 2014, but it will still be enough to keep the non-oil sector humming along and ensure domestic demand continues to remain robust. CONTINUE READING

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Saudi spring cleaning labor market with crackdown Saudi spring cleaning labor market with crackdown(0)

Saudi Arabia’s labor problems will “cloud” the country’s short-term outlook, according to analysts. CONTINUE READING

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Investors look for robust returns in Saudi healthcare Investors look for robust returns in Saudi healthcare(0)

Saudi Arabia lags behind regional and global counterparts in healthcare infrastructure, which presents growth opportunities for the private sector, according to a new report. CONTINUE READING

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World Bank names MENA’s best places to do business World Bank names MENA’s best places to do business(0)

United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia emerged as the best countries in the Middle East and North Africa region to do business in. CONTINUE READING

 

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